Summer is really starting to heat up and if you are a Northeast dweller, you crave those moments when you can head to the shore for a relaxing weekend. One thing that most people forget during the early days of summer is that the mornings and evenings can still be a bit chilly. So, if there one rule of thumb to live by when packing for the shore, “ALWAYS PACK A SWEAT SHIRT!”
Heading to the shore is one of the times you can really embrace nautical style without looking out-of-place (especially if you have a boat). The key colors and patterns to pull into your wardrobe to hit the high seas in style are navy, grey and white. Of course, a horizontal nautical stripe boating sweater will hit the mark every time, but, one of the most underrated style pieces that can up your look is a watch.
Sperry Topsider recently released a timepiece with a navy stitched, white, silicone band and stainless steel case that is a great complement to your summer nautical style (part of their Drifter Collection). What we like most about this watch is that the design is super sleek, but, with the silicone band and tough metal face, it can take a beating. Since Father’s Day is approaching this watch is a great option as a gift, especially if you father likes to fish, is a golfer or just need a nice watch that he can beat up. You can grab this exact watch via Macy’s (it comes in navy too).
Tips on Summer Nautical Style
- The nautical boating sweater can come in several styles, traditionally having three or 4 buttons along the shoulder. The style you choose is more of a personal preference than based in functionality.
- Boat Shoes vs Sneakers: someone who really has their water wings would probably opt for a pair of boat shoes because they grip the wet surface of a boat’s deck, however; a pair of Jack Purcell style sneakers will suffice.
- Just because white pants are on trend, that doesn’t mean you have to jump on the bandwagon. You can keep the look classic with a pair of navy chinos or shorts.
- It’s always wise to carry a pair of sunglasses when your out boating. The reflects off the water and can really be damaging to your eyes.
Blonde Tortoise Sunglasses by Ray-ban via Coastal.com
And don’t be afraid to take this watch to the beach too!
Photos by: Marina T. Peele (@CantWinklefty)
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM