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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Photos by Mark Joseph
Hat: French Connection
Sunnies: Toms (simliar)
Bag: from the boutique at Ocean Z
That’s a gorgeous outfit. And it’s super appropriate for a boat ride. I love the shorts, they’re really pretty.
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Thanks so much Marta!
Perfect summer look!
Super sweet cruise chic outfit! Lovely combo!
Thanks so much Natali!
Great, awesome collection for the boat party. Thank you for sharing the boating outfit ideas.
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That is a stunning ensemble. It’s also a great choice for a boat ride. I truly like the shorts; they’re very attractive.