While we can always expect the timeless nautical trend to make an appearance during Spring, this season it’s taking off as one of the strongest looks to adopt. If you’re thinking of introducing this trend into your Spring wardrobe, one of the first items you want to get your hands on is the ultra-versatile striped top. We can’t turn our heads lately without spotting a striped top on the street or on our favorite celebs. The Wall Street Journal even ran a piece about the high demand in retail shops for the French sailor (also known as Brenton) navy blue and white stripe crewnecks. The iconic French naval uniform top was made fashionable by the likes of Coco Chanel, Picasso and Andy Warhol. On the runway, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and H&M’s spring campaign have reinvented the style by placing the iconic stripes on dresses, skirts and shorts. Nautical motifs like white piping and sailor buttons are also gracing mini-skirts and pants. Inject nautical touches with caution for smooth sailing. Refrain from going overboard on stripes by limiting them to one piece of clothing and avoid anything that’s too literal like a goofy sailor hat. Turn to great accent colors like bright whites, creams, navy, red, and gold, as well as accessories like rope belts, striped platforms, oversize men gold watches and the always cool aviators (which is also part of the aviation uniform) to finish off your urban maritime ensemble. Now, if only we had a yacht… Read more: