Make sure you look the part when you charter a private yacht off to explore the serene seas off the coast of Thailand
If you enjoy heading out to sea on a private charter yacht to enjoy the friendly trade winds of the Andaman Sea or the Gulf of Thailand, then it’s always best to pack a selection of chic nautical-inspired outfits to suit the occasion.
Of course, you may plan on spending the majority of time lounging in your swim suit between dips in the ocean and sipping on glasses of champagne, but if you’re staying on the yacht for an evening meal or even overnight you’re going to want something a bit smarter to slip into after sunset.
Getting your nautical style right can be tricky. After all, no-one wants to end up looking like they are going to a fancy dress party unless, of course, you plan turn the boat trip into a costume celebration.
Below a few tips to help you balance elegant yacht style without going overboard.
For both ladies and gentlemen, a simple pared-back colour palette of navy blue and white usually does the trick when it comes to nautical fashion. Lots of people infuse their sailing outfits with red as well, however this increases the likelihood of your outfit looking more like something you would wear to a party. Stripes, of course, are a smart choice and cap sleeves make this frock a smart choice for the evening. The A-line shape emphasizes the waist. Smarten up with a pair of tan leather shoes and you’re ready to set sail.
Shine in Shorts
For ladies searching for an outfit infused with a little more fun, high-waisted sailor shorts are always a good choice. In fact, these shorts hit all the right style notes wherever you are, whether on a privately-chartered yacht sailing the Andaman Sea or a luxury beach club on one of Koh Samui’s most exclusive stretches of shoreline. Stick to block colours – preferably navy blue or white – to achieve the best nautical look. Your shorts will match just about any type of shirt, blouse or vest, but if you’re going all out for the boat-theme then only a thinly-striped vest or t-shirt will do.
Bold anchor print dresses, shirts and even shoes are the way to go for ladies that want to make a fashion statement with a little more of an adventurous edge. However, try and avoid garments with large or gaudy anchors that will almost certainly detract from the sophisticated, yachting vibe. The cute number by Yumi features miniature anchors on casual denim-effect fabric. The collar ensures that dress remains sleek and smart, while the anchors add a little bit of seagoing fun.
For men, nautical style isn’t complete without a classic Breton t-shirt. Worn by royalty and just about every celebrity from Pablo Picasso to James Dean, this timeless t-shirt is a wardrobe staple that every stylish gent should have handy during warm weather breaks – whether heading out on a yacht or not. This is also the perfect cover-up to throw on when you head inside to your private yacht’s plush indoor bar and lounge area to take a break from the sun.
The sun is setting and you’re just settling down to a candlelit dinner with your loved one on the deck of your privately-chartered yacht. If you’re keen to dial up the romance a little, then you will want to dress to impress while staying true to the nautical theme. Smarten up your timeless Breton t-shirt with a classic double-breasted sports blazer. First worn by Cambridge rowers in the 18th
century, these tailored jackets will lift your holiday wardrobe to a whole new level of sophistication. The slim fit linen offering from Ralph Lauren’s Spring Summer 2016 collection is a particularly striking example of the genre.