If you’re looking to update your summer wardrobe and want to bag yourself a style that boasts both staying power and guaranteed gorgeousness, then you need some nautical niceties in your life. No matter how tailored your shopping search is – you might be looking for plus size dresses in UK sizes 14-32, or you might just be looking for some summer-inspired garms to keep your wardrobe looking fresh and on trend – either way, the nautical vibe ticks all the boxes and is really easy to achieve.

Read on to find out how you can easily incorporate this trend into your SS13 wardrobe:


It’s definitely a style associated with the summer holidays so embrace the anchor designs, the gold button detailing and red, white and blue stripes when you jet off on your one-in-fifty two. For a classic holiday hit team denim shorts with a blue and white striped vest top and a large beach bag.

If you want to incorporate the look throughout your holiday then accessories are the way to go: a navy scarf with tiny anchor prints will look oh-so adorable and will offer a hint of nautical all the way through your time away. Boat shaped detailing on jewellery will instantly add a touch of nautical to any outfit so keep your eye out for these.


It’s not just about the holiday – weekend attire lends itself really well to nautical styling too. Whether you’re off to catch up with some old friends, go on a dinner date with someone special or just want to look gorgeous hitting the high-street, it’s time to get nautical. Try white cropped chinos teamed with a navy polo for a classic sailor chic vibe. A quick flick of ruby red lipstick and some boat shoes will complete this look a treat.

Night out

Now, you don’t want your outfit to come across as a gimmick (or worse, fancy dress!) especially if you want to pull off a smouldering look. Wearing nautical on a night out is all about keeping it subtly savvy. Try a navy peplum dress teamed with red heels and lipstick for a bold way to wear the trend. Or, if you’re feeling sultry how about a gorgeous figure hugging red dress and an oversized navy clutch?


The nautical trend can totally be donned in the office, and, rather like your nautical night out, will look best with a toned down approach. For smart appeal, pair together navy tailored trousers and a crisp, white shirt. Finish the look off with either a tailored white or navy blazer and minimal make up for an understated yet professional feel.

If there’s one thing to remember with the nautical trend it’s that less is, as a rule, definitely more: overdoing the sailor emblems and red, white and blue combos can turn your attempt at chic into boating geek; which, coincidently isn’t all that hot this season.

Keep it simple and your style will definitely stand out.