Remember that post I did this summer about the nautical look worn in a more traditional preppy sense? Well this fall I'm feeling the nautical trend but revamped and made modern in a slightly edgy way. How to do this effectively without looking like Popeye? Read on.
The TommyxGigi collection Tommy Hilfiger partnered up with supermodel Gigi Hadid for is kind of an obsession of mine at the moment. I even posted a #wcw this week on my Instagram with actress Ruby Rose wearing my favorite nautical military jacket from the line. Ruby would look good in anything and with her short hair and tattoos she effortlessly makes nautical look badass. But how should other (maybe less obviously edgy people) go about edging it up a bit?
In my look above I paired pieces I already had in my closet such as my H&M long sleeve turtleneck navy and white striped bodycon mini dress, a black legging, my Aldo studded ankle booties, and my favorite oldie but goodie Bebe black leather biker jacket. My Louis Vuitton mini Alma cross body in plum added a bright pop of color, and I also accessorized with wayfarer style black shades.
I also recently found this black and white striped off the shoulder dress (snapshot below from my time in LA this week) at Topshop recently and it's currently on sale! I paired it with a preppy pink Zara blazer and black studded flats to add girly and edgy touches. In colder weather (like it's getting back in NY) I'll throw a black turtleneck under it and tights, and perhaps an over the knee boot like the Rebecca Minkoff runway look I posted below as one of my current inspirations for this.
Another look I have in mind to wear soon is a long sleeved striped shirt with my black vegan leather skinny Moto jeans and a chunky boot or stiletto. See where I'm going with this? Not too edgy not too prep. The right balance is key. More photos below!