When Coco Chanel donned a striped Breton sailor T back in 1917, little did she know she would ignite a trend for nautical themed fashions that would remain popular almost a century later.
This season, once again, there is a tidal wave of blue and white horizontal stripes, blanketing everything from T-shirts to bags and shoes. And that other yachting colour combo – red, white and blue – is also making its way ashore.
Perhaps it’s the graphic simplicity of those bold lines that make it such a popular and enduring trend. It’s very easy to wear and the look has an air of freshness.
Michael Michael Kors Dress, $195, Holt Renfrew
Knit Stripe Tote, $54, Gap
Gold Button Cropped Trousers, $50, Zara
Slip Knot Tee, $27, Gap
Nautical Tote Bag, $130, Marshalls
Anchor Bandeau Tankini Top, $24 and Anchor Bikini Bottom, $14, both Joe Fresh
Striped Linen Blend Dress, $40, Old Navy
Mesh Knit Sweater, $33, Old Navy
Maxi Dress, $40, Old Navy
Linen Blazer, $45, Old Navy
Tory Burch Clemente Long Caftan, $525, Holt Renfrew
Hooded swim cover up, $29, Joe Fresh