Concrete Catwalk // New Nautical

February 25, 2014

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Is there some unwritten rule that crisp white separates and preppy stripes make the perfect pairing for a day by the water?

Keep reading for a peek at my own take on the nautical trend, and to find out why wandering out of your own section of the store while shopping can lead to a very happy style accident every once in a while.  ;)

IMG_0300 Top to Bottom // kate spade sunnies, Old Navy men’s striped sweater, Sorrelli necklace*, Lush skort (similar), Noonday Collection bracelet*, Cleo clutch*, Dolce Vita ‘Niro’ heels // * notes a gifted item

The collection of striped items in my closet has grown to an embarrassingly large number lately, but when I saw this comfy crew neck sweater in the men’s version of Old Navy, I just knew it must be mine!  I LOVE the tomboyish look that it has, but wanted to balance out the roomy fit with a tailored white skort and this pair of chunky heeled sandals that I nabbed especially for our west coast adventure.

P.S. – This isn’t the first time I’ve borrowed from the boys department… Men’s shirting is one of my favorite ways to temper a feminine shift dress or a pair of super-skinny patterned jeans.  Do you ever swap style elements with the opposite gender?  Share your experiments here so we can be inspired by your adventures!

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This post was kindly brought to you by Old Navy.
Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.

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13 Comments

  • Reply kelsey February 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

    this is darling! loving that sweatshirt
    ladies in navy

  • Reply jaana February 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    in LOVE with that men’s sweater. i already have 3 gray sweatshirts from old navy, one more won’t hurt! ;)
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    • Reply Jessie Artigue March 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Perhaps we need to start a support group?!?!? ;) XO

  • Reply Adri February 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    This is a perfect take on a nautical look! Glad to see you’re enjoying the amazing sunshine here!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

  • Reply Kelly in the City February 25, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the shorts paired with the striped top :)

    <3
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

  • Reply Miro - Dose Of Dash February 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I always forget to go into the men’s section in stores but it’s such a great idea. Love how that sweater has the perfect amount of slouch to it!

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    Gorgeous look! Love the stiped sweater!

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