Dress-Down-Day Ahoy!

nautica

What teacher doesn’t love Friday Jean-Day?  It’s almost as good as pajama day, but without all the homecoming chaos.

There really is just something about living close to the beach that makes you want to pretend like you own a boat, or just really enjoy deep-sea fishing.  I always get a little bit excited when nautical themed items start arriving in stores because, unlike the unpredictable groundhog, when the sailor stripes start rolling in, that truly is the first sign of spring.

Most importantly, this is one look that will not break your budget.  The jeans you will wear over and over again, the loafers give a pop of color to any outfit, the scarf is a solid statement piece for any occasion or time of year, and the shirt, at only $16.00, makes you look like you went to J-crew but saves you over half the cost. 

If you don’t want to look like Gilligan’s twin, try pairing your sailor stripes with something unexpected, like a bulky floral print scarf or a girly nude flat.  Also, check out the “new nautical”- a more fem-friendly line of sailor duds with pinks and corals instead of the classic red- available at Loft this spring.

  1. Lauren Conrad for Kohls jeans – $29.99 buy theme here!
  2. Forever 21 sweater – $15.80 buy it here!
  3. Pandora Earrings (gift from my boyfriend!) – find similar here!
  4. Express Scarf – very old- find similar here!
  5. Target loafers – $24.99 – buy theme here!