5 Key Pieces for Styling This Summer’s Nautico Trend
The last two years have seen all things beach influence fashion trends. From the sea creature motifs appearing on runways in SS21, to 2022’s ‘Coastal Grandma’ aesthetic taking over TikTok, it’s clear the ocean has inspired designers and the fashion-conscious alike. Spring/summer 23 looks set to see this continue, with a new emerging trend ‘Nauticore’.
Taking its inspiration from sailing, Nauticore prioritises practical styles that protect from the elements, whilst incorporating nautical colours and patterns. Items are worn casually, think un-tucked shirts and oversized pieces, transforming the styles into a more modern, streetwise look.
Renowned global lifestyle brand Nautica has compiled five key pieces that define the look.
Sailors and striped clothing have been paired together since the 1800s and more recently, Google search data has shown that searches for “blue striped tee” peaked twice worldwide in June and December of 2022, proving their continued popularity.
It’s therefore no surprise that Nauticore features stripes as one of its key patterns.
When it comes to practicality for coastal activities, protection from the elements is a must. In line with Nauticore’s practical routes, Windbreaker jackets are stylish for anyone looking to stay warm, dry, and on-trend.
Polo & Rugby Shirts
Another sailor staple, the collar, is also a significant feature in the Nauticore aesthetic. Whilst traditional sailor collars are large, Nauticore embraces a more casual approach. Polo shirts and rugby shirts are the perfect way to incorporate a nod to sailor inspiration without going overboard.
With Polo Shirts being the second highest-selling item on Nautica’s site, Tim offers this advice: “Polo shirts are an incredibly versatile piece for styling which makes them ideal for working with when it comes to embracing new trends. To fit a nautical theme, choose a polo shirt in hues of blue or incorporate stripes.”
“Rugby Shirts can also work well for this and are often a more relaxed alternative for those who find Polo Shirts too smart for their style.”
A pair of beach shorts is a summer essential, especially for those warm days spent relaxing by the water. Whilst a great practical piece to keep comfortable in hot weather, beach shorts can also be a great way to express yourself, with bright and fun patterns.
“When picking a pair of beach shorts with the Nauticore trend in mind, look out for anything sea-themed when it comes to patterns. Waves, boats, and even sea creatures are all great options for a fun way to incorporate the trend into your summer style.”
For more Nauticore inspiration, discover Nautica’s spring/summer collection.