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Trend Report: Nautical

Fashion is channelling the high seas for Spring/Summer 2014, drawing on the nautical trend with sailor stripes and deep blue prints.

Seen in the latest ranges from our favourite brands like WISH and FATE, nautical is all about embracing classic colourways and silhouettes with a twist.

Comfortable jersey fabrication are seen in thigh-high split maxi dresses with interplays of classic knots and rope waist ties. Classic tees and tank tops are contrasted with splicing, gathering and fabric panelling making them wardrobe essentials for both weekend and work wear.

Drawing on the Spring/Summer 2014 international runway shows, high fashion labels like Chanel presented a resort collection for 2014  that was a nod to nautical, with heels that looked like knotted ropes and plenty of navy and white stripes.

The resort shows also saw brands like Burberry and Miu Miu who’s collections were filled with stripes and anchor embellishments, a timeless classic for the warmer season.

Our top style tips for wearing the nautical fashion trend are:

Keep It Simple:

When rocking the nautical trend the best tip is to keep it simple. Think classic silhouettes in easy-to-wear cami’s or maxi dresses, let your stripes or anchor blue stand out. Add neutral shoes and accessories in nude, black or brown.

Wear Stripes: This trend is all about embracing stripes. Red, black or blue, whatever you’re style it’s all about stripes. Wear head-to-toe in a maxi or shift dress or team a striped tee with black pants or denims.

Accessorise: Want to go all out? Add a knotted or a roped necklace or bracelet. Think wedges in matching colourways and a bright red lip.

Add Structure: Nothing is more sophisticated than a tailored nautical blazer. Team over a classic coloured top for the office or a basic tee for the weekend.

Think Denim: Light faded denim is the ultimate compliment to nautical styles. The look instantly adds a spring vibe and a modern touch to a classic trend.

Nautical fashion pieces say bring on spring/summer style. Make this look work for you with these pretty seaside looks. Fresh and uber stylish! Shop the latest from ladies clothing online store AlibiOnline.