So maybe you don’t belong to a Yacht Club. And it’s possible that the Hamptons isn’t on your list of preferred weekend getaways. But when all else fails, fake it.
Nothing says “I’m with the Vanderbilts” more astutely than a fashionable, nautical-inspired tote. This Spring, cult icon Tory Burch has placed navy stripes in the spotlight, while mainstream fashion retailers like ALDO and Nine West have gained sea legs of their own with affordable, wearable designs.
Nautical handbags are best paired with an all-white wardrobe, but for fun, mix and match with bursts of turquoise and coral. I’ve had my eye on the Michael Kors Tote for some time… is it finally time to join the navy (trend)?
Clockwise, from top: Michael Kors Multi Colour Jet Set Mid Size Stripe Leather Tote Bag, $480; Nine West Strong Current Foldover Clutch, $88; Ann Taylor Nautical Tote, $178; Coach Legacy Weekend Saint James Clutch, $178; Accessorize Nautical But Naughty Clip Frame Purse, $16; Tory Burch Kerrington Shopper, $295; Forever 21 On The Shore Striped Crossbod, $14.80; ALDO Karstensen Shoulder Tote, $55. Tell me – are you nautical by nature?