What to Wear on a Luxury Yacht | Grace Kelly Inspired

Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat, espadrilles
I am so excited to be publishing these pictures – I’ve got sea, sky, the most beautiful light imaginable and full-on nautical style. Every so often a magical photo shoot happens, and this was one of those times. So why am I down at the coast (the wonderfully named fishing village of Beer in Devon) I hear you ask?

We photographed these pictures down by the sea because I’ve entered the OCEAN Exclusive Blogger Challenge to create my perfect yacht outfit for summer 2015 – what I would like to wear on one of their yachts, in other words. I thought it would be impolite to wear anything other than nautical style – so it’s white and navy all the way. As the prize involves a day trip to Monaco (how amazing would that be), I also thought it fitting to be inspired by Monaco’s most famous princess, Grace Kelly. I gave a 50s-style outfit a modern twist with a bold over , and that essential accessory for any aspiring Princess Grace: the .

The photos show me down at the harbour waiting for my dream yacht to come and pick me up – the yacht of my dreams would be a navy and white yacht called “Belle Isle” which I chose because it coordinates perfectly with my outfit. Of course, I’d only travel on yachts that don’t clash with my outfit choice, darling. And the interior and the deck are to-die-for. A girl can dream, right…?!!

So who knows, maybe I’ll get to go to Monaco for the day. Fingers crossed for me in the competition 🙂

It may still be freezing in many parts of the world but I am SO looking forward to some warmth coming our way very soon – it was nice to “think summer” putting this outfit together. Are you into nautical looks? What would YOU wear on a luxury yacht (and have you been on one?), I’d love to know!

Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat
Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat, espadrilles
Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat, espadrilles
Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat, espadrilles
Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat
Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat
Nautical style: Navy blue and white stripes, floppy hat, espadrilles
Nautical style: Navy blue and white floppy hat, cat eye sunglasses
Tunic dress | Trousers: Asos | Shoes: Asos | Hat: Asos | Sunglasses: c/o Lulus | Watch: Fossil | Nails: Models Own Chrome Blue

Shop the look (and the yacht 😉

Catherine x
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P.S. Like this outfit? You might also enjoy two other nautical-inspired posts from the archives: Tribal Maxi Dress At The Quay and All I Need Now is a Yacht!

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This is a competition entry for the OCEAN Exclusive Blogger Challenge. I have not been compensated by Ocean.

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  1. 11 March 2017 / 6:51 am

    Almost all of these tips are just so amazing to live up to summer season. Loved the thin layer idea….this one is absolutely I wold love to adhere to.
    Thanks for sharing.


  2. 9 March 2015 / 3:41 pm

    A trip to Monaco would have been absolutely divine, dearest Catherine…and I'm sorry to see from your note to Annette just above that you didn't win the challenge 🙁 I can't help but think that "Ocean" got it wrong, though…I can totally see your nautically-inspired outfit on the deck of some fabulous yacht!! XOXO


    • 9 March 2015 / 9:50 pm

      I completely agree, Monica – I should have won (heehee! joking…!!!!) Thanks my lovely xx

  3. 27 February 2015 / 5:40 pm

    Gorgeous, Catherine, I love tunics and the photos are brilliant! Good luck 🙂

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 2 March 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Aww thank you Annette – didn't win I'm afraid but I am so pleased with how beautifully the photos come out so all's good 🙂

  4. 27 February 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Classy and casual at the same time!! Lovely! I would go for a white dress…which I've actually done on a sailing trip!!

    • 2 March 2015 / 4:41 pm

      That's a wonderful compliment, thanks Anna! I thought about a white dress funnily enough but I knew I had one coming up on the blog for something else…!! x

  5. 27 February 2015 / 2:21 pm

    Darling you looks stunning, adore riviera chic. I'm not in Cannes this year for the film festival as we're away in Marbella for a family holiday but this is absolutely the style I follow by day there. Not sure if you caught my post last year-I've attended several times and it really is the most fun of all the film festivals: http://honestmum.com/my-time-at-the-cannes-film-festival/ . Thanks for linking up x

    • 2 March 2015 / 4:39 pm

      Awww Vicki I'm so envious you get to go to Cannes! It's the one awards-type event that I would actually like to go to (that and the Sundance Festival). I'll check out your post – and of course thank youuuuuuu :))

  6. 27 February 2015 / 1:36 pm

    UMMMMMM WOW… This outfit is all sorts of brilliant!!! I can't imagine you not winning with these stunning photos and your perfect, Kelly-esque ensemble! I love the idea of the layered tunic and those striped flats — a brilliant nod to traditional beachwear without going overboard (pun intended!!)!

    Sed Bona

    • 2 March 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you Ashley so much!!!!! And I liked your pun, hehe ;))

      Didn't win I'm afraid… never mind. I'll be able to buy my own yacht one day and sail off round round the world, won't I =COUGH, SPLUTTER=

  7. 27 February 2015 / 8:31 am

    Perfect. The styling, the looks, the weather, the clothes, the photographs. Kuddos to your husband. I hope you win. You deserve to. And you were freezing your axx off, while thinking summer. I am sure.

