Summer clothes this year have a nautical flair for those days you want to sport a laid-back chic look that is equally fabulous on the deck of a yacht or right here on dry land. Really, the nautical trend is never totally out of style so these boat-ready styles are investment pieces that you can wear for years. We’ve rounded up the best resort wear and breezy summer styles to make you the belle of the beach and the coolest chick at brunch.
Stripes Stripes are totally on trend and always seaworthy. Bold vertical stripes are showing up on pants, skirts and dresses so get stripy! The Breton tee is a perennial classic and always a summer staple with a hint of the French Riviera. The Nautical Company carries every Breton style you can imagine. Work the culotte and the stripe trends or kick back in a Polo T-shirt dress.
Shorts Mid-length sailor shorts are sleek summer clothes style that doesn’t show too much leg. Topshop’s red, white and blue high-waisted bouclé shorts manage to be simultaneously ladylike and hip. Perfect for your next boat trip or Fourth of July fiesta.
Fisherman Sweater Stay warm on deck when the cool ocean breezes start to blow with a slim-fitting cotton fisherman sweater.
Shoes Adidas Stan Smith sneakers are having another moment. The clean lines and pure white leather make this the summer sneaker to wear with skirts, shorts, and pants. Your list of must-have summer clothes isn’t complete without a sporty pair of wedge espadrilles.
Accessories Cinch your resort wear with a Made in America Toggle Belt, the rope belt with toggle closure would go perfectly with that Polo shirtdress. Then add some bling with beach-inspired baubles. Shield your face from the sun as you set sail with a wide-brimmed straw hat.
Beach Tote Throw your towel and sundries in a fun and sturdy Sea Bags tote made from recycled sails.