The Nautical look is very trendy this year.
The boast of colors, red, white and blue that comes in stylish stripes, anchors, shell fish, accented by the warmth of colors such beige’s and black’s. Shoes are one of the many items acquired to compliment an outfit, or to add to staples such as handbags, jewelry, hats and more to complete your nautical apparel!
STYLISH NAUTICAL SHOES FOR MEN AND WOMEN
SANDALS: Ahhh the sandal, who doesn’t love them. Ok, I’m sure many of you don’t. They provide a very nautical casual look as well as formal. Sandals are the oldest style shoe ever worn, seeing as how it dates back around to before BC. Sandals have been seen on the red carpet, as well as at the beach. For that casual look, sandals look great with shorts, capri’s or jeans Some like the trendy look of rolling up their jeans to show off the beauty of their shoe. Can I just add a big don’t for wearing sandals, leave the socks in the draw. But hey if you like the look of socks with sandals who are we to judge. Sandals can be very dressy accented with sequences, high heel soles which add an elegant look.
BOAT SHOES: Boat shoes are trendy, comfortable and stylish for both men and women. Boat shoes used to only come in neutral colors. Today they come in a wide variety of colors such as blue, tan, red, black, yellow to mention a few. For a trendier look they have also gone from two colors to 3 colors. They come in both canvas and leather, and/or a combination of the two materials. Boat shoes are truly classic and worn for both casual as well as dress. They became popular and dressier in the preppy era in the late 80’s and 90’s. Typically boat shoes are worn without socks. Rule of thumb is not to wear a boat shoe that is lighter than your pants or shorts. There is no right or wrong, just letting you know the rule that’s out there. Boat shoes are a great replacement for either sneakers or loafers.
FLIP FLOPS: Flip Flops are fun and easy to slip on and off. They are however, the worst offenders when it comes to foot support, so we would not suggest these be worn for a long day on your feet. Flip Flops are considered casual. Some restaurants frown down on them. Flip Flops are most certainly fun and casual for the beach, hanging out with friends or just romping around the house. They are perfect for camping, boating etc., especially when you need to use public facilities for showering and taking care of other personal business.
DECK SNEAKERS: Sneakers have certainly made a big come back. They are also now a big part of the fashion industry. Mostly due to sports and hip hop. The term used is “sneakerheads”. But sneakers are also comfortable and provide much support. There are numerous styles and colors available. They provide good traction while on a boat deck, as well as provide support for your feet and back. Sneakers are the perfect choice for those who are on their feet all day. Nothing beats wearing a sneaker while enjoying a walk, running, or for that adventurous hike.