Spring 2011 Fashion Trends: Classic Nautical

The Nautical Trend is one which makes an appearance almost every spring season. Spring 2011 is no different as the nautical trend appeared on both the resort/cruise runways as well as the spring 2011 runways in New York, Paris and Milan. The nautical trend for spring 2011 encompasses the traditional horizontal stripes as well as sailor looks such as white caps and boating jackets.

Christian Dior showed boating jackets and sailor caps with tailored city shorts and slouchy tops along with colorful, strapy sandals. As bright colors appeared on the spring runways, the nautical look which is traditionally navy, shades of blue, white and some red, was intertwined with the all-white looks and brightly colored frocks.

Horizontal stripes also graced the runways of Miu Miu and Salvatore Ferragamo. Miu Miu and Brian Atwood also featured espadrille wedge sandals in sea-worthy shades of red, navy and white with think rope detail.

Although the nautical trend had more heft for spring 2010 than it does for spring 2011, it is still a relevant trend which features classic pieces such as the horizontal navy and white striped shirt. This is definitely a trend where you can shop your closet and find pieces from the nautical trend in seasons past. If you do not have a nautical item, invest in a thin striped, navy and white shirt. The shirt is classic and works well with jeans, white shorts and casual looks. It can even be paired with lightly colored trousers and a blazer; a great casual Friday look for work! Happy shopping and stay fabulous.