Boat shoes have come a long way from their start as a solution to slippery decks. Today, they’re a preppy staple topping trend lists everywhere. But how did they make the leap from boat decks to city streets? Scroll down and find out.

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January 10, 2014

Mastering the nautical look? It’s a head-to-toe effort. While most know Sperry Top-Sider for those iconic casual, multicolor boat shoes, you’ll soon discover a world of swimsuits, cover-ups, sunglasses, and more. Take a peek at this video to see what I mean, then scroll down for four just-add-shoes styling tips.

Four Ways to Style Your Boat Shoes

For Men:

  1. With shorts, jeans, or even khakis. Roll up the cuffs, lose the socks, and add light layers on top.
  2. The boat shoe’s best ally? A bold watch. Preferably of the waterproof variety.

For Women:

  1. Button-front shorts, anything with anchors, and a wicker clutch. Slip on your bright-hued shoes and hit the boardwalk.
  2. Swap out the laces for a pop of color, then take them to the city streets with dark-wash, super-skinny denim.

Our Sperry Top-Sider Boutique opens Monday, June 24, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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June 24, 2013