When it comes to fashion trends, some are a lot easier to pull off than others. On one side of the spectrum there's the easy stuff: florals for spring, shearling for winter, and even '60s mod, all of which are a piece of cake. But on the other hand are the season's slightly more challenging directions and this coming fall's nautical trend is one of them.
But, if you are anything like us, you are not going to shy away from something simply because it may require a little work. In fact, that only makes the whole thing more fun. There are several ways to incorporate sailor-style pieces into your wardrobe without looking like you're in the navy. Here are some tips.
No. 1: Opt for one statement piece rather than a full look.
Whether it's the wide-leg trousers adorned with gold buttons or a captain's-style jacket, go with one or the other and pair them with something simple, like a plain white T-shirt or skinny jeans.
No. 2: Accent nautical ready-to-wear with sleek, modern accessories.
There is no better way to dial back the costume-y-ness of a right-on-trend piece than by adding a classic shoe or bag to your look.
No. 3: Pay close attention to fit.
When it comes to the nautical trend, it's more important than ever that you choose items that fit correctly. A too-boxy jacket or a too-long pant is going to throw your whole look off.
No. 4: Start out small.
If you are still uncertain about how to wear the nautical trend with conviction, try to incorporate a small accent piece like an anchor brooch or even a striped sweater.