Finding your nautical style is smooth sailing at these area shops
In a region steeped in nautical history, and where boating is second nature, there’s an urge to dress the part. If you’re short on blue hues and sailor stripes, shops across the county have styles to make your wardrobe shipshape as we sail into fall.
Nothing says nautical like a sunny pair of slip-ons.
Tangerine Boutique, 2218 Postoffice St., Galveston, 409-763-7113, thetangerineboutique.com
A classic canvas vessel to carry your kit.
*After ordering, takes up to three weeks to receive.
Treasure Trove, 2719 61st St., Galveston, 409-737-9900, giftsandgarments.com
3. Bows and Stripes top, $23
Show your stripes, and a little of your lower back, in this plucky peekaboo tank.
Kimmy’s Web Boutique, www.shopkimmys.com
A charming wristlet to anchor your steering arm and your outfit.
The Style co., 701 14th St., Galveston, 409-750-8442
A proper timepiece counts when setting out on a three-hour tour — any sailor will tell you that.
West Marine, 1401 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah, 281-535-0820; 5926 Broadway, in Galveston, 409-741-8052, www.west
Two favorite variations of Paul Sperry’s iconic boat shoe — the Sabrina in navy and the Ivy Fish in linen oat.
The Front Parlor, 2111 Strand, Galveston, 409-762-0224, www.frontparlorgalveston.com
Make waves with a coat of trendy turquoise nail lacquer.
Palais Royal, 2711 61st St. in Galveston; 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City, www.stagestores.comå
A fresh take on sailor stripes with a pop of peplum for femininity.
H&M, Baybrook Mall, 855-466-7467, www.hm.com
Bundle up in style with a lightweight hoodie in navy blue and yellow.
Head to Footsies, 2211 Strand, in Galveston, 409-762-2727
Designed by islander Kay Stanley from her headquarters on Daufuskie Island, S.C., Spartina 449 handbags are inspired by all things coastal.
Bungalow Dry Goods, 2325 Strand, in Galveston, 409-762-0752