Style Challenge: How to wear the nautical look


Our last Style Challenge was our toughest yet, so this time around we thought we’d go easy on you and just have some FUN.  Nautical-style stripes tend to come around every Spring/Summer, so we’d hesitate to call them a “trend”, but there are a lot more of them in stores this year than usual, so this should hopefully be a really easy one: the challenge, however,  will be in trying to come up with something different from everyone else!

The item we’ve chosen for this challenge is technically a dress, but we reckon it could easily pass as a top, too, so it should give you a bit of extra versatility. (You can buy it here.)

You’ll find the rules of the game under the jump: have fun!

Style Challenge: The Rules:

1. Log-in to Polyvore (you may need to create an account first, if you don’t already have one)

2. You’ll find the dress/top here . Build your outfit around them, save it and then…

3. Post a link to your completed outfit in the comments on this post.

4. Please note: you’re free to post links to as many outfits as you like, but please be aware that we’ll only post one entry per person. You can let us know which one you’d like us to use if you wish – if you don’t specify one, we’ll just choose the first one posted.

5. Once you’ve posted your link, please double check it to make sure it’s working properly – we get a lot of people posting links to the Polyvore home page, so we don’t get to see your outfit!

6. Comments on this entry will close on Monday, at around midday GMT. Once the comments are closed, we won’t be able to accept any further entries, so make sure you get yours in early!

47 Comments

  • March 12, 2010

    Lauren

    Here is mine! http://www.polyvore.com/fashion_police_nautical_challenge/set?id=16798339
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Getting Fit: Giveaway =-.

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  • March 12, 2010

    nidhi

    http://www.polyvore.com/flowers_stripes/set?id=16799582
    here is my entry for the challenge – how to wear stripes

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  • March 12, 2010

    Theresa

    http://www.polyvore.com/explorer/set?id=16799830

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  • March 12, 2010

    Tex

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical/set?id=16800581

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  • March 12, 2010

    Emily

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical/set?id=16800725

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  • March 12, 2010

    Sarah

    Thank you! Here is mine! http://www.polyvore.com/style_challenge_nautical/set?id=16800800

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  • March 12, 2010

    Ana

    http://www.polyvore.com/bohemian_navy/set?id=16800937

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  • March 12, 2010

    Bella

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16801038
    I tried to create two looks: one for the day and one for the night,
    I like how blue and red work togeter, also: I think that with this look the eyeshadow should be neutral so it will go well with the red on the lips/dress.
    🙂

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  • March 12, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I detest the nautical look, but had a go anyway:
    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical_style_challenge/set?id=16801995

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    • March 12, 2010

      Liz

      Love this look, it’s my favourite so far. Like you, I’m not mad about an OTT nautical look but I’d wear this (esp. the great jacket!). Well done!

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  • March 12, 2010

    Minnie Burton

    http://www.polyvore.com/oh_do_like_to_be/set?id=16803922

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  • March 12, 2010

    Rebbie

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical/set?id=16804084

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  • March 12, 2010

    Katie

    I LOVE NAUTICAL STYLING!
    CHECK IT OUT:
    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical_lovin/set?id=16806351
    xx

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  • March 13, 2010

    Milly

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16809324

    I may have gone a tad off-topic….

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  • March 13, 2010

    Meg

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical/set?id=16810079

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    • March 14, 2010

      Gwendolyn

      I love this! It’s clean, but not in a stuffy kind of way.

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  • March 13, 2010

    Julia

    http://www.polyvore.com/funky_nautical_look/set?id=16814480
    I love this one!

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  • March 13, 2010

    Janelle

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical_twist/set?id=16819298
    .-= Janelle´s last blog ..Mindless Monday. Again. =-.

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  • March 13, 2010

    Katie

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16819485

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  • March 13, 2010

    Serinde

    http://www.polyvore.com/nauticiaa/set?id=16821911

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  • March 13, 2010

    Riali

    http://www.polyvore.com/not_so_nautical/set?id=16823757

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  • March 13, 2010

    Kay

    http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=16832337

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  • March 13, 2010

    Stitch

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16835507

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  • March 13, 2010

    Ash

    http://www.polyvore.com/english_class_wednesday/set?id=16836872

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  • March 13, 2010

    Gwendolyn

    There was so much I was tempted to do, but I curbed the impulse to leave the theme behind.

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=1292142

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  • March 13, 2010

    Karen

    I was put off by how skin-tight this dress looked at first, but now that I’ve completed my set, I love it. 🙂

    http://www.polyvore.com/life_is_good_at_beach/set?id=16838094

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  • March 14, 2010

    Cleps

    http://www.polyvore.com/boardwalk_games/set?id=16850330

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    • March 14, 2010

      Cleps

      Forgot to add that the shorts are there because the dress is a little too short for my tastes. (Though it would probably be long enough on my stubby short body.)

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  • March 14, 2010

    Danielle de la Mont

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical_challenge/set?id=16857536

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  • March 14, 2010

    Oana F.

    http://www.polyvore.com/fun/set?id=16859404

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  • March 14, 2010

    momo

    http://www.polyvore.com/not_sailor/set?id=16859072

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  • March 14, 2010

    Fréderique

    Hi everyone,

    Here’s mine; Hope you like it!

    http://www.polyvore.com/thefashionpolicestylechallenge/set?id=16861873

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  • March 14, 2010

    Annie

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16863866

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  • March 14, 2010

    Moni

    My first try, I hope this works….
    http://www.polyvore.com/moni_nautical_dress/set?id=16865538

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  • March 14, 2010

    Annie

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16868945

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  • March 14, 2010

    Rachel X

    here’s mine 😀
    http://www.polyvore.com/waves_are_coming_in/set?id=16872100

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  • March 14, 2010

    georgie

    i loooove nautical stuff (i also added shorts for the “dress” to be tucked into, because at first glance i thought it was a shirt.. which to me screams “not dress”. so i turned it into a shirt

    http://www.polyvore.com/sailor/set?id=16876843

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  • March 14, 2010

    JC

    Summery casual 🙂

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=575005

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  • March 15, 2010

    Kelly

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=16881070 here’s my set!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..E a neve, minha gente? =-.

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  • March 15, 2010

    T. Rulz

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=826344
    Completely casual.

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  • March 15, 2010

    T. Rulz

    Disregard my previous post.

    http://www.polyvore.com/going_nautical/set?id=16885061

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  • March 15, 2010

    Anna-Lisa

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical_stripes_three_ways/set?id=16885701
    .-= Anna-Lisa´s last blog ..alice inspired. =-.

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  • March 15, 2010

    Beth

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical_no_more/set?id=16893604

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  • March 15, 2010

    Lauren

    http://www.polyvore.com/hello_there_sailor/set?id=16896823

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  • March 15, 2010

    Maya

    http://www.polyvore.com/nautical/set?id=16897450

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  • March 15, 2010

    Lucia

    http://www.polyvore.com/summer_feeling/set?id=16897581
    Ah I feel like going to the beach now ^^
    Note: please don’t overlook the white pants…
    I don’t know how to create those background things so they are not very visible :/

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