Simply Chic Nautical Stripes | Outfit Post | Featuring Jessica Simpson

6/05/2015

Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dressStripes are trending big this season and there is no question they are a classic. Pair that with all things nautical and you have a hit. I've been pretty obsessed with both this season so when I spotted this little number at Destination Maternity I fell in love. It sold out quickly and is sadly no longer available, however I've included some similar looks for your shopping inspiration. I love this look so much I'll be wearing it to my baby shower. I also have plans to potentially have it altered post maternity as I don't want to give it up after the baby bump disappears! 


Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dress

Find this stunning nautical look here!


Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dress

The big question with the dress was how it would translate on the body? With stripes you get into dangerous territory. Will they make me look wider? When shopping for stripes look for strategic placement. As you can see here they placed the print at an angle creating flattering lines. Additionally this fabric is more structured so depending on body type it could appear too bulky. The length on it was perfect for my 5'9" frame but may have swallowed a smaller frame if you didn't hem it up. 

Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dress

I paired the Maxi with my new favorite hat for a clean chic look, and my favorite Stephanie Kantis necklace which can be worn multiple different ways. Basic studs and my new Anthro sunnies completed the look of the day for an elegant and simple put together outfit. 

Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dress

Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dress

I recently visited my friends at Rio Hair Studio for a new lighter summer look. When left down the Balayage really shows off, but it's been hot and this dress is full length so a braided up do kept it cool while also making room for my hat. With the new lighter hair I've been going a bit more natural with my makeup colors opting for more neutral shades and a nude lip. I do love seeing a bright red lip with nautical looks though!

Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dress

Amy West fashion blogger in nautical striped maxi maternity dress\

Style Suggestions
Here are a few suggestions inspired from my completed look.

Blu Bijoux White Nautical Round Stud Earrings • Blu Bijoux • $16
OPI Nail Lacquer, Russian Navy • OPI • $9.50
Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge Volupté Shine' Lipstick • Saint Laurent • $36
Christian Louboutin Blanca Metallic Gladiator Sandal, Light Gold/Ivory • Christian Louboutin • $895
Apeainthepod Loveappella Sleeveless Knot Front Maternity Maxi Dress • A Pea in the Pod • $88
SCOOP - Panama Fedora • Scoop • $135
Apeainthepod French Connection Sleeveless Chevron Stripe Maternity Maxi Dress • A Pea in the Pod • $59.99
Stephanie Kantis Regency Chain Necklace • $395
Karen Walker Super Duper Strength" Sunglasses • Karen Walker • $280
LILAC CLOTHING 'Margot' Maternity Maxi Dress • $118
Ingrid and Isabel Women's Stripe Convertible Maternity Maxi Dress • Ingrid & Isabel • $128
Tory Burch Kira Clutch • Tory Burch • $395

Accessories for nautical outfit

Are you as obsessed with nautical looks as much as I am? Let me know in the comments below!

Until then...

Enjoy the Journey!

xo- Amy West

www.amywesttravel.com 
Special thanks to Aimee Dodds for the Photography
and
Rio Hair Studio for my fabulous hair color and cut




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2 comments

  1. Amazing! I really love it. Here is my top 8 striped outfits: http://bit.ly/2aFii4i. There is also your dress.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing! I'll have to re share on my social outlets.

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