A sophisticated and fashionable take on the nautical theme

Nautical-inspired fashion is nothing new. Ever since Coco Chanel dared to embrace French sailors’ traditional blue and white stripes and reinvent them in her trademark style, women everywhere have found that the crisp pairing of blue and white, black and white and even red and white is something of a palate cleanser after sober winter hues.

The key to success with nautical fashion is simply to refrain from overdoing the theme. Here are some of my top nautical fashion picks, each of which allude to a seafaring history (without a multitude of anchors).

Ahoy mates. Spring really is just ahead!

Susan McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and social activist. In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!, Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!

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