Anchors Aweigh with Yves Saint Laurent
When it comes to chic, easy springtime dressing, you always can count on the classic mariner look to project casual polish and joie de vivre. First popularized in the 1920s (Coco Chanel, Picasso & actress Ruth Chatterton were early adopters of the mariner trend), this is a look that consistently returns season after season, year after year. We’re calling it Fleet Week this Resorting & Spring season, exploring beyond the striped shirt & black pant combo to discover sporty inspiration in nautical accessories to transport us to sunnier places and moods with hints of maritime. Amid this spectrum of white, navy and red is the renewal of Yves Saint Laurent’s Roady Hobo and Muse Tote (212 872 2601). Recast with a yachting flare, these iconic silhouettes drift into the spirit of the Riviera with bold poppy hues (a color first seen in Saint Laurent’s 1971 collection, an open-homage to his mother) and echos of burlap and canvas.
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To achieve a classic mariner look, invest in an horizontal-striped tee (they’re far more flattering than you would think) and pair with a slim-leg, ankle-length pant, accessorize with YSL’s super light Roady printed with classic sailing knots (how appropriate next time you set sail — no matter if your mode of transportation is by boat, foot, bicycle or car) and espadrille flats. For a deeper dive, call upon Saint Laurent’s classic menswear-inspired looks with double-breasted blazers, wide-leg pants and a sunny voyager’s spirit.
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Complete the Look:
OPENING CEREMONY Striped Jersey Dress, 212 872 2843
PHILOSOPHY DI ALBERTA FERRETTI Contrast-Trim Jumpsuit, 212 872 2610
PIERRE BALMAIN Double-Breasted Blazer & Striped Shirtdress, 212 872 2843
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