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Though the nautical look has been a trend for the past few years, it never gets old. There’s just something so effortless, preppy and cool to this style, and it can be interpreted in many ways: classic, colorful, or neutral.


[Clockwise from top left: Notebooks by Bearsly and Bumski; Crab Wine Bag by Sew FancyAnchor Tie from Tie ObsessedSailboat Stationery by JubileeDesignStudioVintage Nautical Dress from Living Threads VintageSail Tote by Wind ‘n’ Sea Sail CoBuoy Bracelet by Maritime Supply CoBowtie by littlevys]

It can be vintage, new, earthy, or glam, but there really is no denying that the nautical look is cool — and there are so many ways to get it.


[Clockwise from top left: Octopus Coasters by heatherjeanyVintage Lobster Buoys from Nautical CargoNautical Bracelet by All BetaBuoy Bottle Opener by MWCOASTALGOODSMonkey’s Fist Knot by MadeByCassandraSmithNautical Flag Bunting by NauticalABCVintage Full Bedspread by Henrietta FetchAhoy Anchor Sign from SlippinSouthern]

My favorite thing about this look is how versatile it can be. It can be buttoned up and classic or loose and casual. The trend can resonate in bright preppy colors or textured neutrals. Hints of sea glass and shells add sparkle and femininity, if that is what you’re after, but if you want something with a little more brawn, rope and sail accents add some guts.


[Clockwise from top left: Wire Whale Ring by keoops8Five Whales Watercolor by United ThreadStarfish Ornaments from SeashellCollectionDriftwood Sailboat by ShellyByTheSeaLinen and White Pillows by Madelleine GraceSails Photograph by photographybyVenaBurlap Whale Doorstop by Next Door to Heaven]

There is truly something for everyone in the nautical “boat,” whether it’s your home or yourself that you’re dressing up. Take a cue from the sea and see where it takes you!

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Erin Souder loves to create and is the voice behind the daily DIY and home style blog, House of Earnest. She is a Columbus-based creative who works in product development, and specializes in floral design and event styling.  In her spare time, Erin likes to make lists and check things off of them.  She lives a 100 year old farmhouse with her husband and their schnauzer, Perry.