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This post is about 10 ways to wear the very classy and popular Nautical stripes for a chic look.

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Nautical striped sweaters are a fashion classic. You can add them to your Spring or summer outfit ideas.

They come in all sorts of colours and styles, from thinner knits to cotton blends. You can find them with crewnecks, v-necks, half zips and even turtlenecks.

This classic navy/black and white will never go out of style, so I decided to curate the different ways it can be styled.

The beauty of the nautical striped sweater or cardigan is its versatility. It can be dressed up with a skirt or trousers for a chic look, or dressed down with jeans for a casual vibe. They also layer well under jackets and coats for extra warmth.

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If you’re looking to add one of these classics to your wardrobe, be sure to scroll to the end for all the inspiration you need to style it properly.

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How to style Nautical Stripes

1. With a leather Jacket and Jeans

To channel your inner rockstar, pair your striped tee with high-waisted jeans and a cool leather jacket, for an edgy, effortless vibe.

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2. With Black leggings

This is a comfy and chic combo. Throw on your favorite striped top with black leggings, ballet flats, and a pop with a statement bag.

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3. With tailored trousers

Nautical stripes can also go with tailored trousers for a polished look. For an even more refined look, tuck in your striped shirt into the high-waisted tailored trousers, add pointed heels, and a blazer, you’ll get a lovely work or a night-out look.

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4. With cropped denim jeans

For a relaxed spring or fall vibe, pair your striped top with cropped denim jeans. You can take the outfit to an elevated casual look by pairing it with the right shoes. Sling back shoes whether low or high heels are my all-time favourite for nailing this look.

5. With straight legged jeans

Looking for classic combination that’s both stylish and comfortable? Pair your striped cardigan with a nice pair of straight legged jeans. This is a great outfit for casual outings, weekend wear, or even a dressed-down work look.

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A light or medium wash denim will go well with most nautical sweaters. For a more dressed-up look, try a dark wash straight-leg jean.

6. With a cropped top

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Pairing a crop top with a nautical cardigan is a fun and trendy way to add a twist to a classic piece.

The cropped silhouette of the top balances the boxier shape of a nautical cardigan, creating a visually interesting look.

But also important, with this combo you can adjust the level of skin shown and formality by simply buttoning up.

7. with Shorts

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A striped half-zip cardigan and shorts is a perfect outfit for warmer weather. It combines the casual comfort of shorts with the preppy charm of the cardigan.

Extra Tips for styling:

  • Balance proportions: If your cardigan is oversized, balance it with fitted shorts. Conversely, pair a slim-fit cardigan with looser shorts.
  • Layering: For cooler evenings, layer a plain t-shirt under your cardigan.
  • Color play: Pick up a color from your stripes in your shorts or accessories for a cohesive look.

8. With short skirts

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For this feminine look, the length of your skirt can vary depending on your comfort level. A mini skirt with a longer cardigan creates a balanced look. If you are in your soft girl era and prefer a more feminine touch, consider the trendy pleated skirts.

9. With leather pants

Leather pants is a fantastic combo that can be edgy, chic, or even surprisingly casual. To achieve this casual chic look,

  • Cardigan: should be slouchy or oversized to create a relaxed feel.
  • Leather Pants: A high-waisted, straight-leg leather pant in black creates a polished look.
  • Top: Layer with a plain white t-shirt in colder months to keeps things casual.
  • Shoes: Sneakers in white or black add a sporty touch. Chunky Loafers or Chelsea boots can also work here.
  • Accessories: Keep it simple with a delicate necklace or a few bracelets. A beanie adds a laid-back vibe.

10| With Satin skirt

A striped cardigan and a satin skirt is a beautiful combination that can be dressed up or down! The contrast between the cozy knit of the cardigan and the luxurious sheen of the skirt creates a visually interesting look.

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