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 Fancy; Anchor Tie from Tie Obsessed; Sailboat Stationery by JubileeDesignStudio; Vintage Nautical Dress from Living Threads Vintage; Sail Tote by Wind ‘n’ Sea Sail Co; Buoy Bracelet by Maritime Supply Co; Bowtie 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 heatherjeany; Vintage Lobster Buoys from Nautical Cargo; Nautical Bracelet by All Beta; Buoy Bottle Opener by MWCOASTALGOODS; Monkey’s Fist Knot by MadeByCassandraSmith; Nautical Flag Bunting by NauticalABC; Vintage Full Bedspread by Henrietta Fetch; Ahoy 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 keoops8; Five Whales Watercolor by United Thread; Starfish Ornaments from SeashellCollection; Driftwood Sailboat by ShellyByTheSea; Linen and White Pillows by Madelleine Grace; Sails Photograph by photographybyVena; Burlap 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!
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.