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Set Sail For A Stylish Summer With A Nautical Look
Set sail for a stylish summer with a nautical look
Nautical style is a rare thing, not because it’s uncommon, but because it never seems to go out of style. What makes it even more versatile, is that it’s not limited to a specific age group. Men, women, babies, tweens, and teenagers can all enjoy this user-friendly style. It’s an easy look to achieve. All you need is a combination of red, white, blue, and stripes. Occasionally, there are other elements, like anchor and rope insignia, but for the most part, you can put together a decent-looking nautical outfit with minimal items.
Although this trend has been around since before the 1920s, it’s even more fashionable today, because cruises are so popular. This is especially true in Dubai, where it is quite common to attend an event on a rented yacht for a simple birthday celebration. Whether you’re planning a day on a boat with your family or just a get-together at the beach, a nautical look would be a practical, yet stylish, choice for you and your kids.
Let’s get nautical!
Children look especially adorable in these royal colours. Here are few guidelines to help you dress your little boy or girl in this popular style.
Don’t overcomplicate, less is more
Remember to keep it simple or your child could end up looking like they’re ready to go trick or treating. Select one bold item and compliment it with more neutral pieces. Selecting the bottoms to be the bold item, is a good start. Whether it’s a pair of shorts, a skirt, or trousers, this could act as the foundation for the entire outfit.
Stripes make the outfit
Thick ones, thin ones, horizontal, or vertical – stripes do the most to achieve that nautical theme. However, dots have some merit too, and they’re adorable on little girls.
Mix and match
You don’t have to break the bank to equip your kids with a respectable nautical wardrobe. Buy a handful of different items, like shorts, skirts, trousers, shirts, or tees and tanks, in red, white, or blue. That way, you can mix and match, which will allow for multiple variations, which means more outfits (as shown in the accompanying photographs).
It should be smooth sailing from there!