Each summer brings a “new” nautical trend to the catwalks and the sidewalks. It’s almost as if, even if the weather’s terrible and we have no holiday booked, we still like to dream – and dress – we were by the seaside! I confess to being of the exact same mindset. So when Chatham Marine asked if I’d like to try a pair of their deck shoes I jumped at the chance. I chose their Rosanna model in white and navy – you can’t get much more nautical than that, can you now?
Kate Middleton The Duchess of Cambridge made deck shoes/boat shoes stylish again when she wore a pair on her trip to Canada with Prince William last year. So expect to see them making a huge comeback this summer. You heard it here!!
My shoes arrived yesterday and I literally couldn’t wait to try them. For the first time in days, and for just a few minutes, the sun came out and I danced around our garden with them on! They are literally the softest leather and comfortable from the minute you slip your foot inside – unlike so many of my shoes that need to worn in to make them this soft!
So I got to thinking about how to wear deck shoes this summer:
- Keep it casual – and nautical – with a pair of chinos and a striped tee.
- Make like Kate Middelton and choose a military-style shirt and skinny jeans.
- Copt the catwalk and choose a Fendi-inspired white skirt.
- Or a Tory Burch-inspired blue and white tunic dress.
How would you style your deck shoes?