When it comes to spring dressing, don't be afraid to rock the boat. We've rounded up our top new nautical picks for Spring '16, perfect for sailors and landlubbers alike. Bon voyage!
HOW TO WEAR THEM | While we'll never get tired of the classic horizontal striped tee (more on that later), a true fashion explorer should be brave enough to change course. This season, we're excited to give vertical stripes a try - we especially love them on a floaty cotton shirt.
WE LOVE | Stripe Babydoll Tank, $23, Aerie
HOW TO WEAR THEM | Still on the hunt for that perfect white jean? For Spring '16, we're especially smitten with crop kick jeans. So flirty, so feminine, and so smart for keeping your denim dry on those especially stormy days at sea (or school drop-off).
WE LOVE | 1969 Crop Kick Jeans, $79.95, GAP
HOW TO WEAR IT | Navy and white is a classic combo that always looks chic but there are days when you might want to add a little kick of colour. A perfect pop of red will instantly liven up your look, whether it's a red lip, red nails or a classic red handbag. This striped scarf will give you that nautical nod with jeans and a white tee or even a little white dress.
WE LOVE | Nautical Stripe Scarf, $34.95, GAP
HOW TO WEAR THEM | Whether you're on a paddle boat, a party boat or a land-locked wedding, wedges are a way more stable way to score an extra few inches than wobbly heels. We're loving the combo of soft blue suede, natural wood/raffia soles and lovely lace-up detail for pairing up with everything from culottes to dresses.
WE LOVE | Suede Ankle-Wrap Wedges, $100, ALDO
HOW TO WEAR THEM | No need to overthink it - when faced with a sunny forecast, you need to be prepared. And if being prepared means picking up a pair of gold Ray-Ban stunners, we're down.
HOW TO WEAR IT | Leave the oversized tee to the boys in the shipyard. Toss that ratty old towel overboard. A chic striped cover-up will get you from the pool deck to the Piña Colada bar in effortless style.
WE LOVE | Navy Stripe Cover-Up, $59.95, GAP
HOW TO WEAR IT | Every traveller could use a dedicated travel wallet - perfect for carrying just your essentials along for the ride so you can leave your regular wallet home. This nautical striped wallet will keep you enviably organized whether you're heading to a nearby beach for a mini-break or embarking on a Caribbean cruise.
WE LOVE | Travel Wallet, $30, ALDO
HOW TO WEAR IT | After seeing Gigi and Bella Hadid at Coachella in their cute one-pieces, one-piece-loving women all over the world rejoiced. Say yes to that double scoop. Go on and order that extra lobster tail. A one-piece takes (some of) the stress out of swimsuit shopping and with so many gorge one-pieces in stores this season, you never have to sacrifice cuteness for comfort.
HOW TO WEAR IT | Try as we might to stop buying them, we just can't get enough of classic breton striped tees. Instead of just wearing your striped tee with jeans or shorts, we can't wait to pair it with a breezy white midi skirt this season. Seriously though, how pretty is this outfit? Bonus points for the double gold rings - see below for our gold ring pick.
WE LOVE | Stripe Boatneck Tee, $45.90, RW&CO.
HOW TO WEAR IT | Whether you opt for oversized gold hoops, a sleek gold choker or modern gold rings, shiny gold is the goal for your spring fashion treasure map. We're especially in love with this X-marks-the-spot ring from the new 'Gold-Plated Collection' at ALDO.
WE LOVE | Gold-Plated X Ring, $30, ALDO
HOW TO WEAR THEM | If you're a culotte newbie and just don't know how to deal, try these pretty navy culottes on for size. The high waist, forgiving dark navy and thoughtful gold buttons will make these your new work-to-weekend go-to's.
HOW TO WEAR IT | Forget tight and unforgiving - little white dresses are meant to be easy and breezy. This gorgeous bead-detailed chiffon dress is perfect for wearing solo with strappy flat sandals or under a long cardigan for cool nights on your yacht. No yacht? No problem. We can always pretend, right?
WE LOVE | Wide Chiffon Dress, $69.99, H&M
HOW TO WEAR THEM | Aren't you glad for gladiators? These gorgeous gold sandals will get you through the next few months looking like a total goddess, whether you're close to the water or surrounded by nothing but land. Wear these with everything from a black maxi to a little white dress to a sweet chambray romper.
WE LOVE | Leather Sandals, $59.99, H&M
HOW TO WEAR IT | Trends change as quickly as the tide comes in so you've come to the right place for your fashion forecast. The need-to-know news of the minute? It's all about the lace-up top right now. Look for grommets and lace-up details on everything from tees to bodysuits to dresses to instantly upgrade your look. This navy tee is a simple but undeniably sexy summer pick.
WE LOVE | Kismet Lace-Up Tee, $35, Bootlegger