It’s officially June. Now that spring weather has faded and boiling summer temperatures are starting to heat up, are you questioning your choice of footwear? This week’s Fashionisto shows us that you don’t have to be a sailor to rock the airy boat shoe look.
In 1935 Paul Sperry, sailor and creator of the Sperry Top-Sider, was engulfed by a quest to craft the perfect non-slip boat shoe. After numerous invention attempts, he finally found inspiration from his dog. He discovered that by indenting the soles of the shoes with similar lines of a dog’s paw the shoes become non-slip. Thus, the Sperry Top-Sider was born.
Americans have embraced the boat shoe trend since the ‘80s. Boat shoes are a distinct and unique style because both men and women can wear these shoes. They are comfortable, stylish and most importantly, summery.
This Fashionisto chose to wear his boat shoes with a relaxed outfit. The fashion-forward colored shorts paired with the casual long-sleeved tee coalesces to form the perfect ensemble for boat shoes.
Although this Fashionisto chose to wear his shoes casually, boat shoes can be dressed up or dressed down. If you are hoping to create a weekend-at-the-beach look, try sporting linen pants with an airy button down shirt and Sperry Top-Siders with no socks. Wearing boat shoes without socks is a major trend right now. It is a fashion-forward, simple and breezy summer look.
As you begin packing for sunny weekend getaways, consider bringing a pair of boat shoes on your trip. They can be worn either casually or dressy and they provide the comfort of your favorite pair of tennis shoes.
How To: To make this look vacation ready, keep the shorts but swap out the top for a long-sleeved linen button-down and a stylish watch. You will be ready to take on any vacation adventure in comfort and style.