If you have never known the joys of open water sailing, I cannot begin to describe it. I don’t mean putting around on a speedboat. Motorboats are all well and good, but when it’s just you and the wind and a whistlefast ship and you’re keeling so hard you’ve got water slapping the hatch…it’s the closest I ever expect to come to flying in this life.
One of the things that feels so fresh about the nautical-inspired look right now is it’s smart but not tight.
Listen, no one loves a curve-accentuating garment more than your pal Plummy, but I’m just tired of being the same nipped-waist silhouette.
The seafarer look is a chic way to get clothes that fit away from the body without being schlubby AND once we get over the horizontal stripes bugaboo, it becomes startlingly easy to put together visually balanced outfits for apples, pears and all you other fruits.
The key is to anchor (see what I did there?) your look with the right pant. A good wide leg trouser is essential. Or crops with a statement shoe. Tight pants would be death to this look, particularly on a big girl. Linen is an especially nice choice and looks even better when rumpled.
Boxy jumper (that’s sweater, y’all)