Nautical Chic: La Marinière

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One of the numerous advantages of running a Real Estate & Yachting agency in Mykonos, is getting to spend a lot of time on board luxurious yachts! Therefore, my wardrobe essentials include a lot of Breton marinières and other striped garments. But again, that would still have happened even if I had a different job! 🙂 The greatest formula for a nautical chic look is navy blue, white and stripes! And if you opt for a more polished, fashionable look, a pop of red (lips, scarf or any accessory etc) will work like a charm!

The key elements of a nautical chic style:

Peacoats

Sailor Pants

Accessories

The Breton Marinière

The Breton marinière (“the French sailor shirt”) made a splash when it was worn by Coco Chanel at the French Riviera, who made it famous among the French upper classes. Following Chanel’s footsteps, Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier have reimagined many key elements of nautical chic attire with great success. The Breton marinière is a timeless basic piece (un basique) that looks good on everyone!

My favorite equation for stripe placement is 20 percent of the darker color, and 80 percent of the lighter. I wore my marinière with these Zimmermann culottes as an alternative to the sailor pants, a pair of sliders and glammed it up with a few minimal jewelries. The bag of the day was this Mulbrery clutch which we forgot to include in the photos of course! 🙂

What about you? Do you like the French sailor shirt and nautical chic attire? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and have a gorgeous Friday!

 

I was wearing:

Wildwood top (no longer available, see above for similar options)

Zimmermann culottes

Ancient Greek Sandals sliders (in natural, pony grey and gold)

Ray-Ban sunglasses

Christian Paul watch

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

Photoshoot took place on board our favourite, top-seller yacht for this summer, Pershing 56.

 

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  1. Anestis
    18/08/2016 / 22:02

    Always stunning and fabulous !!!?

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:50

      Thanks to you and your photos! <3 u

  2. 19/08/2016 / 04:19

    Yes, yes, yes! All the yes! I would love to try a nautical chic look, especially on a boat because it looks like absolute fun! Love your shots, you seem like you’re having a blast <3

    xx   BASH   |   go   say     H E Y   B A S H

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:53

      You are so right dear, it is fun! I find it so beautiful and self-rewarding to enjoy yourself the service you offer to others from time to time, no matter what job you are doing 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

  3. 19/08/2016 / 15:50

    You look so chic Stella! Really do like your monochrome top and your rounded Ray Bans also, they suit the shape of your face really nicely.

    Great post and lovely photographs!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:53

      Thanks a lot Laura! Have a great day 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:54

      Thank you Carina, I’m glad you like them! x

  4. Adi
    19/08/2016 / 17:28

    Flawless look, babe!! I love the striped top!

    Adi xx
    fancyforrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:55

      Thank you Adi! Yes that nautical striped top is a great piece 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:55

      Thanks babe, always glad to see your comments! <3

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:55

      Glad you do Sandra! x

  5. 22/08/2016 / 21:44

    I definitely love this look. Especially for the South of France. In fact I don’t know what makes me think of the French Riviera more than those cute little stripes haha. Loving the sandals you paired with this as well. You look stylish yet sporty for a boat ride. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:57

      Thank you Emily, I am glad you like it and to hear that I managed to give the sporty chic vibe I intended to! 🙂 Kisses!

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:57

      Thank you dear, I do have an amazing photographer! 😀

  6. 23/08/2016 / 14:53

    Stella,
    You always put together the most lovely casual chic outfits that are perfect for Mykonos! This combination is so fashion forward with the texture in the pants, but it’s classic too… I’m loving your outfit!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:59

      Hi Mary, I am very glad you like them and I really enjoyed your posts in Mykonos last time I visited your blog! You captured it so well! Thank you for reading! x

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 20:59

      Glad you like them 🙂

  7. 23/08/2016 / 20:19

    You may hear this all the time, but I’m gonna say it anyway: YOU HAVE THE COOLEST LIFE! You run a yachting company in one of the prettiest areas? Lucky as heck! As always your photos are just the prettiest magazine quality photos ever and your outfits look so cute. Ok, if I ever get out to Mykonos, I’m hitting you up =]

