{Cardigan: H&M, Shorts: H&M, Sandals: Pour la Victoire via Gilt Groupe, Necklace: The Domain (Austin, TX), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban}
Gold Metallic sandalsH&M shortsNecklace with rope detail

The nautical look is a trend that reappears in fashion every few years, and this season it is back and stronger than ever.  The style is a preppy, classic mix of smart solids and stripes in traditional shades of navy and red.

I took the nautical trend very literally on the last day of our vacation with a high-waist pair of red shorts and a navy and white stripe cardigan, both from H&M.  I added a silver necklace with knotted rope details to carry the style all the way through and anchored the look with gold gladiator sandals.  (Note: Don’t be afraid to mix metallics with silver and gold in one ensemble.)

When I get back to New York, I will wear the pieces separately to “nod to nautical” without being so obvious.  The cardigan will be perfect with a pair of cropped khaki pants and the red shorts will look great with a white blouse and navy blazer.