Taking a cue from sea faring crews around the world, spring runways were awash with sailing influences. Fortunately, you don’t need sea legs to dress the part. These nautically inspired pieces will keep your wardrobe on an even keel. Even if you don’t know starboard from port, there are plenty of reasons to kiss a sailor this season.
We all owe the US Navy a thank you card for the debuting the T shirt during WWII. The French Navy gets credit for the stripes. Members of exclusive yacht clubs made it fashionable. Wear yours with an A-line skirt or a pair of chinos for ship shape style.
Traditional sailor pants have a total of 15 buttons (13 on the outside, 2 on the inside). Fortunately, the civilian styles are easier navigate. Add heels and fitted blouse for a modern, professional look. A T shirt and sandals takes you to brunch on the weekend.
First popularized in the 1950s, espadrilles are a mainstay of spring and summer fashion. Choose the classic flat style or sass it up with a wedge heel version- it will be smooth sailing either way.