“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
Nautical fashion is all over the runway this Spring/Summer.And why should it not be?
It has an interesting history of 150 years.I know you're curious, so read it all here.
This trend can be worn anyway- casual,formal or party-wear.
Its simple yet classy ,thanks to Coco Chanel who included the classic Breton stripes a.k.a Nautical stripes in female fashion for the first time in 1921 when women were trapped in corsets(imagines & laughs!). All the innovations in fashion by Coco Chanel , are those which women gladly accept today as if it was their second nature.Coco celebrates her Birthday in August, so i will try to highlight as many styles from her in some of my posts till August.A promise that is tough, but doable,what say?
Lets see how we can rock the casual nautical look.
- The typical nautical look uses colors like RED,NAVY and White.
- Prints include stripes which can be horizontal,vertical or slanting.
- Other prints would signify all things that a sailor-man can be identified with like Anchors,stars,Compass,etc.
- This look is so versatile it can be worn throughout the year in various fabrics according to the weather.
- When accessorizing, think GOLD, as Gold combined with Reds and blues oozes Royal elegance.Think Prince William :)
- Want to add some glamour?
A Red lipstick that suits your complexion will be your best bet.Make heads turn .Since the whole look is simplified, a red lip-color will only do justice to it even when you are out in the sunlight.
Shoes-Bandra, Evil Eye Bracelet-gift from istanbul,Belt-Madame,Shirt,Bermuda-Janpath,Delhi,Can Pendant- Ebay HK,Retro Glares- Opp Palika Bazaar,Delhi.
I absolutely loved doing this shoot, thanks to the blazing sun and people looking as if there was some real shoot going on.Hehe.It was annoying, but i kept my cool most of the time,thinking of you guys :)
So, Does Nautical turn heads with its simplicity?
If ,yes, I would happily do a few more nautical looks.
OPEN for comments :)
Till next time...
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P.S Special thanks to my adorable friend behind the camera who had to bear with the sun,the crowd and on top of it my tantrums.I'm so sorry and thankful :) :) :)
I'm sure you would want to know the damage to my pocket for this look!
I like it affordable and it wouldn't be fair if i don't share this with you!
(All prices in INR)
This look cost me INR 1270 ($18-20 approx)
The Flea market Queen Happiness Index - 5 stars :)