Style Secret: Nautical AccentsBoating goes hand in hand with the classic preppy lifestyle, so maritime touches are de rigueur. You can't go wrong with nautical stripes, maps or prints — just avoid overdoing it and ending up with a gaudy space. Preppy is never kitschy.Updated twist: Keep these accents simple and graphic. For example, a display of framed nautical flags hung in a grid would lend an appealing graphic punch. Or focus on just a few simple, standout elements, such as the oar, rope knot and model sailboat above.