With the last of the snow washed away, wellies back in our wardrobes once more, and the imminent promise of new clothes to shop (did you catch the preview of our new collections and the Evans Shape Studio on our blog and Facebook?), we thought we’d turn our hand to the season’s coveted nautical trend once more.
The nautical trend is a failsafe, retro inspired, slightly 50’s look that we always favour for the Spring/Summer, and for good reason. Dramatic navy blue, letter-box red, clean cut white and livelier, lighter blues combine to create a stylish yet timeless look for any body shape.
With stripes, fabulous hems and both tailored and smart fits all on the menu, we picked out our top choices from the nautical range at Evans:
Apples elongate their shape by creating a vertical panel through the centre of their body. We’d recommend a simple white jersey top worn with the Navy Striped Cardigan. Stripes are key to the nautical trend and when paired with a block colour and open front fit, it looks fabulous on fuller middles. Add the Red Pleat Detail Square Toe Pumps and flat front leggings to complete the outfit.
For Busty shapes, draw attention to your shapely legs with Red Jeggings for a 50’s look. Opt for something darker hued like the Navy Stripe 2-in-1 Top to help minimise the upper body, and add chunky heels to balance the shape. Don’t forget a slick of red lipstick to finish the retro siren look!
If you’re an Hourglass, choose a top with a flattering neckline to accentuate your best assets. Flat fronted trousers or Navy Jeggings will keep your shape perfectly streamlined, and add the Chunky Bead Necklace to mimic your defined curves. Hourglasses should pop a pair of elegant heels on to elongate the legs too.
The nautical trend was made for Pear shapes. We’ll be rocking the nautical trend for Pears with the Navy Striped Jumper and Fitted for a Pear jeans. Adding a Pink Butterfly Scarf keeps the look feeling fresh and feminine, as well as helping to balance out your figure. Finally, add these gold Scallop Edge Earrings to accessorise and complete your look.
What are your favourite nautical pieces? Will you be rocking this trend? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.
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