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Each month, I team up with some of my blogging buddies for the How I Style It post--we all take one style idea and each put together an outfit based on it. This month's theme is nautical, so be sure to check out their links below for some cute summer looks! It's a timeless trend that's really going strong this summer.
Top: Target (similar, similar, similar) // Shorts: Loft (similar) // Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // Clutch: Lilly Pulitzer (similar, similar) // Necklace: Walmart (similar) // Shoes: NY & Company (similar, similar)
One of my favorite themed looks to put together is a nautical look. Nautical looks have several different elements. The color scheme is usually navy and white, with a pop of a bold red. Gold-tone accessories, like my bracelets and shoes, really polish off the look. Anchors, crabs, lobsters, starfish, etc. can be incorporated to really pull off a fun nautical style.
I love the crisp color scheme and how everything just pops. I let my navy and white shirt be the centerpiece and built my outfit around it. These white scallop shorts are just too cute and paired perfectly with the top. My necklace and earrings serve as my pop of red, and they really draw the eye up the outfit. I didn't want to go overboard on the red, though, so I ditched my red flip flops for these cognac sandals. And of course I had to add my Lilly Pulitzer lobster clutch.
A perfect finish to your nautical look is a bold red lip. I'm wearing Covergirl Katy Kat Matte in Crimson Cat. It's not a true matte, but a hybrid of sorts. Also, if you haven't hopped on the white mani bandwagon, you totally should! It's the top nail trend of the summer. Mine is the SNS dip.
Kane wanted a picture with his momma, and it was too cute not to share:)
ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are in the central Kentucky area, I will be doing a styling class at White House Black Market at Lexington Green THIS Friday, July 8, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. I'll be giving styling tips and helping people shop:) I'd love it if you'd drop in for it! The address is 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, Kentucky 40503. Also, please share this with any friends who would be interested in going! Lakeside Live will also be taking place afterwards, so stick around and enjoy the music!
Be sure to check out everyone else's nautical looks below to see how they style the trend!