    • 2 March 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Hehe how did you guess about the weather, Greetje…?! Actually it was cold, but not *that* cold… My body was fine, it was just my hands that started to hurt towards the end. And unfortunately I didn't win (just found out) but I did get a fabulous photo shoot at least!!

    • 2 March 2015 / 8:56 pm

      The jury must have been bought by the competition… I have no other explanation.

  8. 27 February 2015 / 7:18 am

    I love nautical style! I can't live without stripes – they're a classic!! Your look is amazing!!

    By the way, I just updated my blog with a new post. I’d love for you to swing by: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

    • 2 March 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Aww thanks Chioma… just the effect I was after!! =MUAH=

    • 2 March 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks JJ – I really like that one too!!!

  9. 26 February 2015 / 6:27 pm

    Love this outfit – your hair looks great with navy. Like the floppy hat and sunglasses, channelling a bit of early warmth! Hope you win! #brilliantblogposts

    • 26 February 2015 / 7:21 pm

      Jess that's so sweet of you – thank you!! x

  10. 26 February 2015 / 6:52 am

    I absolutely love this outfit, I live by the sea so could get away with it on a daily basis.
    I'm turning 40 this year and need to have a wardrobe rethink. Can you come and restyle me! ; ) #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • 26 February 2015 / 5:54 pm

      Ali thanks so much – and you must be very close to Beer if you're on the coast AND in East Devon..?!! You probably know it well! I hope you find some inspo on the blog… just photograph yourself in your outfits and read fashion blogs (or Pinterest) – you'll work out your personal style in no time.

      And probably end up addicted to Pinterest ;))

  11. 26 February 2015 / 1:37 am

    I. LOVE. THIS.

    Catherine! It's all perfect!! Can you bring a friend with you Daaarling?!

    You've totally nailed the nautical! I hope you win.


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb

    • 26 February 2015 / 1:42 am

      Catherine! Can anyone enter? I think I'll tweet them to ask. I doubt they want to fly someone from Hong Kong though for a day in Monaco, but you never know right Darling? Luxury has no boundaries! ;D A x

    • 26 February 2015 / 5:49 pm

      Awww thanks so much Ann! It is for two but I'm afraid the husband has already bagged himself a seat on the plane next to me… I guess I'd have to take him seeing as he took the photos!!! And I don't know about the entry – check the T&Cs, see if it says anything there 🙂

  12. 26 February 2015 / 1:30 am

    Gorgeous look Catherine! I always love how you can pair a a dress with pants and look so chic! It's been so many years since I've been to Monaco but it's such a beautiful place.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • 26 February 2015 / 5:45 pm

      I'm very envious that you've been there, Alice!! Somewhere I've always wanted to go to as well. Thanks hun x

  13. 26 February 2015 / 12:21 am

    Wonderful, wonderful look. Makes me long for the ocean!

    • 26 February 2015 / 5:44 pm

      Aww Gracey thank you. I'm lucky in that we're only a 30 min drive away – we should do photo shoots there more often!!

  14. 25 February 2015 / 11:57 pm

    I adore this look! Perfection!
    (Previous comment removed for a glaring typo, sorry!)

  15. 25 February 2015 / 11:45 pm

    Grace Kelly inspiration is always the best, and you did it well!

    • 26 February 2015 / 5:43 pm

      Yep she was the classiest of them all (well, her and Audrey…)!! Thank you x

  16. 25 February 2015 / 10:27 pm

    Love it! You need to cruise ASAP, looking so fab. xo

    • 26 February 2015 / 5:42 pm

      Yes I think I do too, Patti!! Thank you sweetie xx

  17. 25 February 2015 / 9:07 pm

    This looks so wonderful dear Catherine, in love with the nautical look, have always been a sucker for these outfits. I will keep my fingers crossed for you, Monaco is a wonderful place 🙂 xx Kirsten


    • 26 February 2015 / 5:42 pm

      I'm trying not to think too much about it, Kirsten – I would so, so love to go!! Thank you honey x

    • 26 February 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Oh my goodness, Gaby – WHAT a compliment!! Thank you soooooo much! x

  18. 25 February 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Good luck with the comp! Enjoyed the post – it put me in holiday mood!

    • 26 February 2015 / 10:37 am

      Aww thanks so much Christine, and I'm glad it did (it did me too except for the fact that I was more than a little chilly on the shoot…!)

    • 26 February 2015 / 10:36 am

      That's a great compliment, Monica – thank you! x

  19. 25 February 2015 / 5:52 pm

    you look stunning and I could so see you on any one of those yachts. I had a chance to see many of them when I was in St Thomas two weeks ago, and I really need to win the mega lottery. That is my kind of life. Good Luck. You have also given me an idea for a post to incorporate all my yacht pictures.

    • 26 February 2015 / 10:36 am

      Haha yes it's mind kinda life too, Linda – we both need to win the lottery in that case!!!!! Thanks so much hun x

  20. 25 February 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Loving the stripes. Beautiful photos Catherine xx

  21. 25 February 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Oo, stunning! I hope you win Catherine, I could just see you on a luxury yacht in this ensemble xx

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