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?
Ahhh! These are sooo cute :)
I agree! Love them!
I love these and have always loved the look! Some are so cute.
I can’t decide which I want first :)
oh I like!! I think my fav is Michael Kors Multi Colour Jet Set Mid Size Stripe Leather Tote Bag.
You have impeccable taste Darlene :)
Ahoy Lena! I love the Michael Kors Tote!!!
Ahoy Allie! Love it too!
Judy C (Judy Cowan)
Love these, great for summer (if we ever get past winter..lol)!
LOL… I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Oh I love the Michael Kors bag!!
It seems to be a popular pick today! Love it!
Ahhhh not a fan of the nautical thing…. it would be okay for beachgoing, but not daily wear… not for me
Good to know! And yes, it’s very beachy :)
Not stripey or nautical by nature, but I do like the Forever 21 and Aldo bags (I might make an exception for those LOL). The clip frame purse is kind of cute too ;)
The ALDO bag is really, really growing on me! Think I need to pick it up!
I have a Nautical Tote I bought at Ardene. I think it was like $10.
Great find Freda!!
I bought a nautical inspired dress recently – feels like Spring!
Woot! Spring here we come!
Chandra Christine O'Connor
I do enjoy purses I just cant afford them. Im not near an aldo but where we used to live I always waited till they were 50 % off the lowest price I got one for 15 dollars reg 70 plus
Watch Aldoshoes.com Chandra! They have great sales and free shipping over $60!
LOVE the nautical look, Love the colors and I LOVE stripes!
Woo hoo! Enjoy the look for spring, Darrah!
I love the nautical look. I don’t have anything yet (other than corals) but am keeping my eyes open for something reasonably priced :)
Please do! I just popped on over to ALDO – they’ve got at least 10-15 different options, Check them out!
Love these and the nautical look is perfect for summer, I like the Michael Kors Multi Colour Jet Set Mid Size Stripe Leather Tote Bag, of course leave it to me to like the most expensive one..lol
LOL that just means you have excellent taste!
I think the trend is growing on me, lol. Just saw a really cute bag when I went to the mall
Nice! Did it inspire you to want to grab one?
It’s nice how every so often the Nautical trend comes back.
Completely agree! It’s a fun and happy look.
I love the stripes! Liking the MK bag and the Nine West clutch.
Great choices NT!
For some reason those remind me of the late 80’s! Not sure if I want to go back there.
Interesting!! I don’t think I caught the trend in the 80’s!
I think so too!
I’m in love the Nine West Strong Current Foldover Clutch
La Cuisine d'Helene
Nice tote bags, I collect them. I have to say that I like the quality of MK totes.
I have to say that I like your choice of tote :) Love MK!
I love love love these bags!…anchor away :)
Agreed! Or should I say – Ahoy!
I love that ALDO bag! I think nautical goes with everything. Except parkas. Stupid non-Spring!
Love these! I may have to find one!!!
Ahoy Lena …… I love MK bag :)
Love all of these bags; can’t decide which one I love the most!
this works well for summertime, too!
Debbie White Beattie
I’m a handbag nut because I love looking at them and buying them but my favorite in your list here is the satchel with the chain straps
I love these bags for summer fun,to me they look like they should be at the beach