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Nautical Winter White

Jessica Wagner

Maritime Chic: Fisherman Fashion

Navy and white will always look chic, especially when set against sandy dune-backed beaches. 

When planning for a winter seaside escape, go for modern maritime with sleek lines and clean details. 

We took advantage of a warm front last weekend and spent the day exploring near the shore. The beach was pretty much our own deserted island. Enchanted, we chased seagulls and gathered shells (and had multiple heart attacks when the kids tried to dip into the freezing water and climb the craggy rocks.)

Draw inspiration from the sea, with a captain’s fisherman hat and a chunky knit pullover that will keep you warm, with minimal effort. 

A thick cream cable knit is one of those items every closet should have. Irish Celtic lore originally inspired fisherman or Aran sweaters. The cable stitch is said to resemble a fisherman’s knot or rope, representing safety and good luck at sea. The sweater’s traditional cream color comes from bawneen or un-dyed wool. With its soft almost golden hue and beautiful knots and loops, a hand-knit Aran sweater has become a kind of mascot of the Irish islands, and classic American wardrobe piece. (J.Crew

When shopping for a fishermen style sweater, look for a one that is tightly knit, heavyweight and in a natural shade. I guarantee just sliding one on will make you feel stronger and studier.

When imitating this look mix with a few preppy touches, like this Brixton cap. Add a structured bag and understated makeup (a love of lobster, anchors and sailing doesn’t hurt either.) Layering with a navy coat (this one last seen here) and other warm details, like lace-up ankle boots and thick knit socks. Balance out the chunky cable with skinny jeans.

There is no better time than the middle of winter to snuggle deep into a sweater that will never go out of style. Plus, any excuse to add a few nautical-inspired pieces to your wardrobe. 

Outfit Details:
Coat: Anthropologie Fayette Trench (similar here, also love this one) Top: Ralph Lauren (similar here) Bottoms: Old Navy Mid-rise Rockstar Distressed Jeans Bright White Hat: Brixton (similar here and  here) Bag: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar here) Shoes: White Mountain Foxhole Boot Lips: Anthropologie Albeit Rosewood Nails: Formula X Pacific Haze

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