Comfort craving boat shoe lovers, your time has come. The classic utilitarian style we all know and love has been going through a revamp as designers stepped up their shoe game with brighter colours, lively patterns, and clean updates to the classics.
When Sperry’s shoes were on New York Fashion Week runways this spring with Nanette Lepore, a whole new world of ways to style the shoe opened up. Not only are they able to simultaneously dress up a pair of jeans or dress down your khakis, but Nanette Lepore showed us they can be just as fashionable with a high end ready-to-wear dresses and suits.
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Channel your inner runway model and get ready to rock the boat in your office. Style these boat shoes with camel colours and crisp whites this summer for a fresh on-trend look, then transition to plums, oranges, and rich fall hues as the seasons change and the air gets cooler.
Take a walk on the wild side and boldly go where few boat shoes have gone before with bright florals, animal prints, and colourful patterns.
All that glitters is not gold - there's also silver, bronze, and copper, and they're all on trend this season. When metallics first stepped out on runways last year, it was evident that the glittery materials were going to be putting the sparkle in our eyes for a few seasons to come, and now they've finally made their way to our favourite shoes.
It's official: bright is the new black! Celebrate brighter days with brighter colours. For spring 2015, designers turned up the dial on reds, purples and blues. Strong hues are no longer solely the domain of fashion's risk takers; they're for everyone. Get on board this bright boat and find the shade you'll shine in this summer.
Sometimes you just need to jump in the water and make a splash without worrying about ruining your favourite shoes. These picks from People, Native, and Crocs have you covered with the right materials to make sure you can go ahead and get a little wet.
Sometimes, there's just no beating the classics, especially when they hold tight to their roots. Nautical stripes and deep blues and whites make riding the seafaring fashion wave easy.
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