Pairing classics with Athleisure styles featuring Nautica

This is a sponsored conversation by me on behalf of Nautica. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Rooted in water-inspired designs, Nautica’s nautical stripes have always been on my style radar since I was a young guy. With the hype of the Lil Yachty by Nautica Capsule Collection collaboration bringing new light to the brand this season, I’ve teamed up with Nautica to style a look from their most recent releases. I paired this classic striped sweater in gold and navy with an athletic pant. The color blocking on the side of the pant really caught my attention when shopping on Nautica.com and I had to order them! When shopping I saw the pants first and then decided to mix the more traditional Nautica sweater with the athleisure look of the pants.

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Styling tips:

-When wearing an athletic inspired pant for a daytime look consider a non-traditional footwear option. I paired these navy boots with this look to keep it from being too athletic while still being a fun and comfortable outfit.

-Mix colors, but don’t go crazy! This look is primarily blue. The pants contrast the gold/yellow on the sweater and boots. Matching the shoes and the pants pulls the eyes around the look without being expected.

-When in doubt, ask for another opinion! I love answering style questions. Send me a DM on Instagram or tweet at me. My handle is @ianmcrumm on both accounts.

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Have you ever paired a traditional style piece with something more relaxed or modern? Let me know when you think in the comments!

Photos by Brian Sanchez