When I planned a nautical fashion post lat week it was due the the fact that spring appeared to have sprung and nautical stripes always remind of the start of the warmer weather, however as spring now appears to have been postponed and the rain is really quite biblical let's go all nautical anyway! I'll bring the stripes, you bring the boat! As we can see from a very young ( and cute) Marilyn Monroe above, stripes have been popular through the decades.
Firstly, can you shop from your own wardrobe? Do you have some stripey t shirts/vest tops sitting in a drawer? How about skirts? Any black, navy or striped skirt action going on in the depths of your wardrobe? Can you mix and match what you already own? Accessories can be your friends here. Armfuls of stripy bangles or nautical reds, whites and blues, belts and shoes can really lift the look of that skirt you've worn at least once a week for the last year. If you decide to seek inspiration from the shops then there's lots of choice.
Left: Littlewoods £23 Centre: A/Wear £40 Right: La Redoute £39
Left: Topshop £40 Centre: ASOS £30 Right: Dorothy Perkins £20
Personally I want to save my pennies for these gorgeous trousers from vintage repro company Heyday. I'm visualising these with some cute Primark pumps, t-shirt and pearls (again from Primark) victory rolls and red lipstick........Red and navy blue work so beautifully together. Not the cheapest trousers at £55 but I have seen these on and they do look amazing. *must get saving*
Left: George £9 Centre: Bank £20 Right: Oasis £45
Supermarkets and shops like Primark will have lots of budget priced t-shirts. Asda in particular nearly always have great ranges of affordable clothes so they are well worth a look. Tesco often have some reasonably priced t-shirt style tops too. So if you simply want to buy a few cheap vest tops to add to what you already own, then head to the clothing aisle during your grocery shopping. If you're a regular reader then you'll know I'm a big fan of dresses......
Left: House Of Fraser £160 Centre: Very £30 Right: Oasis £50
If you do feel like adding some ooh la la to your nautical look then as always What Katie Did have your back....and your front.......