The New Nautical

SPRING 2017

The nautical look is back in full force this season, but before you start thinking that you’ve already seen everything this classic look has to offer, take a second glance at this season's fresh take on maritime style. Updated with new proportions and highly stylized accessories, this look has been reimagined in a way that is equally adaptable for relaxing near the beach or a socializing in the city.

Top; Carven. Shorts; Sandro, available at Bloomingdale's. Shoes and bag; Tommy Hilfiger. Bracelets; Pluma. Lip; H&M Velvet Le Beau Monde. Eye; MAC Lady Danger.

For a casual weekend, try pairing stripes with a contrasting pattern, or even stripes of a different weight, to get that playful "beachfront bonfire" look. Chunky accessories like an oversized bag or this season’s must-have “flatform” shoes give a nod toward classic Americana.

Jacket; GAP. Top; Mara Hoffman. Vest; Helmut Lang, available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Pants; 3.1 Phillip Lim, available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings; Mango. Sunglasses; DKNY.

Take an elevated approach, by pairing a khaki trench with seaside-inspired stripes, then accent with sleek graphic earrings and oversized sunglasses for a look that pays homage to Cape Cod style icon Jackie O beautifully.

Left: Top; Mara Hoffman. Vest; Helmut Lang, available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Pants; 3.1 Phillip Lim, available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings; Mango. Sunglasses; DKNY. Shoes; Christian Louboutin. Bag; Giuseppe Zanotti with Scarf; Tommy Hilfiger. Cheek; Benefit Hoola. Lip; Amour Foxy & A53; Eyes; Sephora All Over Color 049M. Right: Top; Peter Pilotto. Pants; Banana Republic. Shoes; H&M. Cheek; MAC Young at Heart. Lip; Amour Foxy & A53. Eyes; Camera Ready Graftobian Glitter in Neon Yellow.

For an unexpected dose of color, depart from the traditional palette of red, white and blue to infuse pink into your nautical staple items. From fitted fuchsia trousers to a breezy pastel blouse that lets the sunlight kiss your shoulders, no matter where you live, seaside bliss is only a wardrobe refresh away.