Saturday, October 8, 2011

NAUTICAL STRIPES: Bringing sailor uniform to chic style.

Nautical Stripes have always been around, signifying timeless style. Inspired by French sailors, the blue and white thinly stripes have become one of fashion’s biggest trend season after season.  Ever since Coco Chanel sported the timeless pattern on a boatneck shirt, it has become a popular style choice for fashion-forward women all around the world. Legend has it; Chanel borrowed one from her lover and tailored it to her body – creating an iconic look that is still just as popular today.

The Nautical Stripes signify timeless style. It’s been worn by countless style icons, from Brigitte Bardot to Twiggy, Pablo Picasso to Lauren Hutton, James Dean to Marilyn Monroe. It is classic, chic, effortlessly laid back and cool style and depending on your signature style, you can wear it sporty, glam, casual and even chic minimalism (the latter is my fave).

Nautical stripes are one of the most minimalist of patterns, and look great combined with classic pieces like blazers and high-waisted trousers. Nautical Stripes in accessories like scarfs, jewelry, shoes and sunglasses is great way to wear this timeless trend (just be careful not to go overboard with it). Think outside the style box by taking the pattern to a whole new level of form and function.

ICONIC: Marilyn Monroe in Nautical Stripes

1 comment:

  1. I love nautical stripes. Nice 1!


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