How to Wear Nautical Style Fashion

Style ideas that will insure smooth sailing through this summer’s nautical craze

Photography by Joseph Graf

Ahoy ladies and gents! Our style expert is bringing you the current summer trend: nautical fashion. From horizontal stripes to red, white and blue color combos, here are some style ideas for this summer's nautical fashion rage.

1. Crisp, clean lines are key to achieving a classic Americana look. Stocking your closet with stripes will leave your wardrobe awash in endless nautical possibilities.

Below. Katie is wearing “Get Up” pants, “Get Up” jacket and “Dreams” t–shirt, all Calvin Rucker Spring 2015 Collection,; a Corso necklace (as bracelet), similar styles available at Fashion Valley; and gold circle earrings by the Housewives Jewelry. Ohso-Perfect gold earrings from Housewives Jewelry $24 available at Dan is wearing a Maceoo shirt, $145, available at Lux Ave Boutique,; and 7 For All Mankind pants, $189, available at Nordstrom,

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2. Anchors Away! The summer’s hottest trend has made its mark. Navigating through the season with this style is the easiest way to achieve a preppy sailor ensemble. 

Below. Danita is wearing a “Sailor Suit” bathing suit by Karo Swimwear, $349, available at; a “Frida” bracelet by Corso, price upon request, available at Fashion Valley or University Town Center Mall in La Jolla and; “Bianca” sunglasses by Sama, $525, available at

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Below. Katie is wearing Charmosa bikini bottoms available at; Star Designs sweater, $140, gold anchor earrings, $45, and a genuine quartz ring in sterling silver, $320, all available at Ooh La La,

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3. Men's nautical looks are easy to achieve with navy blue basics, like slacks, pea coats, and blazers. 

Below. Mike is wearing an Easy-iron shirt, $14.95, available at H&M,; 7 For All Mankind pants, $189, available at Nordstrom,; and Sand Copenhagen “Short Peacoat,” available exclusively at Sand Copenhagen retailers and available for purchase at Maggie B’s Flower Hill Mall, Del Mar and Garys Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar.

Men's Nautical style guide peacoat white shirt

4. Bikinis and men's swim trunks are all-American in shades of red, white and blue. 

Below. Katie is wearing an Ipanema “Lauren” bandeau top, $75, and Ipanema “Small Burrito” bottoms, $66, both available at Mike is wearing Tommy Bahama swim trunks, $98, available at Nordstrom,; a Corso “Bareilli” triple–wrap leather bracelet with 22–Karat gold plated half bangle, $128, available at Fashion Valley or University Town Center Mall in La Jolla,; and Sama “Combustion 3” sunglasses, $400, available at Danita is wearing an Ipanema “Squish Triangle” bikini top, $71, and “Ana” bottoms, $68, both available at Tablecloth, used as seat cover, “Mod Stripe” tablecloth by BottleCloth, $99-169, available at