It’s officially the first day of spring, and that means it’s time for nautical wear with plenty of navy and white stripes. Think classic Breton sailor tops, long linen kaftans, boat shoes, and navy cardigans for layering. Here is an edit to inspire your spring and summer wardrobe. 

Sailor Shirt by Seasalt. Photo courtesy of the brand
Sailor Shirt by Seasalt. Photo courtesy of the brand

Sailor Shirt by Seasalt

A Breton top is a summer staple, and Seasalt of Cornwall is an expert at them. Available in a whole host of colors and sleeve lengths for the utmost nautical look it has to be the classic navy/chalk or its reverse. As Victoria Gardner, Buyer at Seasalt says, “Timeless, versatile, a true wardrobe staple. It’s the hardest-working top you’ll own. Channel your inner Parisienne and pair with denim and ballet pumps or layer on a statement necklace and tuck into a skirt to elevate your look.” 

Power Pearl Necklace by Anni Lu. Photo courtesy by the brand
Power Pearl Necklace by Anni Lu. Photo courtesy of the brand

Power Pearl Necklace by Anni Lu

A statement pearl necklace by Anni Lu, team this with a crisp white shirt or a navy kaftan – don’t forget to add the matching earrings and bracelet, and the cute shell ring.

Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan by Bamford. Photo courtesy of the brand
Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan by Bamford. Photo courtesy of the brand

Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan by Bamford

A wardrobe favorite, this cashmere crew neck cardigan by Bamford can be worn in the summer right through to autumn (and beyond). Lovingly made, it’s a true dependable item, that’s been spun using only the purist Scottish cashmere.  

Scottie Wide Leg Jean by L’Agence. Photo courtesy of the brand
Scottie Wide Leg Jean by L’Agence. Photo courtesy of the brand

Scottie Wide Leg Jean by L’Agence

For denim, L’Agence is the place to go, not only does it offer a range of cuts, and shapes in dark and light blue denim, but there is a range of white and ecru jeans too. Wear them from spring right through to summer. 

Navy Textured Swimsuit by Mint Velvet
Navy Textured Swimsuit by Mint Velvet. Photo courtesy of the brand

Navy Textured Swimsuit by Mint Velvet

Mint Velvet has you covered for summerwear, and much is complete with nautical vibes. For the minimalists, look to this gorgeous navy swimsuit that dons cut-out woven detailing and modern high-cut legs.

Nautical Collar Shirt by Lilysilk. Photo courtesy of the brand
Nautical Collar Shirt by Lilysilk. Photo courtesy of the brand

Nautical Collar Shirt by Lilysilk

A thoroughly nautical shirt by Lilysilk with a statement collar detailing, it is made from premium mulberry silk fibers to form a crêpe (the material is breathable, hypoallergenic, and wrinkle resistant).

Mini George Bag by Munn. Photo courtesy of the brand
Mini George Bag by Munn. Photo courtesy of the brand

Mini George Bag by Munn

A sweet mini straw bag from French brand, Munn. You’ll want all their bags, from the maxi to the mini shapes for your summer getaways. 

Garden Dress by Sleeper. Photo courtesy of the brand
Garden Dress by Sleeper. Photo courtesy of the brand

Garden Dress by Sleeper

Sleeper does not only offer fabulous nightwear but looks to their lightweight summer dresses too, including this long navy tunic dress with puff sleeves—perfect whether wearing in the garden or on a sunny holiday.

Striped Polo Shirt by La Redoute. Photo courtesy of the brand
Striped Polo Shirt by La Redoute. Photo courtesy of the brand

Striped Polo Shirt by La Redoute 

Another summer classic comes in the form of a polo shirt by La Redoute, and this ivory/navy striped number, teams well with shorts or your favorite pair of white or dark navy jeans.

Gold & Diamond Sea Life Eternity Bracelet by Sydney Evan. Photo courtesy of the brand
Gold & Diamond Sea Life Eternity Bracelet by Sydney Evan. Photo courtesy of the brand

Gold & Diamond Sea Life Eternity Bracelet by Sydney Evan

A beautiful, head-turner of a bracelet, this one from Sydney Evan combines seashells, starfish, 14kt yellow gold, and diamonds. 

Massimo Striped Cardigan by Ba&sh
Massimo Striped Cardigan by Ba&sh. Photo courtesy of the brand

Massimo Striped Cardigan by Ba&sh

A classic cardigan that you’ll bring out every spring/summer, this is brought to you by French brand, Ba&shOffering an oversized cut this cardigan-meets-jacket has a boxy volume and a round neck. As for fabric, it does an off-white/navy knit. This item is also part of their greener, ‘Blossom’ collection that makes use of recycled fibers.

Jute Sandals Yucatán by Manebi
Jute Sandals Yucatán by Manebi. Photo courtesy of the brand

Jute Sandals Yucatán by Manebi

A sweet slider sandal, this style is new for Manebi. Here, there are two straps of jute in indigo and navy blue—pair with jeans, shorts, or a long white dress.

Women's Never Stop Cross Body Bag by The North Face. Photo courtesy of the brand
Women’s Never Stop Cross Body Bag by The North Face. Photo courtesy of the brand

Women’s Never Stop Cross Body Bag by The North Face

If you’re on a boat, you’ll need a waterproof bag, and this is where this one by The North Face comes in handy. It’s water-repellent and is available in light blue, beige, and black colorways.