What to Wear by the Water this Summer

It may be a little hard to believe but summer is here! Whether the sun is shining or the rain is falling its time to get out there and enjoy whatever the holiday season has to offer!

I think you’ll all agree there’s no better place to spend a holiday in summertime than by the sea.  And whether you are a beach bum, a sailing buff or a surf babe, we’ve got some fabulous fashion ideas to get you ready. It’s time to get your wardrobe sorted so  that you are ready to enjoy the season whatever happens. Here are a few ideas for you…

Nautical is always in, but this season more than ever. Lovely Devon based clothing company Chatham Marine have some fabulous boat shoes and loafers that will work just as well for the keen sailor as for someone who simply wants to work that nautical look. We especially love the Crest Deck Shoe in Navy; it works with everything and is never going to go out of style. Even better, it’s ideal for getting you though downpours too as its made from soft, washable leather.

The Crest Deck Shoe looks great with some Chino style trousers. Chatham do a gorgeous pair, with trendy turn-ups, called Whisper. We recommend going all out and teaming it up with Chatham’s fantastic linen Atlantis shirt too. It’s floaty and light, perfect for when the sun’s out and will go under any pullover.

If you are ready to rock a more glamorous look for summer the essential item to start with is surely a pair of wedge espadrilles. They always look great by the water and will effortlessly carry you through from day into evening. The comfortable wedge makes them both that bit more elegant and practical too – you won’t get stuck if you decide to go for a wander in the sand! We simply love this pair that La Redoute are offering. They are ultra stylish and will look particularly great with a pair of Palazzo pants. We found this fab pair at Topshop. Team with a cute white vest and throw a cardigan over your shoulders for evening.

Another summer essential this season is the fabulous Maxi dress. We reckon Gap have got it going on this year. Their range of Maxi’s in glorious bright colours will make you look every inch the holiday diva if the sun shines and will brighten up the beach if it doesn’t! Dress down with a pair of flip-flops, or dress up with some smarter wedge sandals, like this pair from Office.

What are you waiting for! Get down to the shops and grab your summer stunners today. We are sure you won’t regret it as soon as you have a cocktail in hand and you are looking out over the water…bliss!

This article was written by the team at Chatham Marine – producers of fine marine inspired footwear and clothing.