The nautical trend has become a style staple this summer and it’s looking to continue well into autumn/winter 2014 too. The colours red, white and blue make up the typical nautical palette, as well as pieces such as Breton tops and pea coats. However the look has evolved into a much more masculine, maritime appearance.
The fisherman jacket, with its practical pockets and strong water-resistant fabric has become a necessity amongst fashionista males. Brands such as Soulcal, Denham the Jeanmaker and Suit Samson have a selection in bright colours including red and yellow, or wear-with-everything neutral hues like navy and khaki.
As always, nautical stripes are a strong look. Choose Breton tops in traditional navy or grey stripes with white, but experiment by looking for t-shirts with varying stripe widths or a mixture of vertical and horizontal stripes together can update this classic.
Wear your Breton top with chinos or jeans, or for a Riveria inspired look, layer under a white or navy blazer to make your outfit smarter.
For a fun update to your wardrobe, fashion stores such as ASOS, Urban Outfitters, All Saints and Topman are stocking sea-faring prints and patterns with anchors, sailing boats and seagulls seen on every piece from cardigans, t-shirts, shorts and even ties. Just make sure to wear one piece at a time to avoid nautical overkill.
When it comes to footwear, who can’t resist the boat or deck shoes? They tick all the right boxes – practical, comfortable and stylish – and can be worn with shorts and trousers. Other shoes include tan suede loafers or even plain white plimsolls, which will go with your nautical-inspired outfits.