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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.

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.

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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