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What to Wear on a Boat


Sydne Style gives boat outfit ideas in madewell white shorts Growing up in Miami, I’ve always loved going on boats. I don’t get to go as much in LA so I was thrilled that one of our activities in Aruba was a boat day. So what do you wear on a boat? A nautical look, of course! Here are my five boating outfit must-haves:

Sydne Style shows what to wear on a boat in a striped lacoste shirt 1. Button-Down Shirt

Button-downs are multi-functional for a day at sea. You can tuck your shirt into your shorts or tie it up like I did. Then after you go for a swim, you can leave it unbuttoned over your bathing suit to protect your shoulders from the sun. I went with a striped button-down for a nautical vibe.

Sydne Style gives boat outfit ideas for summer nautical looks 2. Straw Hat

I love the look of a straw hat for a boat outfit. I’ve been wearing this raffia fedora non-stop! The only problem is the wind. I had to tuck my hat away as we sailed but I brought it back out when we anchored in the middle of the ocean for lunch.

Sydne Style wears madewell white denim shorts for boat outfit ideas 3. High-Rise Shorts

Thank goodness for the high-rise denim trend! Since my shorts sat at my waist, I didn’t have to worry about sucking in as as I sat chatting with friends over piña coladas. I love these white denim shorts because they have a bit of stretchy, making them extra comfy.

Sydne Style wears soludos panda espadrille shoes 4. Boat Shoes

Rubber soles are a must for boat shoes. You can never go wrong with a classic slip-on. But for a fun spin, I slipped into spring’s espadrille trend with panda smoking slippers.

Sydne Style shows boat outfit ideas in nautical stripes 5. Drawstring Bag

A drawstring bag is a must to keep your essentials safe from the wind. We stayed at Ocean Z Aruba, who gave us these adorable striped bags. But there are plenty of cute options online as well!

Sydne Style shows what to wear on a boat with nautical outfit ideas Sydne Style shows what to wear on a boat in white madwell denim shorts Sydne Style shows boat outfit ideas in nautical trends Photos by Mark Joseph

Hat: French Connection
Top: Lacoste
Shorts: Madewell
Sunnies: Toms (simliar)
Shoes: Soludos
Bag: from the boutique at Ocean Z

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