Working in apparel merchandising it is this time of the year that all of the major retailers have set their Spring collections and for the most part you'll always see as strong representation of nautical themed looks. Well, I'm a sucker for the perfect preppy navy and white stripe so much so that I don't think it has to be limited to the closet. If you're lucky enough to have a beach side house than this look is an obvious one, but for the rest of us who don't; well this look isn't necessarily off limits. I think Anthropologie is the perfect place to find items to create your look, but it can also be done on your own. All you really need is a map of a beach side location framed possibly above a table or bureau. (This could even be a favorite vacation spot to help conjure up some nostalgic feelings). Next you can add one big sea shell to your table top or a collection of them filling up a class vase. Lastly you could add a model boat, a mini anchor, a piece of coral or even a collection of books about the sea or your favorite seaside spot. What I love most about the looks below is that you are instantly reminded of a vacation when looking at them, but it is still something you can include right in your own space year round.