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How to stay the course and wear your boat shoes in style?

Summer is definitely on and you're feeling great. It's the perfect time to put your feet in the sand, wear light outfits and relax on sunny terraces… The only downside is that you want to look good, but the heat is gradually undermining your style goals. How to stay chic in the heat? You don't have to compromise between your craving for stylish outfits and a look that's suitable for (very) hot summer weather. It takes time to adjust to a new season, but there's no need to sacrifice style for comfort.

To avoid heatstroke, the summer fashion survival kit includes first and foremost lightweight footwear and breathable materials. So what shoes to invest in this summer? The ones that really tick the boxes of both comfort and style are the boat shoes. They disappeared from the radar during winter, but are back with a bang this season: along with mules and leather sandals, boat shoes are indeed on the summer shortlist for men.

This shoe is always in the news, and for a good reason: chic and light, it can be worn with a cotton chino in the office or with a suit for a boho wedding. The range of variations on this cult model offers everyone the possibility of making it their own according to their individual style. The thick sole is a pleasure to wear and guarantees comfort at all times. Season after season, the boat shoe has been modernized: noble and resistant materials, timeless lines and a palette of vibrant colours.

Whether you're a boat captain or a freshwater enthusiast, we've put together a collection of inspirations to get you in the right mood for the weather and to embrace the summer season in style. Enjoy reading!

01 Minimalism and elegance: boat shoes with white jeans

Men's boat shoes Dustin 6 Melvin & Hamilton
Men's boat shoes Dustin 6 Melvin & Hamilton

You've been dying to wear these white jeans and now it's finally time. For shoes, choose softness and opt for natural materials and bright colours. As for the top, blur the lines with a graphic-print shirt: an elegant twist for a trendy and refined outfit. To survive an office without air-conditioning and to follow up with a dinner at the restaurant, the combination of boat shoes and white jeans guarantees you elegance and comfort until the end of the night.

02 Casual and modern: boat shoes with jeans

Men's boat shoes Dustin 8 Melvin & Hamilton

If you have a weakness for easy-to-wear looks, and don't want to spend hours staring at your wardrobe, go for the timeless jeans! The advantage of the boat shoe? It's a real chameleon, as casual as it is elegant. Whether it's a cool version with faded jeans or a dressier one with straight, plain jeans, this pair of shoes will give your outfit a sophisticated look in the blink of an eye.

03 Effortlessly chic: boat shoes with chino or suit trousers

Men's boat shoes Adrian 8 and Jason 1 Melvin & Hamilton

Introducing the perfect footwear choice for a summer wedding. Ideal for hot weather, boat shoes are sure to impress with a linen shirt and suit trousers. To make a statement and cultivate a preppy look, try a pair of shorts with a suit jacket. For a more casual vibe, opt for a colourful chino and a cotton t-shirt. Detail-oriented? Add the finishing touch to your outfit by accessorising it with a leather belt, a hat, vintage sunglasses… A good deal of style.

04 The all-round look: boat shoes with shorts

Men's boat shoes Dustin 8 Melvin & Hamilton
Men's boat shoes Dustin 8 Melvin & Hamilton

You are bursting with ideas to reclaim your style this year, but you find yourself somewhat at a loss when faced with the summer temperatures? If trousers in summer are not your cup of tea, opt for the must-have piece of the season: shorts, of course! They're perfect for keeping the sometimes serious look of boat shoes at bay. How do you make this summer's trend your own? Put on your colourful shoes and create contrast with prints: a floral shirt, a printed shirt or a striped one. More simple, a white shirt will ensure the right balance between elegance and casualness.


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