All Hands on Deck: Four Looks we Love for a Late-Night Boating Excursion!
Posted Wednesday July 11, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
So, you’re being whisked away on a nautical adventure, huh? How romantic!
We love summer nights spent on the sea with the wind weaving through our hair, the cool breeze tickling our skin and the salty smells of the water looming about – not to mention the breathtaking star-packed view overhead!
The only thing that could ruin a potentially magical evening is your attire. That’s right, your clothing. Impractical getups can be blamed for a few of our ehm, less than smooth sailing experiences. Remembering the port and starboard sides can be difficult enough – don’t add more stress to the mix!
Read on to discover three rules we dress by when preparing for a night on the water as well as four looks we’d love to don on a boat that are sure to get the tides a’rollin!
Rule Number One - Ditch the Sandals: Boat shoes are generally the safest route to go. The deck on water vessels can get very slick and the lack of traction on certain forms of footwear can cause you to slip and heavens forbid you go overboard – we’ve seen it happen! A slew of designers such as Sperry, Madewell and Rag & Bone have incredibly stylish and oh, so trendy boat shoe options that we suggest you invest in!
Rule Number Two – Bring a Light Jacket: The air on the water is known to be a little cooler than it is on land – especially at night. So, in order to stay comfy, cozy, we suggest bringing a lightweight layering option along for the ride. Something like a jean jacket or cotton cardigan would be perfect since they're easy to tote around and aren’t too bulky!
Rule Number Three – Skip the Dress: Dresses are usually perfect for the majority of warm-weather adventures – just not this kind. Depending on the type of boat you're on, you may need to move around a bit and a constricting and/or long skirt will only slow your movement and may cause you to trip all over yourself. Pants, bermudas or capri style bottoms are great clothing options to rock as they allow you maximum fluid movement without the worry of any embarrassing exposure moments.
By: Jessica Bruno