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Nautical is an aesthetic centered around sailing and living near the sea.


Nautical visuals mostly involve images of life on the sea, on a boat, or even from the shore living in a lighthouse (which differentiates it from a Tropical aesthetic, which tends to have more of a focus on warmer beaches as opposed to the rocky coasts often associated with Lighthouse imagery). This aesthetic also includes or relates to a ship tied up to the dock. This aesthetic gives the feeling of being at sea or on the ocean or relaxing on a boat or a yacht. Elements that can be included in the Nautical aesthetic include:

  • The ocean and beach
  • Boating
  • Salty air
  • Turtles
  • Dolphins
  • Seagulls
  • Docks and boardwalks
  • Lighthouses
  • Beach houses


Fashion found in the aesthetic often involves a navy jacket with brass buttons, a crisp white sailor's uniform, a sou'wester hat, and a yellow slicker, or a fisherman's sweater. Historic traditions in nautical dress continue to influence modern nautical apparel. When it comes to nautical dressing, blues, stripes, and sweaters are staples for a reason. Their look reflects the essence of what it should look and feel like to be on the sea. A lot of resort wear can also be included in Nautical fashion. Items, colors, and patterns tend to include:

  • Shades of blue, green, black, white, light pink, and cream colors
  • Iridescence
  • Scale patterns
  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Transparent and translucent materials
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Clothes featuring themes and motifs related to the sea
  • Cardigans
  • Beachwear


This aesthetic brings out a calming lifestyle, so most of the time you can find yourself doing these activities:

  • Surfing
  • Shopping locally
  • Reading by the beach
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hanging out on a yacht



  • Song of the Sea (2014)
  • Outer Banks (2020)
  • Moana (2016)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Ponyo (2008)



  • Plastic Beach (2010) - Gorillaz
  • Titanic Rising (2019) - Weyes Blood

Music Artists[]

  • Cosmo Sheldrake

Video Games[]

  • I Spy Treasure Hunt (2001)
  • Tradewinds (2003)
  • Plastic Beach Adventure Game (2010)

Spotify Playlists[]


  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea