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The Navy Look


Cute striped T-shirts, high-waist shorts, gold buttons, crochet trims…we love everything nautical! And what’s more, you look and feel fab dressed in the navy look for (what a coincidence!) a weekend break in a picturesque fishing village!

We wouldn’t be far off if we said that Norman Collins (known as Sailor Jerry) is one of the maximum exponents of this look. Also known as the father of the old-school tattoo, this old ‘sea wolf’ (because that’s what he looks like, and one of the original ones at that) started off by tattooing his workmates with anchors, swallows, sailing ships and show girls…check out the photos below – don’t they ring a bell?

His drawings and style have turned from a local thing into a whole new fashion phenomenon, and from there to an essential part of the pin up look.

But you don’t have to go as far as getting a tattoo to get that ‘sailor girl’ look: in fact, we all know what it takes to acquire this classic look. Your choice of footwear also counts; and in this area there’s no beating Castañer. Suffice to say that they’ve been making espadrilles since 1776. The styles range from those classic espadrilles to more sophisticated models, although they all feature an esparto grass sole and retain the essence of the original design. A classic style that has travelled the world, and been reinvented by top fashion names including Chanel and Dior. But Castañer is firmly positioned as an ‘IT’ name at the focal points of the fashion universe such as NYC’s Soho.

At women’secret you’ll find cute striped and knotted navy accessories that will help to enhance your final look:

But for those who like to innovate and stand out from the crowd, we’ve found some alternatives to the classic navy look. Examples include the clever ideas dreamt up for a feature in the Japanese edition of Vogue

Cool hunters flock to Tokyo in search of the hottest trends for the coming years. It’s the territory of countless urban tribes, each one interpreting fashion as they fancy. So it’s no surprise to discover that the magazine stands are packed with fashion journals targeting this über cool segment of the market!

So which is your navy look: the traditional classic style; rebellious Sailor Jerry or the modern look straight off the pages of Vogue Japan? ;)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 - category: fashion

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