How I Style It: Nautical style

July 6, 2016


Welcome to How I Style It. This is a themed monthly blog hop that a few other bloggers and I have put together to show you how we style different outfits for different themes. Today’s theme is nautical style.


The river you see in these photos is one we frequent at least once a week as a family as it has fun swimming holes and a rope swing that my kids enjoy (most of the time). Since I am sharing with you my nautical outfit I felt this location was appropriate to share with you because it has become a favorite spot to us.  Our family loves some recreational swimming during the summer and it’s free, so this place is the spot for swimming and water play.  I swear the hubby and kids would come here everyday if I would allow it.


Isn’t this top so cute? It is by Traffic People and is called “Nautical Meets Botanical” and definitely so. I love the length of the botanical back and am so glad I received this in my Le Tote box a month ago.

My nautical outfit is found in the blue throughout, fun tassel tied shorts, sea star charm bracelet and anchor earrings. No nautical outfit is complete without wedges or sandals and these glitter strap sandals from last summer’s Target collection are perfect.


What is your nautical style? Where do you and your family go swimming most of the summer?


Outfit details: Top: Traffic People, same//Shorts: Old Navy,similar// Sandals: Target, sold out//Bracelet: c/o My Arm Charms,similar//Earrings: Redeemed Jewelry,similar

Now join in to see how the other fashionistas in this blog hop styled their outfits for nautical style and check out their links below:
Garay Treasures
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Bright on a Budget
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Blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Twitter

Della Devoted

Blog | Facebook |Pinterest |Instagram | Twitter

What Nicole Wore

Blog |Facebook|Pinterest| Instagram| Twitter

Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie, Style Me Weekly, Forage Fashion, Myriad Musings, Jennie, Molly, Cherie, Not dead Yet Style, Clairejustinexoxo, Wednesday Wearables, Fashionably Employed, Posh Classy Mom, Sheela Writes, Daily Style Finds, The Mix (Thursdays)

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  • Nancy July 6, 2016 at 1:56 am

    That looks like a great place! Nice top!

  • Laura July 6, 2016 at 7:52 am

    So cute – love the design in back – such a little surprise!


  • Nicole July 6, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Rachel I love this fun print mixing top. Such a great look on you!

  • Jaymie Ashcraft July 6, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Such a cute top!!

  • Becky - bybmg July 6, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Cute! I love the design on the back. I’m with ya. I much prefer swimming in a pool to rivers, lakes or oceans!

  • Shea July 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I love this nautical look Rachel–the pattern mix in the top makes it so fun and unique! I’m sure your family appreciates you “taking one for the team” and frequenting the river they like! 🙂

  • ruth July 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Love the stripes and your shorts are super cute!

  • Tif July 6, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Love the built-in pattern mixing! So cute!


  • Lanae Bond July 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    That is a cute top! I would never guess that it how the back of the shirt looked.

  • Edye July 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    You look so pretty! Love the back of the top =)

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  • Emily Green July 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    LOVE the back of that shirt. I totally didn’t expect it from the first picture, but it’s so so cute! What a fun place to go with your family. We have SO many rivers and falls around where I live, but we never venture out to them. This makes me want to!

  • Tamara July 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Such a unique top! The back is very intresting!


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  • Jessica July 6, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Your shirt is so fun! Love the mixed prints!
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  • Shannon Jenkins July 6, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    How fun is this top?! Loving the mix of prints!

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  • Megan Ballard July 6, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Such a cute top. I love the back details. It’s a perfect way to dress up a casual look. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Shauna July 7, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I’m such a sucker for all things nautical, so I’m in love with this whole look! Nothing screams summer more than fun stripes, too!


  • Victoria Fox July 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I am in love with this look on you! Loving the back details on you! So darling! Happy Thursday!

  • Bernadette Angelie Pangilinan July 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Yup, you put your outfit’s message so well. It screams nauticaaaal! Hehe. <3

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  • Blaire July 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Love this cute nautical inspired outfit!
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  • Jill July 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I’m a sucker for stripes and your mixed media top is so cute! I love the printed back! This is such a cute look!

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  • Emily July 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Love this look! It’s so unique with the print in the back, never seen a top like that. Love the location too. Perfectly captures that nautical theme. 😉


  • Johanna Grange July 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Love those tassel shorts! So cute!

  • Michelle July 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Great nautical style! I get hints of the nautical with the stripes but it doesn’t go overboard 😉 Pun intended

  • Shelbee on the Edge July 9, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Rachel, what a great top! I love the mix of stripes and botanical! The length in the back is perfect, too. It would look awesome with skinny jeans, too, when the weather cools off. Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again next Friday! Have a fabulous weekend.


  • Happiness at Mid Life July 10, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    This top is so fun!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  • Stephanie July 16, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    That is a great top! So pretty the back is amazing. You look fabulous!