Nautical accessories are sartorial stars right now, along with nautical fashion in general. Breton stripes, lots of khaki, platforms and boat shoes … it's the time for the haves and the have-yachts. Of course, if you don't have a yacht (and how many of us do?), you can at least look like you spent the day sailing. It's not all about popped collar polo shirts and pastels, however. Your nautical accessories can take your preppy outfit up a notch – all it takes is a necklace, some well-chosen earrings, or even an adorable, sea-inspired belt.
1. A Celebration of Sea Life
You'll see lots of anchors when you're searching for nautical accessories, of course, but there's so much more to the trend. Look for sea life-inspired pieces, like ModCloth's Sea Studded Party earrings for $13.99. There are dozens of pieces celebrating starfish, crabs, fish, and even jellyfish from hotspots like Charlotte Russe and Forever 21. They're the perfect touch to a demure cardi combo or a striped dress.