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Seasonal Trends

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend: The Winter Sailor

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Gucci, Isabel Marant, Michael Kors


The nautical trend is a classic, but usually seen just for spring. This fall, the gold nautical buttons that adorned designer skirts, jackets, and coats inspired us to embrace the trend in the colder seasons. Pull some red, white and blue out of your closet or shop for some new special pieces. Either way, these pieces are classics well suited for those of you looking for a trend with staying power.

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Comfy casual with a put-together trouser jean and a small-heeled bootie will have you feeling like you’re on a summer vacation, even when it’s 50 degrees.

Markus Lupfer Star-Intarsia Merino Wool Cardigan, $395

Rag and Bone Aria Stripe Tank, $80

Topshop Unique David High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans, $180

Sole Society Lyriq Bootie, $100

Calypso St Barth Sola Cashmere Scarf, $175

Rag and Bone Aston Leather Bucket Bag, $795

Humble Chic Nautical Star Earrings, $14

Oscar de la Renta Nautical Pendant Necklace, $210




A look appropriate for any work event, the combination of navy and red screams power and style.

J.Crew Rhodes Blazer in Italian Wool, $248

J.Crew Carrie Cami, $98

Michael Kors Samantha Stretch-Wool Skinny Pants, $695

Nicholas Kirkwood Metallic Textured-Leather Point-Toe Flats, $395

Clare V Simple Leater Tote, $485

Gorjana Trinity Knot Stud Earrings, $27

Diane Von Furstenberg Gemma Knotted Long Necklace, $118




The Admiral (aka the Boss) needs to look sharp. A pencil shirt and a white shirt is a classic combination, but put a nautical spin on the outfit with a rope belt and stripes. Finish the look off with a powerful red tote.

Karl Lagerfeld Nola Poplin Wrap Shirt, $195

Jonathan Simkhai Ribbed Stretch Knit Skirt, $365

Rupert Sanderson Pierre Suede Pumps, $675

Nina Ricci Marche Small Lizard-Effect Tote, $1,890

Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium-Plated Cubic Zirconia Earrings, $110

Balenciaga Bow Palladium-Tone Cuff, $425

Contigo Snapseal Stainless Travel Mug, $13



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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