This look is part of Omiru’s March 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece March 2012 Capsule Wardrobe. See more information about this look.
Nautical style is nothing new, but we’re making it fresh with a twist on the basics. Think a bateau striped button-down instead of a tee, and a bright take on the classic navy blazer. Here’s how to get the look:
1. Start with a bateau striped button-down paired with a mint colored jean - cheeky and fresh all in one.
2. Instead of throwing on a navy blazer, opt for one in bright blue (all the better to turn heads).
3. Accessorize in analogous colors - greens and yellows. A pair of kelly green flats provide a foundation for the look, while a neon yellow clutch gives it a bright boost.
4. Finish off the look with a chunky necklace for some visual texture, and throw on your sunglasses.
How would you modernize a classic nautical look? Share your style in the comments!
March 2nd, 2012
Say hello to Spring this month. March is all about waking up your wardrobe from the doldrums of Winter with pops of color and pattern. We’re loving color, from the palest mint to the brightest yellows and greens. And as for pattern, we’ve highlighted a selection of pieces that will fit your mood, from everyday elegance to something more daring.
Today, we’ll outline the 16 key pieces you’ll want this month to keep your wardrobe on point. And throughout March, we’ll show you how to mix and match these pieces, along with standard basics that everyone has in their closet, into key looks that you can recreate with your own wardrobe. From left to right, top to bottom, here are the 16 pieces you’ll want to have in your closet this month.
The Updated Boyfriend Blazer
Peach Boyfriend Blazer | $130 at Topshop
Peach makes this borrowed-from-the-boys staple perfectly feminine.
The Collarless Cropped Jacket
MiH Jeans Cropped Woven Cotton Jacket | $495 at Net-a-Porter
It’s the classic Chanel jacket shape, but in a wholly unexpected pattern.
The Lady Blazer
Roland Mouret Harleth Bouclé Jacket | $1,920 at Net-a-Porter
Wrap waist ties make this a standout jacket perfect for work or play.
The Bright Blazer
Blazer | $35 at H&M (in store only)
Vibrant blue gives a modern update to this classic full length blazer.
The Graphic Print Blouse
Theory Check Print Shirt | $285 at Net-a-Porter
An all-over check print adds a bit of spice to your everyday button-up blouse.
The Pastel Oxford
True Love Shrunken Oxford | $59.50 at Madewell
Go prep with a bit of a punch with this lovely lilac color on this oxford shirt.
The Pajama Blouse
Marni Pajama Blouse | $99 at H&M (available in-store only for US shoppers)
The silhouette may be bedtime appropriate, but the print wakes this pajama up for day.
The Striped Blouse
Aubin & Wills Beachwood Striped Blouse | $155 at Net-a-Porter
Classic with a twist - a classic striped bateau shirt, done up on a button down in lieu of a boatneck tee.
The Striped Sweater
Aubin & Willis Braddons Striped Sweater | $140 at Net-a-Porter
Preppy style goes bold with this eyecatching striped sweater.
The Tie Neck Blouse
Sleeveless Lace Insert Blouse | $64 at Topshop
What makes this tie-neck blouse special is the delicate lace inserts at the shoulderline.
The Classic Hoodie
J Crew Gilligan Hooded Sweater | $98 at Net-a-Porter
Want the comfort of the hoodie with the style of a sweater? J Crew’s sporty yet luxe hoodie lets you have your cake and eat it too.
The Embellished Crewneck
Markus Lupfer Crepe Trimmed Wool Sweater | $385 at Net-a-Porter
Colorblocked crepe and a ribbon-tie closure at the back neckline prove that the beauty truly is in the details.
The Bright Trousers
High Waisted Pant in Silk Wool | $258 at J Crew
Tailored, elegant, and completely fresh. These trousers will become your go-to pants when you want to turn heads.
The Mint Jeans
Moto High Waist Peppermint Jamie Jeans | $80 at Topshop
These ankle-length peppermint jeans are just what you need to refresh your denim wardrobe…
The Bright Yellow Jeans
Moto Apricot Supersoft Skinny Leigh Jeans | $76 at Topshop
…but if you dare to add a pop of yellow to your denim wardrobe, these are the ones to get.
The Vibrant Pleated Skirt
Jil Sander Liquirizia Pleated Skirt | $880 at Net-a-Porter
Command the attention of the entire room in this emerald green precisely pleated, knee-grazing skirt.
Let the inspiration begin!
March 1st, 2012