Ships Ahoy! This week the ELLE office is feeling decidedly nautical, the sun has been shining (albeit tentatively!) and while we may not be able to escape the city until the weekend, we've decided to bring a little bit of seaside to you mid-week with a few key fashion buys. The grown-up way to do nautical is with classic stripes - try Armand Basi's top or go for Topshop's dress which is perfect for layering. It's still a bit chilly to wear Urban Outfitter's playsuit sans tights, but a key piece like this won't be in stores long. Snap it up now (and be smug later) and wear with black tights and brown brogues. Finally a panama hat and deck shoes will look cool and chic with these grown-up pleated shorts by Twenty8Twelve - bucket and spade optional.