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Nautical-Inspired Fashion Styles

We've got summer's latest fashion trends: Breezy styles inspired by the sea.

By Nicole McGovern

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Halter dress
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Shipmates

A shoulder-baring halter neckline is always cool and sophisticated.

Beauty note: Dust shoulders with a shimmery bronzing powder (like Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Veil, $15) for a sexy, sun-kissed glow.

Left: Dress, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $189. Sunglasses, Sonoma life + style, $26. Earrings, Kevia, $38. Bracelets, C. Wonder, $58.
Right: Top, Lauren Ralph Lauren, $69.50. Pants, Talbots, $99. Earrings, Eva Hanusova, $75. Bangles, Rosena Sammi, $40. Bag, CelebBoutique, $94. Shoes, Restricted, $56.

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Rock the Boat

Pretty floral capris and a two-tone denim jacket can take you from beach to boardwalk.

Jacket, I Heart Ronson, $30. Bathing suit top, Nautica, $81. Pants, Bebe, $120. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $40. Sunglasses, Nautica, $130. Bracelets, C. Wonder, $68. Shoes, Kelsi Dagger, $44.

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Set Sail

Anchors aweigh in a white dress accented by a beaded cobalt belt. Cinch it just above your waist for hourglass curves.

Dress, BCBG Max Azria, $198. Earrings, Roberta Chiarella, $24. Belt, Anthropologie, $30. Shoes, Zara, $90.

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All Aboard

Style-wise, gauchos have it going on. An eclectic pattern and side stripes combine for a slim silhouette.

Top, Zara, $90. Pants, Ann Taylor, $98. Sunglasses, Ray Ban, $150. Bangles, Duro Olowu, $10. Shoes, Birkenstock, $90.

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Seaworthy

The lace back makes this sailor-striped tee a true catch. We love it paired with cropped white jeans and a newsboy cap.

Beauty note: A pretty pink lip is the perfect complement to this nautical style. Try L'Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain in Endless Red, $10.

Top, BCBG Max Azria, $98. Pants, Nautica, $59.50. Hat, model's own. Earrings, Kevia, $100.

Originally published in the July 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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