Earth Day

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The Earth, which is home to over 7 billion people, is full of natural resources that people have been living off of for thousands of years. Unfortunately, those natural resources that are a part of our everyday lives are being rapidly depleted. Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, reminds us all to be aware of the resources we are using and what their effects are on the Earth’s fragile eco-system.

Earth Day, which was started in 1970, has pushed for increased awareness in recent years about climate change, with the 2014 Earth Day campaign being titled “Green Cities”.  The “Green Cities” campaign focuses on helping cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Three of the key areas of focus are the use of energy, green buildings and transportation.

No matter where you live there are ways that you can join the “Green Cities” campaign and make a difference. Conserve energy by turning off the lights when you leave the room, do not run the air conditioner, open a window instead. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by car pooling, using public transportation or walking/biking to your destinations. While you may not think your individual actions are doing much to help, if everyone takes action the impact is enormous. What can you do to help?

The Fashion Crew: Casual Cool Weekend Outfits

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Are you ready for the weekend? After a hectic work week, the thought of relaxing and swapping out your suit and tie for a more comfortable and casual look sounds ideal.

The light, breezy, and ultra-breathable Linen Solid Button-Down Shirt from Nautica is the perfect Saturday wardrobe option. Available in a variety of vibrant spring colors such as Sea Glass Aqua and Compass Blue, this shirt is the perfect combination of style and comfort.  Pair this button down with the Nautica Cotton Twill Short and Deckloom Suede Oxford to complete your weekend look. There is no tie or blazer needed for this classic, comfortable and on-trend ensemble. For more weekend wardrobe options head to Nautica.com

The Fashion Crew: Spice Up Spring

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The easiest way to spice up any look this spring is with a classic, tailored blazer. Blazers are extremely versatile and can easily transform a simple outfit to an office-appropriate look. Nautica has a variety of options to choose from.

Start with a basic white tee and skinny jean and add the Striped Pique Knit Blazer and a bright colored pump to take your weekend casual look to the office. The stripes on this blazer are a fun and feminine way to make any outfit look classic and polished. The Solid Pique Knit Blazer in navy is another great option. Pair this with a sleek pencil skirt, crisp white jeans, bermuda shorts, or over a sheath dress for the perfect spring time look. Add a statement necklace or scarf for a pop of color to your outfit. For more wardrobe inspiration and blazer options, head to Nautica.com.

Product of the Week: Striped Pique Polo Dress

stripeddress_POTWYou dealt with the cold long enough and it is time to take it easy and catch some sun. Our product of the week is our new Striped Pique Polo Dress. A summery two-tone stripe gets this polo dress prepped for the season. With zip pockets and a solid block from hip to hem, it’s a sporty and comfortable look for wherever the day takes you.

Check out all of our Women’s dresses and skirts only on Nautica.com

Australian Sailing Team

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Australian Sailing Team (AST) Member Tom Burton won the Laser fleet at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain last weekend.  Australia’s 470M crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (pictured above) and the Nacra17 crew of Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis also added two bronze medals to the Australian final medal tallyNautica is the proud sponsor of the Australian Sailing Team, providing the crews with their official off-water uniform. 

The Australian Sailing Team will head to the ISAF Sailing World Championships to be held in Santander in September, an event to decide half of the nation slots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  Nautica congratulates Tom Burton and the rest of the Australian Sailing Team on their success at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca!