Trend For Spring 2012: Bringing Back The Prep With Boat Shoes

May 31, 2012 • Blahnik Tonic, Fashion Blog, Trends

Bring it on preppie or rather, bring it back! Come on, admit it, ‘The Official Preppy Handbook’ (first edition) was your bible! That’s right…the boat shoes you knew as a kid (you knew them as Docksiders, right?) are back. However, this time they are on steroids! Boat Shoes circa 2012 come in bright colors, pinstripes, colorblocking, interesting textures like snakeskin and even metallics. Those plain old brown boat shoes you knew from way back when are so passe, or at the very least, are for men only. Here are 10 boat shoes picks that will make you look fresh, not dated:

1. ASOS Premium Marcus Suede Boat Shoes, $166.99

2. Swims Lace-Front Rubber/Mesh Loafer, $149

3. ASOS Milo Boat Shoes with Laces, $27.83

4. Sperry Top-Sider Leather Boat Shoe, $89.95

5. Chloe Boat Shoe, $595

6. Frye Quincy Boat Shoes, $148

7. Milly for Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoe, $124.95

8. Hunter ‘Val’ Boat Shoe, $135

9. Sperry A/Q 2-Eye Stripe Seersucker Boat Shoes, $118.29

10. Splendid Mandarin Boat Shoes, $80

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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One Response to Trend For Spring 2012: Bringing Back The Prep With Boat Shoes

  1. Surf says:

    Just got my SWIMS lace up boat shoes at Island Trends! LOVE ‘EM~!

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