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It’s A Shore Thing: AMANDA BROOKS On The Sailor Look

The thing I love about the sailor trend is that it’s completely indiscriminating—it knows no age, gender or time period. Have you noticed how the sailor trend always seems to be in fashion? After all, you can never go wrong with primary colors, stripes, rope-inspired details or high-waisted pants. That said, the look—however timeless—does evolve. With both the color-blocking and print-blocking trends in full swing, we’re seeing a whole new approach to striped knits, shirts, dresses and even pants. Meanwhile, rope can be seen on everything from a YSL peasant top to a dog leash to a sky-high Miu Miu wedge. Dare I say that sailor-chic has gone high fashion?

- AB

1. Ella Moss long stripe dress; 2. Comme des Garçons Shirt Girl stripe top; 3. Holmes & Yang sailor pant; 4. Markus Lupfer stripe bottom sweater5. Miu Miu cutout wedge sandal; 6. Yves Saint Laurent printed peasant blouse; 7. 10 Crosby sunlight stripe pants; 8. Pierre Hardy striped wedge sandal; 9. Mungo & Maud rope dog leash; 10. Me&Ro scrimshaw anchor bracelet

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Image of girl on bike courtesy of The Sartorialist.