Nautical Style

Ahoy there, me hearties! Yeah, sorry about that, but now we’ve got your attention, we’ve got some nautical style for you today. Think blues, reds, stripes and anchors.

Nautical style really is that simple – and yet so effective, the fashion trendsters just keep in brining it back, it seems, every year.

It’s such a fresh, simple, look, and the great thing about nautical style is you can go alll in – or just take small elements from it. Perhaps visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia at Ocean Terminal decked out in full nautical style, complete with anchor accessories might be a bit much, yeah?

It’s the bold blues and reds, with white that make this style so very wearable, a classic look, and perfect for anyone, at any age.

Let’s start with a full on nautical style  – dress and jacket in constrasting striped colours, gorgeous bold blue shoes, a red, white and blue bag, and cute little anchor earrings. You are making a true sailor statement in this oufit!

nautical style twoDress, £65, French Connection, jacket, £29.99, New Look, handbag, £20, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams, blue heels, £27, BHS, anchor earrings, £1.50, Claire’s Accessories

Of course, the perfect place for nautical style is on holiday. Mix your colours and your stripes. We adore these chain ‘stripe’ shorts.

Nautical style threeScarf, £20, Crew Clothing, swimsuit, £34, Evans @ BHS, red espadrilles, £9.99, New Look, loose stripe Tee, £7.99, H&M, chain stripe shorts, £35, JOY

Don’t be afraid to mix your blue shades with nautical style. Or be afraid of bold white – in clothes, shoes and bags.

nautical style oneSandyford Spray Jacket, £135, Crew Clothing, blue trousers, £45, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, white bag, £24.99, New Look, red and blue stripe jumper, £55, Crew Clothing, white brogues, £27.99, New Look

Classic red works so well in a nautical style. a red skirt, a striped top or sweater, and matching accessories, is a winner!

nautical style sixStriped top, £8.99, New Look, red skirt, £50, Crew Clothing, striped swester, £24.95, GAP, bright blue leather bag, £49.99, New Look, striped and red kitten heels, £29, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams

Wide legged trousers are big news this spring summer – and are a perfect nautical style essential. Make like a sailor in white wide-legged trousers, and wear with a simple tunic style top and accessories for an elegant, pared down look at any age.

nautical style fiveStriped tunic, £35, White Stuff, anchor necklace, £9, JOY, wide legged trousers, £50, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, stripe scarf, £7.99, New Look, white flatform sandals, £18, BHS

Mix up your nautical look with spots! They work brilliantly with constrasting stripes, and add a bit of fun and originality to the look!

Nautical style fourStripe blouse, £20, BHS, stripe cross-body bag, £55, Crew Clothing, dotty wide-legged trousers, £35, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams, red and stripe shoes, £25, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction



Trouser trend

Fashion is having a trouser moment. There’s a trouser trend happening unlike anything seen since around the late 90s! Ditch the skirts, throw away the jeans, and embrace the trouser trend!

All sorts of different shapes and styles of trousers are appearing – the like we haven’t seen for years, well not all at once, anyway!

Wide-legged, palazzo, flared, sporty, cropped, high-waisted – you name it, there’s a trouser like it!

If, like most of us, you’ve been stuck in skinny jeans for years, and maybe just some black trousers to work, then this trouser trend will be difficult to navigate. But it’s really not that hard. We’ve had a wee look at the type of trousers out there, chosen a few of our favourites, and we’re sharing them with you!

Let;s start with wide, and short – culottes, and the like. Some of these are full-on wide culotte style, others more cropped pants. Wear them boldly, with matching tops, like these wool blend cropped wide trousers (£29.99) and matching tunic top (£34.99) from H&M. Also at H&M, beautiful dusky pink silk-look trousers (£39.99) look great with a simple white blouse. Black culottes from Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams (£38) make a great skirt workwear alternative. And RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams black and white patterned culottes (£35) are a bold statement.

trousers trend short wideFlares are back. A big part of this trouser trend is flared trousers. Bootcuts are also back, and flares can be traditional tight at the knee and flared, or more palazzo style wide-legged.

Again at H&M, matching is the name of the day with relaxed suiting styles – we love this grey jersey v-neck tunic (£29.99) and matching high waisted boot cut bottom trousers (£29.99). And the contrasting monochrome top (£15) and flared trousers (£34.99) are bold and brilliant.

trouser trends bootcut wideH&M’s wide cream sheer satin trousers (£14.99) are perfect for summer, and New Look’s maxi trousers in a floral print (£19.99) are a great maxi-skirt or dress alternative.

This trouser trend sees ‘soft’ trousers being worn as evening wear. By that we mean tailored shapes in sweatshirt fabric, like H&M’s grey ‘sweat slacks’ (£19.99) and Louche @ JOY’s slouchy cream and black pants (£20). GAP has briliant black scuba sweats (£39.95) and patchwork denim trousers (£39.95) that would look great with Cons, or heels.

trouser trends softFrench Connection also buys into this trouser trend with its green, white and navy trews (£85). New Look’s high-waisted pin-stripes (£22.99) are cropped, and great for a summer office alternative. As are their bold floral print trousers (£17.99), if you can get away with them.

trouser trends cropsGAP’s pale green paperbag waist cotton trousers (£39.95) are a statement pair, and can be worn rolled up or not, with heels or flats.

Whatever your trousers this spring summer, make sure you take part in this trouser trend! Maybe Red Herring @ Debenhams white wide culottes (£32) are your style? Or you might want to limit your wide-legged trousers to your holidays? J by Jasper Conran’s bold green and white leaf print pair (£38) will make a statement wherever you are, as will RJR John Rocha’s abstract olive green and white print wide-legged trousers (£42), both @ Debenhams.

rousers trend wide floralFinally, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS offers us floral jogger style trousers (£24), worn with heels. We love it! Embrace the trouser trend!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction