MAPLE LEOPARD: 3 Tips for Styling a Nautical Look

Monday, March 7, 2016

3 Tips for Styling a Nautical Look

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Ahoy Mateys! You don't have to set sail to wear one of the hottest looks for spring, but it sure would be fun wouldn't it?! I live in a city that has 3 naval bases, so it seemed very fitting to style this look with the beautiful scenery here in town.



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                                                             Photography: LT Hansen

The nautical trend has been around for years and will probably never leave.  It was popular in the 20's decade and even before that.  In the past few years, people have become even more obsessed with anchors and blues because: collections related to cruise and resort life are seeing huge growth.

Nautical styling reminds us of the days of old, and European sophistication.

The elements associated with this look will always work with denim.  Sometimes  nautical inspired dress can appear "costumey."  Here are ways to keep it looking classy:

1) Keep it simple:  A striped or printed top with distressed denim as I have chosen here are great for a casual simple look .A jean skirt, striped dress, or high waisted shorts would be fabulous as well.

2) Add a pop of color:  I went with a bright red pair of flats for the first look . A bright hue such as mustard or orange would compliment the blue well too.

3)Accesorize:  Top off your sailor girl look with accessories such as a watch, necklace,scarf, or handbag , 

 The Spring "16" Trend Campaign is in full swing at Macy's, which is where I found most of the pieces for this outfit. I love to shop their sales, never come home empty handed!  The top caught me eye right away because of the unique red detailing on the back.

Do you have a nautical outfit hiding away in your closet? I'd love to hear how you would style it, in the comments below. Also if you like what you read , I would love it if you subscribed to my blog on the right sidebar.  I also update my Instagram frequently with style and travel tips.

As always thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting my blog and keeping up with my stylish adventures

                                                              XO VALERIE


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|Shop My Look|: Hippie Rose back zipper top|Indigo Rein distressed jeans|Red flats(similar)|
|Navy Pumps|Leopard Sunglasses(similar)|


Other Nautical Looks  I love :


44 comments:

  1. Awesome nautical look! Loving the detail on the back of your top! Really pretty look!

    xx, Elise

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    1. Thanks Elise..it was a fun outfit to style!!

      xo
      Valerie

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  2. Nice location on a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you So much Isobel, glad you stopped by![
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  3. very cute look

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  4. ooh I love the nautical trend! Especially loving the detail on the back of your top. Great tip to throw some colour in too
    Lisa
    Beauxdiaries.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa...this top is so unique..the price was great too!

      xo

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  5. Nautical is my default setting. I love the zipper running down the back of that top, such a fun twist!

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    1. Hey Kate...I am with ya! Nautical is big hit with many..I love it! Thank you for the kind comment!

      xo
      Valerie

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  6. I love this clean, fresh nautical look! Your red shoes give the outfit a beautiful pop of color. I also like your necklace - I'd love to see a close-up of it. Accessories add so much fun! :-)

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    1. Thank you! I know..I did not think to get a close up of the necklace...bummer :/ its super cute and very nautical themed also..I think I may have it in another pic here on my blog..I will see if I can dig it up for you!
      xo

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    1. thank you so much...I appreciate you stopping by!

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  8. I'm nautical obsessed over here! Love the time!

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    1. Thank you Kristin..It never seems to fade in popularity..I love it too!
      xo

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  9. I'm loving distressed jeans! They are super fun to wear with heals! Great outfit!

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    1. Hi Jenn..Yes I see them a lot on blogs with heels...so many cute looks you can do with them!

      xo
      Valerie

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  10. What a cute nautical look! That top is the cutest and I loved that you paired it with distressed denim! What a perfect location for this shoot!

    xo Ashley

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    1. Awe thank you Ashley!! The top is so comfy ..I love it.thx for stopping!

      xo

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  11. Gorgeous!! What a lovely location! Love your jeans and that top!!

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    1. AWe thank you so much Ruthie for the kind words!!


      Valerie
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  12. I love your tips! And your nautical look is chic and adorable!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  13. When it comes to resort wear, I'm not much of a print person. Rather, I prefer my nautical pieces either striped or colour-blocked or solids, you know, that way they can go with just about everything else, all year long. That isn't to say I don't appreciate your outfit, I do!! Very much, Valerie, you look so fresh and confident and happy xoxo

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  14. You are so rocking your nautical outfit - the pop of red is genius! Enjoy the rest of the week!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thank you lovely...have a fabulous week as well!!

      xo

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  15. You do nautical so well my friend!! Just love that top...the pop of red is my favorite!! Love it!!

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    1. Awe thanks lovely lady..so glad to see you here again...big hugs and have great weekend of blessings!!

      xo

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  16. The "ripped sailor" look? Liking it. (Ahoy there, Seafair Pirates!) ;-)

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    1. Ha ha...yes Seafair time is coming soon! Thanks for stopping by Dominic...see you soon again at one of the events I'm sure! :)

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  17. Hi Valerie. How cute are you in those nauticals. I love anchors so I clearly love the top. And I love ALL your nautical picks.

    I went shopping earlier today and Loft, The Limited and Old Navy are filled with beautiful nautical pieces, this Spring. I wanted one of each lol.

    You should share this beautiful outfit on my linkup. Would love to have you there.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/03/thursday-moda-2-and-pop-of-yellow.html

    Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comments! I m glad you found some good finds!! I would love to join your link up..! :)

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  18. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The look is fabulous and the background for the photos is perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much For stopping by Nicole! and for the kind words!

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  19. Love ur style .. its stylish n comfortable !

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Ananya..I so loved meeting you this past weekend!

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  20. Nautical is my FAVORITE style! From my clothing to my home to my blog, I love everything nautical but I don't want it to be too chintzy. Like you said, Keep It Simple!
    ~Sheila
    Making the Most of Every Day

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    1. Thanks Sheila...I love it too any time of year!

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