When you think nautical you think stripes… or at least I do. What’s a better way to beat the summer heat than in a nautical striped fit and flare dress!? What’s great about this style is it pretty much flatters every body type and the flare skirt allows you to keep a bit cooler than a fitted pencil skirt style. Add navy nautical stripes and you’ve got yourself a Week O’Nautical winner!
I love how even an all over striped dress is really a blank canvas. The basic navy and white really are quite neutral so a pop of color works really well against it. The higher neckline is a perfect base for a statement necklace. I styled this dress with the new mark. Natural Charm Necklace. This necklace features a genuine tiger eye which plays perfectly with my tortoise watch (Avon).
I played off those light pink stones on this necklace with a bright pink lip (Avon Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal) and a coral clutch (mark. Fade To Fab Clutch). Plus I love how great this clutch looked the last time I wore it with navy stripes (see here). In addition to this great statement necklace I added a great statement ring with opal stones reminiscent of the ocean (mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring) — you know that nautical tie in, even if I’m the only one who gets it…
You want to know what’s the best part of this look? This dress was $10 at H&M! This weekend is a great time for summer sales. Retailers are looking to rid their summer stock to make room for back to school/fall so everyone is having a sale. (Including my eBoutique!). Shop my pieces and get free shipping on a $15 order and 20% off a $60 order with promo code HIAGAIN at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger