Recently, I have come to a realization of sorts- I have realized that naval and maritime subjects are truly quite fascinating. For many years, my military and historical interests have hardly strayed beyond the army and air force, or indeed farther back than World War I. However, in the past month or so I have developed a huge interest in everything naval and sea-related, and not only in their modern manifestations! The Age of Sail and the Napoleonic Wars are now of as much interest to me as WWII corvettes and modern nuclear submarines. This new appreciation has also compelled me to appreciate naval-inspired fashion; and from this inspiration comes the following Polyvore set.
Forever Unique cotton shirt / ONLY military style blazer/ 7 For All Mankind zipper pocket pants / Jimmy Choo genuine leather boots / Aurélie Bidermann vintage cuff bracelet / Diamond drop earrings / Vivienne Westwood uk flag wallpaper
This outfit mirrors the uniforms of early 19th-century British naval officers, but has been slightly changed so as to make it wearable and appealing to a modern-day woman. Tan slim-fit pants contrast smartly with the ruffled white blouse and gorgeous navy blue jacket. Knee-high leather boots add a sleek modernity , and the intricate gold jewellery provides finesse and an old-fashioned feel. Striking, nostalgic, and obviously naval, this outfit references a time and place that can still be appreciated today.