{Splurge or Steal – Nautical Sea of Style}

DTKAustin shares her splurge or steal in Austin Woman Magazine on how to recreate the nautical trend on a budget plus the expensive option if you want to splurge. Click for more details and images!

Hey, sailor! The nautical trend has been all the rage for what seems like centuries and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. It’s one of those ageless trends that tends to come back into the fashion world every few years or so. Whether it is in style or not, you can really never go wrong with wearing something nautical. I feel like it is such a classic look that is going to turn heads any season; Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter and it’s one of the easiest to achieve.

For my latest Splurge or Steal in Austin Woman Magazine, I wanted to showcase this ever-so-fabulous trend and really explain that you don’t have to spend thousands to achieve chic, nautical fashions. When I think of nautical I immediately think of trench coats, navy stripes, neutrals and white pants. Surprisingly enough, this was one of the toughest splurge or steals that I have done in the years I’ve had my column! If you’ve read some of my other splurge articles in the magazine or on the blog, you know that I take these very seriously and want each look to be identical to the other. I can’t even begin to tell y’all how hard it was to find similar white pants that had a big price difference, but I did my best! Of course, these looks don’t need to be absolutely identical as the point of my column is to show that you can achieve a similar look and save thousands of dollars while you’re at it.

The first image below is the gorgeous splurge look! I seriously had a swoon worthy moment over this beautiful Burberry trench coat and Stella McCartney tote! Actually, I was obsessing over the entire outfit, but if you notice the price difference the steal is probably more up my alley! I’ve linked all of the products for both looks below each image for easy shopping!

DTKAustin shares her splurge or steal in Austin Woman Magazine on how to recreate the nautical trend on a budget plus the expensive option if you want to splurge. Click for more details and images!

Splurge Outfit Details:

Trench Coat – Burberry // Striped Top – Burberry // Pants – Dolce & Gabbana (Similar HERE)

Tote – Stella McCartney // Earrings – Oscar de la Renta

Bracelet – Gas Bijoux // Shoes – Gucci (Similar HERE)

Sunglasses – Celine

DTKAustin shares her splurge or steal in Austin Woman Magazine on how to recreate the nautical trend on a budget plus the expensive option if you want to splurge. Click for more details and images!

Save Outfit Details:

Trench – Joe Fresh (Similar HERE and HERE)

Striped Top – Banana Republic (Similar HERE)

Pants – ASOS (Similar HERE) // Tote – Rebecca Minkoff // Earrings – Kate Spade

Bracelet – BaubleBar (Similar HERE) // Shoes – Steve Madden

Sunglasses – BP

 Photos by Annie Ray

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  • Reply
    Lauryn Hock
    May 2, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    These types of posts are the best!


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    May 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Those white pants are so fun!
    Xo, Elizabeth

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    Laura Leigh
    May 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I LOVE the steal! Which is a huge surprise for me. I almost always go with the splurge when I see these in magazines. Thanks for sharing lady!

    xo Laura Leigh

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    May 2, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I love these types of posts! Nautical is one of my favorite trends!

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    May 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Love this concept! Recreating looks for less is the best.

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    May 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    This is so good, Ashley! Love the concept, love the execution. Xo


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    Anna English
    May 2, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Such a great steal! I need those pants stat!

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    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    May 2, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are both gorgeous! How exciting on the feature!

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    May 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I love both the looks. You look fabulous!!! Totally agree with you, anyone can achieve stylish look under the budget. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

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    Sarah Lennon
    May 3, 2017 at 2:37 am

    WOW! I love how you did this! I actually like your outfit better, lol!

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    May 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I am all about this look! That trench is so good! love love love

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    May 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    You nailed this spurge or steal outfit! Gorgeous!


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    Ashley Zeal
    May 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I am obsessed with this post! You are so talented!

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    May 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    You know that I am OBSESSED with these posts of yours!! By far the best save or splurge posts ever!! xo, Jaime Sunflowers and Stilettos

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    May 3, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    These are great dupes! They look so similar!

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    May 4, 2017 at 2:36 am

    I love both looks! But I love that BR bag in your ‘steal’ column. So fun!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

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    May 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    You look amazing Ashley! Love both looks and that you actually styled the splurge vs steal!


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    May 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This is so cool!!! I love reading save vs splurge posts!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

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    May 4, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    love this post! both looks are fabulous

    xo Emily

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    May 4, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    that first picture looks like it’s straight out of a magazine!!!

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    Pam Dorrell
    May 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I love your comparison posts! Great Nautica look too.

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    Publicist in Pearls
    May 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    This is great, Ashley! Such good finds!

    xo, Jennifer

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    May 8, 2017 at 2:05 am

    You found amazing pieces! Love your style!

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    May 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Seriously LOVE these outfits!! So so so cute!

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    May 15, 2017 at 3:16 am

    I totally agree, Nautical style is always in! I love a timeless trench and a great striped tee!

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