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How to work Nautical without Looking Like Shirley Temple

shirley temple sailor outift
Modern retro style may sound incongruent, but trust me it’s not. Especially when it comes to nautical style. This is something that can easily become a complete costume mess (which I often revel in for the kitch of it all), but with these updated pieces you can carry this off.

In a Glass of Its Own Dress in Stripes from ModCloth Norway or the Highway Top from ModCloth

Even if you choose to look like a WW2 poster. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. ;-)

Give Her the Sloop Scarf from ModCloth Pirates of Pendants Necklace from ModCloth Secret Society Wedge from ModCloth Lakeside Lounge Flat from ModCloth

To appease my loved ones, I will often just wear one or two nautical pieces. Not the entire Shirley Temple head to toe that I sometimes end up with. Get some canvas shoes, and an anchor necklace, with a white t-shirt and shorts, and you have a go to summer staple.

Yacht to Sea Bag from ModCloth
A purse with a nautical nod can go with everything over the summer. Especially picnics, or barbecues that are ubiquitous as sunburns.

Transmarine Dreams One Piece from ModCloth Sailorette at Sea Swimsuit Bottom in Yellow from ModCloth Sailorette at Sea Swimsuit Top from ModCloth
Don’t forget the swimsuits.

Check out all of the great nautical styles below!

Lead The Aweigh Earrings from ModClothLead The Aweigh Ring from ModClothAnchor Your Style Ring from ModClothPass the Navy Down Shorts from ModClothDream Galley Dress from ModClothBathing Beauty Two Piece in Red from ModClothParlor by the Pier Wedge from ModClothPier and Dear Flats from ModClothWhatever Floats Your Boat Wedge from ModCloth Something to Twirl About Dress from ModCloth Knot So Fast Bracelet from ModCloth Either Oar Dress from ModCloth A Yacht to Talk About Sandal in Mast from ModCloth Yacht to Attend Top from ModCloth Snack Bar Beauty One Piece in Red from ModClothFrom Pier to Eternity Bag from ModCloth

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  1. WOW, love that dress!

  2. cute post, and I love style

  3. Shirley looks like a little crackerjack girl in that photo. Cute!