Style Crush: Nautical Signals

For BBQs, boat parties, and poolside festivities, take inspiration from style stars like Alexa Chung, and don these trendy American classics.

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Summer's preppy stripes are the perfect companion to outdoor BBQs, boat parties, and poolside festivities. A worthy staple of any wardrobe, nautical accents are hot this season, so take a cue from style-maven Alexa Chung and pair a simple white shift-dress with gold add-ons. We love these two fashion bloggers' interpretations of the trend — classic chic and edgy fashionista both work splendidly.

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For those weary of stripes, we dig the cheerful anchor print on this J.Crew bikini, and are craving Aubin & Wills' fun sailboat sweater.

The Row Pablo Picasso Sweater, $1,288; Aubin & Wills Melksham Knitted Cotton Sweater, $145; YSL Anchor-Embellished Leather Belt, $665; J. Crew Anchors Aweigh Underwire Bikini Top, $62 and Belted Hipster Bikini Briefs, $58.

Best friends and blogging partners Roberta Oglakchya and Rachel Hurn-Maloney founded The Ray and the Ro to show off stylish looks, share their wishlists, and break down runway fashion.

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