Trend Alert: Marina Couture

So you got that yacht for Christmas? Oh, you didn’t? Rats. Me neither. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t dress like we spend winters cruising the Caribbean and summers cruising the Med. It’s easy if you follow a few nautical rules.

Stick to a classic colour palette of navy, red and white or cream. Introduce tan as your bag, belt and shoe colour. Stripes are key to the marina trend and have been around for ages so you may already have a cute striped t-shirt in your wardrobe. Just add polka dots for a SS12 twist ‘cos spots and stripes look gorgeous together.

Tailoring is quay, ahem, key to this trend. A blazer or boyfriend style jacket in navy or cream will give some lovely structure around the shoulders and contrast  well with jersey tees. Go for wide leg trousers if you’re tall. If you’re petite then stick to skinnies or a bootcut trouser. Tailored city shorts will look super smart for work and dark denim hotpants will dress you down for days off. You can definitely wear denim with the nautical trend – indigo, cornflower blue, white and red are your best colourways. Faded denims will make the look super slouchy and relaxed.

When it comes to shoes no captain would let you within a nautical mile of his boat wearing high heels so it’s all about the flats and that means loafers. They look fab with cropped trousers. If you’ve no plans to board a barge then go for the heels. City shorts really need a heel. Choose accessories with rope details, eyelets,chains or bring back the spots and stripes.

I’ll see you on the marina for sundowners. Mine’s the grotesquely large white gin palace at the end…

…of my dreams.

South Cotton Slash Neck Jumper |South High Waisted Button Trousers | Fearne Cotton Ibis Chunky Heel Spot Bar Shoes | Love Label Turtle Suede Tassle Loafers | Love Label Kickflare Jeans | Fearne Cotton Vintage Style Skater Dress | Love Label Tie Front Shorts | Love Label High Waisted Denim Shorts | South Stripe Jacket | South Stripe Rope Tunic | Stripe Clutch

Love Kirsty x

20th February 2012
Written by Very_Lauren

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