Concrete Catwalk // New Nautical

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IMG_0329Is 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_0300Top 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!IMG_0308IMG_0345IMG_0330IMG_0301IMG_0324IMG_0302IMG_0321IMG_0313---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.