Spring 2010 Trend: Nautical and Sailor-Inspired

Stripes, anchors, seersucker print, macrame details–these are the themes for this spring. Whichever you choose, be sure to pair navy with white. Think summer spent yachting around or hanging out on white sand beaches as you channel your inner sailor.

Maritime Rope Headband ($3.80, Forever21)

Deadweight Anchor Necklace ($4.80, Forever 21)

Clear The Sea Top ($12.80, Forever21) Clear The Sea Top ($12.80, Forever21)

FOREVER 21 BOUTIQUE Nautical JacketFront Patch Pocket Short ($19.50, Wet Seal)

Maritime Rope Headband ($3.80, Forever21)

Deadweight Anchor Necklace ($4.80, Forever 21)

Clear The Sea Top ($12.80, Forever21)

FOREVER 21 BOUTIQUE Nautical Jacket ($19.80, Forever21)

Front Patch Pocket Short ($19.50, Wet Seal)

The Look: Givenchy Resort 2010

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Givenchy Resort 2010 Collection

Givenchy Resort 2010 Collection

There really is nothing better than a simple pair of black pants and a crisp white shirt. Givenchy included an interpretation of this timeless combination in the 2010 Resort collection.

Needless to say, you should always have a white shirt and black pants in your closet. You can wear them year-round, layering with with heavier pieces when its cold and with a ton of colorful accessories when its warm.

Givenchy pairs these classic pieces with black leather ankle strap sandals. With new additions such as the Studded Gladiator Flats, Charlotte Russe has been on fire lately with all kinds of super sexy shoes at really great prices–perfect way to top off your Givenchy-esque look. The studs on the shoes nicely balance out the ultra-feminine ruffles on the shirt.

Wear it to work, wear it on a date–if the word “versatile” could be described with an image, this would be it.

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Rampage Ruffled Woven Halter Top ($34, Dillards)

Rampage Ruffled Woven Halter Top ($34, Dillards)

Nygard Collection Stitch Detail Slim Ankle Pants ($46.80, Dillards)

Nygard Collection Stitch Detail Slim Ankle Pants ($46.80, Dillards)

Studded Gladiator Flats ($24.99, Charlotte Russe)

Studded Gladiator Flats ($24.99, Charlotte Russe)

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Inspiration: Anna Sui Resort 2010 Collection

Anna Sui Resort 2010 Collection

Anna Sui Resort 2010 Collection

If you’ve visited any fashion and/or celebrity blogs this week, chances are you’ve seen the sneak peek photos of designer Anna Sui’s new line for Target, which is inspired by the four leading ladies of Gossip Girl. However, the collection will not be released until September. Sadly, those of us who can’t wait to get our greedy little shopper paws on this clothing that will help us look like Blair and Serena will have to wait.

In the meantime, check out this outfit from Anna Sui’s Resort 2010 collection. I love the idea of dressing up loose-fitting boyfriend jeans and an edgy graphic tee with a shiny, textured jacket. If you are a fan of looks that say both glam and “I don’t give a damn,” this is the outfit for you. To avoid an overly grungy look, I suggest sticking with a tee that has a hint of bright color such as yellow or orange.

Women have known for years that heels can instantly dress up denim. This style secret is especially handy when it comes to ultra-casual, rolled up boyfriend jeans. A sexy heel and lots of straps will do the trick. Our shoe-obsessed readers will probably be interested to know that the Charlotte Russe Patent Cuffed Sandals pictured below were  recently chosen by the style mavens of WhoWhatWear.com as one of the best summer shoes under $100.

London Times Satin Bolero ($44, Macy's)

London Times Satin Bolero ($44, Macy's)

Babes And Fast Cars Tee ($12.80, Forever21)

Babes And Fast Cars Tee ($12.80, Forever21)

!iT Jeans Ellie Boyfriend Jeans ($78, Nordstrom)

!iT Jeans Ellie Boyfriend Jeans ($78, Nordstrom)

Patent Cuffed Sandals ($24.99, Charlotte Russe)

Patent Cuffed Sandals ($24.99, Charlotte Russe)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4