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:14

      Ah thank you Danielle, I feel so grateful about it! I give and get so much joy and satisfaction through what I do in my job, that makes the hard part of it so worth-it! As for the photos, I am so lucky to have found the best photographer I could, in my man 😀 He was the first (and only one) to encourage me for this blog at the first place, and at about 4th post, he decided step up the game with his photography talent! Yes do hit me up if you come to Mykonos, I would love to meet you and show you around the best restaurants for your blog! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! x

  8. 23/08/2016 / 20:22

    Well, that’s sounds like the perfect job, and in such a great location for you. I love a classic Breton stripe. I just adore these photos, it makes me want to take another holiday. You look gorgeous dear. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Thanks for your lovely comment! 🙂 /Madison xo

    http://fashiontalesblog.com

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:24

      Hi Madison, I hope you had a beautiful holiday ? It’s indeed a perfect job, or at least it seems like one haha!
      Have a wonderful rest of the week as well and thank you for stopping by!

  9. 23/08/2016 / 20:33

    You look gorgeous as always, Stella! I love this entire outfit, the pieces work so well together and are fitting (no pun intended 😉 for a day well spent on the boat! I had no idea that Chanel was the start of the striped shirt and why it’s associated with French style, I learnt something new today, thank you! I hope you have the most amazing week ahead, beauty, and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:21

      Thank you so much Jalisa, I am really glad you like it and that I had the chance to let you know about something you didn’t 😀
      Always glad to read your comments! Have a wonderful day! x

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:22

      Thank you!

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:24

      Thank you so much Mavis! Have a great day 🙂

  10. 24/08/2016 / 02:18

    Your job sounds like an absolute dream! You were made to cruise the sea, especially in this nautical-inspired outfit! Loving the trim on those culottes! Simply stunning!

    xoxo
    Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:25

      Thank you Rina for your sweet comment! These Zimmermann culottes where love at first sight! Glad you like them! x

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:31

      Haha Christina, thank you so much! I can’t complain 🙂 Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:31

      Thank you Christina, glad you like it! x

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:31

      Thank you dear, they were love at first sight 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:33

      Thanks a lot! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:33

      Thank you Nada!

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:38

      Ah thank you so much Susanne, I do hope you get to visit Mykonos really soon 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:38

      Thanks Courtney!

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:38

      Thanks!

  11. 24/08/2016 / 18:55

    Wow ! Such a great post. Girl you totally rock this outfit.
    I’m gonna follow all this elements in my next trip to the beach.
    OX,
    http://style-hue.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:39

      Thank you dear, I am glad I gave you an outfit inspiration! x

    • Stella Asteria
      24/08/2016 / 21:41

      Thank you so much Elisa, it means a lot hearing these things from you, I appreciate it! Have a great day! x

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:10

      Thank you Sophie! 🙂

  12. Jenn
    25/08/2016 / 03:41

    Wow! Gorgeous pictures! I always loved the clean and classic look of nautical. There is something about stripes and white that is just captivating. I love the entire ensemble. 🙂

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
    YouTube
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    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:12

      You are so right about stripes and white Jenn, I am glad we are on the same page! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and have a great week!

  13. 25/08/2016 / 11:07

    I’m in love with your culotte ! Details and lace are so perfect !
    Beautiful shoot !
    Kiss
    Marie

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:13

      I am glad you like it Marie, I think it’s the perfect boudoir style pair of pants! Thanks for stopping by <3

  14. 25/08/2016 / 16:41

    Love your blog, your style is so fresh and I got so much inspirations from your posts, I really love it!
    Would you like to follow each other? Follow me on Blog and Google+ and I’ll follow you back!
    Love, Laura xx
    http://gowestyoungcowgirl.blogspot.com

  15. 25/08/2016 / 20:40

    You look so lovely!!! I love those lace culottes! Nautical outfits are so chic!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:14

      Thank you Joti! 🙂

  16. Tamara
    25/08/2016 / 22:13

    Nautical inspired outfits are my favorites! I adore your culottes, the hem details is so chic and absolutely stunning!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:18

      Glad you like them Tamara! 😀 Thanks for reading!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:18

      Thank you!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:15

      Thanks Meena!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:15

      Thank you darling! x

  17. 15/09/2016 / 19:03

    Gorgeous look, Stella! This is the perfect nautical outfit, with the perfect yacht/water background!

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