By the pool:
To me, this is the "nautical" look done right. I like just a hint of nautical- a splash of brilliant red on a ruffled bikini, black piping on a slouchy blouse, canvas and straw details in the accessories, and taking stripes in a new direction with fun color combinations. Nautical comes back every year as a go-to summer look, and it does work really well on almost everyone. However, when you start combining red, white and blue stripes, anchor motifs, rope accents and bright whites you can begin to look like you're wearing a costume. So this summer, play with nautical and incorporate bits and pieces of the trend into your wardrobe- it's very versatile and works perfectly for casual days, and even at the office if done correctly. Happy Friday!