Summertime is here with a vengeance. In fact, states throughout the US are reporting some of their highest temperatures on record. But even when the weather is hot, you can still look classically cool. The archetypal boat shoe is back in fashion and continuing to trend even higher as temperatures keepsoaring upward. Even if you don’t have a boat, you’ll still feel like you’re escaping the oppressive heat on land for the crystal-clear water and cooler air of the open sea when you sport this iconic trend.
If you’re a multitasker you’ll appreciate the Sebago Women’s Spinnaker Slip-On Loafer in navy. This snazzy shoe combines two hot styles in one by applying the still-hot color-blocking trend to the classic boat shoe. Its sleek design ensures that the impact of the shoe remains subtle even as the colors pop. Pair these with a pair of white shorts and a crisply tailored oxford that plays up the blue tones in the shoe for a timeless preppy look with a modern twist.
Boat shoes have historically been thought of as a shoe for men, and so on a woman they can add a daring androgynous twist to what is typically regarded as a fairly conservative fashion statement. The Timberland Women’s Noreen Classic pairs a chunky, masculine sole and heavy stitching with a delicate line, maintaining the shoe’s masculine roots while adding a distinctly feminine feel. Pair them with a pair of fitted capris and a pastel polo to further play up the dichotomy.
After spending the day in casually comfortable footwear, the last thing you’ll want to do is slip on a pair of high heels. Luckily, boat shoes can be dressed up just as easily as they can be dressed down. The Sebago Women’s Bala Slip-On Loafer is both sleek and chic. Pair them with a crisply tailored blazer and cuffed jeans for an effortlessly elegant look.
Even if you never step foot on a boat, you can easily pull off a time-honored nautical look. There’s a reason this timeless trend resurfaces again and again; anyone can pull off this classic style with ease. Even if you remain landlocked this summer, take a break from the heat and kick up your feet in a classic pair of boat shoes.