Despite the fact that I’m landlocked in the middle of the country, I’m a bit of a sailor girl. (Mostly imagined, but I was born in California… This must count for something.)
I love that yacht club aesthetic– super preppy, slightly androgynous, classic.
Summer is the perfect time to get your sailor on. Some ideas:
Blue and red are quintessential nautical colors. Lightweight cardigans in this classic color scheme are great options. A simple summer dress in cobalt does the trick, too.
Get yourself a pair of boat shoes. I’m so serious. (Are you thinking 80s Miami Vice? Don’t. It’s not good for you.) My favorite are Sperry’s, but a ton of designers are making them right now. Rock them with a sporty knit dress, cutoff denim, or white capris.
Straw accessories, like a woven tote or a pair of raffia sandals are a nice neutral touch (because too much red and blue makes you look a little too 4th of July). Love me some cute anchor jewelry. Wayfarers are back and aren’t going anywhere soon, so snag a pair. They’re flattering on almost every face shape.
The key is to incorporate a few of the above elements into your outfit (not all, unless you’re steering an actual sailboat while wearing said Overkill Ensemble). Start with a white tank and some denim shorts, then add maybe the striped belt, and anchor studs. Or the blue body-con dress with boat shoes. Or a white mini, white tee, the raffia sandals, and the navy cardigan with the gold buttons.
I could play this game all day. You?