Sail into Nautical-Inspired Style

Whenever late spring rolls around, I feel a wave of excitement just thinking about all the sailor-inspired clothes I’ll be able to incorporate into my wardrobe. After flipping through numerous vintage books and watching old Hollywood films, I find myself freshly inspired by the classic, nautical pieces worn by some of history’s most recognizable style icons. Time and time again, I’m struck by these effortlessly executed outfits from Anna Karina, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, and Natalie Wood. Always interested in updating my looks, I’ve found some seafaring styles that evoke that vintage spirit with their own modern twist.

1. Five Oceans Pendant, 2. Playful Pastime Top, 3. On a Friendly Shore Top, 4. Cherries Shoe-bilee.

1. King Spoke Coin Necklace, 2. Ought or Nautical Romper, 3. Weekend at Sea Dress, 4. SOS Brooch 5. Shoestring Licorice Flat in Cherry

Inspired to set sail? Find more items in our nautical category!

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    Kat 04/29/2011 at 4:35 pm #

    I really like the two pendants…they’re really cute. I enjoy nautical themes but I prefer the blue and white to red and white look

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    Jo - Lost in the Haze 04/29/2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Yes please yes please! I literally CANNOT get enough of nautical themed clothing! I adore the dotted sailor collar dress! Beautiful!

    x
    http://www.lostinthehaze.com

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    Annie (ModCloth) 04/29/2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Wow – so many beautiful and inspirational styles. Great post, Erin!

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    Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 04/30/2011 at 4:11 am #

    Just what I needed to brighten up my Sunday morning! 🙂
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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    Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 04/30/2011 at 4:12 am #

    ooops i mean saturday 🙂

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    Tasia 04/30/2011 at 8:03 am #

    LOVE these looks – especially Audrey Hepburn. I’m so excited because I totally have pieces that look like this to pair together 🙂 Yay for summer!

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    Taylor 04/30/2011 at 1:14 pm #

    I really love the Audrey Hepburn inspired look. It looks so playful and classy. Not to mention Audrey Hepburn is probably one of the best style icons of all time.

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    Emily / Expectations 04/30/2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I want that spotty red top on Natalie Wood so badly!

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    Anna 04/30/2011 at 9:45 pm #

    just ordered the romper, you guys make it too easy 😉
    http://www.ThisIsAYes.com

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    Anni 05/01/2011 at 5:18 am #

    wooooow so many great inspiration!!

    X

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    eyesofcuriosity 05/02/2011 at 9:22 am #

    Oh! Coco Channel has a harlequin Great Dane. 😀

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    Kellie 05/05/2011 at 10:18 am #

    Love this post!!!

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