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Now Trending: For Summer 2021 the Easy Chic Look is Nautical

Now trending: for summer 2021 the easy chic look is nautical

Now trending: for summer 2021 the easy chic look is nautical. It’s a timeless, chic and classic way to dress when the weather gets warm or you head for the sea. And the good news is that this season’s options are universally flattering and flirty – simple stripes, navy blue, optic white and maybe a dash of red. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best nautical fashion for women, including Breton striped tops, sweaters and accessories to finish summer 2021 in style.

12 classic chic styles to add nautical flair to your Summer wardrobe

An enduring style that’s never truly gone out of fashion, nautical stripes are once again on the rise.

Now trending: for summer 2021 the easy chic look is nautical

Now trending: for summer 2021 the easy chic look is nautical

From Miu Miu’s new Maritime Collection to Loro Piana’s sailor looks, to Chloé and Comme des Garçons marinière tops, the fashion world is embracing all things nautical this summer.

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Well suited for the warmer months, maritime stripes can easily be dressed up or down for a low-key look that is effortlessly chic. Think back to Audrey Hepburn on set or to Brigitte Bardot lounging on a beach, or more recently to Taylor Swift vacationing in Newport and the Duchess of Cambridge at St. Andrews in Scotland … the list goes on.

Now trending: for summer 2021 the easy chic look is nautical

the best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including Breton striped tops, sweaters and accessories.

Whether you’re going to be in the city, by the pool, back at work or are lucky enough to be on a boat, what better way to dive into summer than by adding some nautical stripes to your outfit repertoire? Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the ways you can get on board with this classic summer style – no captains hat required.

12 classic chic styles to add nautical flair to your Summer wardrobe

1. a.p.c. cordelia sweater

A.P.C. excels in egalitarian French style and this Breton style Cordelia striped cotton-blend sweater ($161) is no exception.

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2. anthropologie striped knit pants

Effortlessly chic, these Anthropologie Striped Knit Pants ($148) will have you channeling your inner Audrey. Just add a knotted button down and sandals for a chic vintage inspired summer look.

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3. marlies dekkers holi vintage swimsuit

The combination of stripes and tailoring on this Marlies Dekkers ‘Holi Vintage’ bathing suit ($376) oozes old Hollywood glamour.

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4. comme des garçons play striped red heart long-sleeve shirt

This Comme des Garçons Play Striped Red Heart Long-Sleeve Shirt ($156) classic cotton top is guaranteed to become one of the most-worn pieces in your wardrobe.

the best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including Breton striped tops, sweaters and accessories

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5. balenciaga striped cotton pants

What better way to say goodbye to your skinny jeans than with these wide-cut Striped Cotton Pants ($950) from Balenciaga?classic chic styles

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6. saint james breton shirt

The OG of Breton Shirts ($85), Saint James was first worn by sailors as uniform back in 1858. The brand’s designs are still made in the same atelier near Mont Saint Michel in France.

the best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including Breton striped tops, sweaters and accessories

The best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including Breton striped tops, sweaters and accessories: Saint James Breton Shirt. Courtesy Photo.

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7. everlane easy short

With a pull on waistband and breathable cotton, Everlane’s Easy Shorts ($45) are just that – easy.

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8. miu miu poplin dress

With puffy sleeves and a sailor collar, Miu Miu’s Poplin Dress ($2,470) is a nautical dream.

the best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including striped tops, sweaters, accessories

The best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including striped tops, sweaters and accessories.

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9. paravel cabana tote

Whether you’re headed to the beach, a weekend away or even back to the office, Paravel’s Cabana Tote ($165) vivid stripes will add joy.

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10. maeve mock neck sweater

For those who find Breton tops too prim, consider this versatile Mock Neck Sweater Tee ($98) from Maeve.

the best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including striped tops, sweaters, accessories

The best nautical fashion for women this summer 2021, including striped tops, sweaters and accessories. Courtesy Photo.

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11. loro piana milos striped dress

Maritime doesn’t have to mean navy or black; go neutral in this chic beige Milos striped cotton dress ($620) from Loro Piana.

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12. solid & striped x freedom moses sandals

Don’t leave your feet out of the striped fun with these comfy Solid & Striped x Freedom Moses 2-Band Slide Sandals ($50).

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12 classic chic styles to add nautical flair to your Summer wardrobe

There you have it, 12 ways to add a little nautical flair to your summer wardrobe this year. Are you ready to dive into this seafaring style, dear reader?

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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