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How to navigate the party in nautical

There are two classic trends you can count on to make a return every summer: nautical and floral. Even in rainy old Ireland, we love to imagine ourselves swanning around a lovely floral garden, or sipping a cocktail on a sail boat. And we can keep up the fantasy by dressing for the part! One…

There are two classic trends you can count on to make a return every summer: nautical and floral. Even in rainy old Ireland, we love to imagine ourselves swanning around a lovely floral garden, or sipping a cocktail on a sail boat. And we can keep up the fantasy by dressing for the part!

One member of young Hollywood that always gets it right is Pitch Perfect star, Anna Kendrick. Not just a seasonal fan of nautical, Kendrick has been known to rock the Breton stripes on her film junkets in the winter too.  If you fancy getting your sailor look on this summer, I’ve had a root through Littlewoods Ireland’s summer line and found you everything you’ll need for the nautical trend. From plus size dresses to espadrille wedges, here are three party looks for every occasion this summer.

Casual nautical


For a super casual party, or even just a cute look to wear while you run around planning the party, break out these quintessential Shoe Box Espadrilles. Between the blue tones, the casual vibe and the jute sole, they’re the ultimate summer shoe.

These simple South Chino Trousers would look great with just a classic white top like this South printed tee and accessorised with this bracelet.

 

Plus size nautical

If you’re a curvy girl looking for a straight-up fabulous dress, you’ll love this Lipsy linen dress. The blue is ideal for the nautical vibe and is flattering on every skin tone. With this in mind, help your skin glow a little using this St Tropez Bronzing Mousse. Wear these Ugg wedge sandals – the ankle strap makes them super easy to wear and the platform will give an extra inch in height. Finish off your look with some classic accessories. Create red lips using this gorgeous Rimmel Moisture New Lipstick and pop in these 9 Carat White Gold Pearl Stud Earrings. Lastly, grab this Lipsy Crossbody Bag and you’re all set.  

Any age nautical


Another dress that’s perfect for a party is this Joe Browns Dress. The vintage silhouette is comfortable and just screams “summer”.  The dress comes with a matching shrug, great for covering up if you’re conscious of showing your arms.

Bring some Hollywood drama with this Straw Floppy Hat and slip into these Shoe Box Wedge Sandals. Throw your summer essentials in this spacious Anchor Beach Bag and you’ve got yourself a cute summery look that’s perfect for any age or size.

Another summer trend we just love to see return is khaki. Here’s a guide from stylist and fashion blogger Ciara O’Doherty on how to wear khaki for the summer. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more fashion news.

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