Ahoy, ladies! The nautical trend is still in, and just because you don't have access to your own personal yacht doesn't mean you can't rock the boat with a seaworthy look every once in awhile. The easiest way to get on board with the seafaring trend? Stripes. Added bonus: if this trend ever gets washed up, just lose the sailor pants and anchor jewelry, and the stripes still work. Here are three picks that you won't have to dip too far into your cruise fund to afford.
Head out for the yacht club in this Portside striped sweater from Alex Gaines ($72.60, was $363). With three-quarter sleeves, an easy-to-spot tomato red hue, and, oh yeah, a sub-$100 price tag, this 100 percent cashmere sweater is the perfect mate for wide-legged khaki trousers and navy espadrilles.
Lauren Moffat's black and white striped vest ($43, was $105.50) is a totally versatile take on the trend. With high-waisted, button-front pants and a lightweight black tee, you're ready for the high seas. With jeans, heels, and bright tank underneath, the look becomes perfect for partying inland.
This striped cashmere vest from Velvet ($52.50, was $174) is a true style staple. Pair it with a cami, skinny jeans and a wide belt (if you need the extra definition) and you'll be the most fashionable gal on the upper deck. This piece is especially steadfast; the classic color and pattern can weather just about any trend storm and still come out looking stylish.
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