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Nautical But Nice

Its time to channel your inner lady and bask in the glamour of the 1950s as fashion’s perennial summer favourite sails back into vogue with a sexy, modern and gloriously playful twist on traditional Nautical style. Pretty yet sophisticated, playful yet precise, and elegant yet fun, Summer 09’s nautical look mixes lashings of film star style with a dash of continental chic, powerful colour blocking, delicious floral detailing and unexpected, yet exciting, new proportions to create the coolest trend of the season by far. Fresh in spirit, this is a pared down sportif look focusing on casual elegance, layering and just the right amount of tailoring.  Classic shades of red, white, blue and black dominate in the colour department, chic ship shape stripes make a welcome appearance and silhouettes are loosened to complete the look.

For best results, stay on the chic side of nautical style and keep it simple with slouchy tops, flowing high waist trousers, long line knits and neatly tailored collegiate blazers and separates all teamed with piled on, mixed up pearls and diamante. Finish with high unabashedly sexy heels and sleek, shiny tied back heir…the perfect ensemble for perusing the shops and roaming the city!

Top Tips:

1) Remember to balance out your silhouette to keep the look chic.  Team full skirts and wide trousers with form fitting tops, or alternatively, voluminous slouchy tops with slim leg trousers or tailored shorts.

2) Go for fabulous accessories.  Chunky pendants and vibrant printed bags add an exciting element to the look, making a bold statement and giving instant sophistication

3) Pearls lend instant fashion kudos to the look and are great with simple bold monochrome stripes.

4) For big impact, embrace the designers current love affair with pattern.  Bold pattern works best on clean simple shapes and romantic florals are always a hit.

5) Glam it up with fancy metallic footwear…day or night, you can never have enough sparkle.

6) When it comes to make-up, keep the skin fresh and flawless and the look strong, sophisticated and classy.  Think clear eyes with sexy feline flicks and fluttering lashes, combined with bold, red lips designed to thrill.

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