Fashion trends come and go, but the nautical look is a timeless classic that never goes out of style. Inspired by sailors and the sea, nautical-themed accessories always look chic and elegant. Motifs like stripes, anchors, sailboats, ship wheels, and starfish evoke the magic of the beach and ocean, making nautical accessories the perfect complement to your summer wardrobe.
Here are my five picks for the summer’s “must-have” nautical accessories:
This necklace and earring set features delightful charms of an anchor, life preserver and ship’s wheel, accented with enameling, beads and crystals. Done in crisp navy and white, the necklace and earrings can be worn together as a set or separately. Try wearing the necklace with a t-shirt to dress up a casual ensemble or pairing the earrings with a fresh cotton blouse.
These tasteful earrings are done in a classic button style and feature an anchor design embellished with enameling and crystals for a hint of sparkle. Comfortable and lightweight, these clip-on earrings are available in navy/goldtone or white/silvertone. Wear with a blouse, like our popular Donnkenny® camp shirt, or a striped dress, like our UltraSofts® Mia Sailor Dress, for a polished look.
Enameled beads in all-American red, white and blue are combined with silvertone charms of a ship’s wheel, starfish, compass, anchor and sailboat in this whimsical adjustable bracelet. Whether you wear it with shorts and a tee or a breezy lounge dress, it’s the perfect finishing touch to any summer outfit.
Hats are vital to protecting your skin from sun damage (See Wednesday’s blog post “Sun-Safety Picks”). For skin-safe fun in the sun, this all-cotton reversible hat is a terrific option. A solid color on one side, it reverses to a charming mini anchor print on the other side. It even rolls up for easy packing. Just toss it in your tote or beach bag and take it with you wherever you go.
Ideal for a stroll on the boardwalk, these comfy slip-ons have classic “boat shoe” styling and feature a canvas upper with nautical-inspired stripes. With a memory-foam footbed, padded collar and tongue, and removable Ortholite® sockliner, these casual shoes provide all-day comfort and support. From jeans and pants, to shorts and pedal pushers, to skirts and dresses, you can wear these Grasshoppers® with everything.