Nautical is an aesthetic that refers to or related to the sea, and ships or lighthouses. Nautical aesthetic involved all life style, be it nature and harmonized life of the sea, economic lifestyle of sailor or luxury of rich people on the yacht. One could mistake the Pirate aesthetic for the Nautical one. But the key difference is the Pirate aesthetic tends to have more chaotic, rebellious, and adventurous feelings while the Nautical aesthetic tends to be more order and lawful feelings, just like the inspiration: sailor and marine.

Visual

Nautical visuals mostly involve images of life on the sea, on a yacht/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 the beach 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 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

Fashion

The fashion aesthetic mostly involves a navy jacket with brass buttons, a crisp white sailor's uniform, a sou'wester hat, and 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 Seacore
  • Cardigans
  • Beachwear

Activities

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
  • Hangout on the yacht

Media

Movies

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

Music

Spotify Playlists

Gallery

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