Put a Little Prep in Your Step: Sperry Top-Sider Shoes

Don’t know the port from the starboard?  Good news! Here at Glik’s we can show you the ropes to the fun and preppy nautical trend.

Glik’s Nautical Guide for the Landlocked: Sperry Top-Sider Shoes


Favorited by many, these non-slip boating shoes were born in 1935 to Paul Sperry when he carved grooves in a gum rubber sole after watching his dog race effortlessly across the ice. His passion drove him to success and Sperry became famous to sailors, military and civilian alike.

Fast-forwarding to present, Sperry Top-Sider has combined their technical attributes with a fashion forward mindset, creating  casual and stylish footwear for everyone. We are excited to show you three of our new spring 2014 arrivals that just hit www.gliks.com.

Stripes and white denim are huge Nautical fashion trends.

Stripes are an important key to styling out your nautical look. Whether you decide to embrace this trend in a big way, or choose to be subtle, this Made in the USA striped tank by Mind Code is perfect paired with these high-waisted white cut-off shorts. Don’t be afraid to accessorize with your favorite Pink Pewter headband and a pair of bottle-opener sunglasses. Completing this “fun in the sun” ensemble is a donut infinity scarf and our new Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Angelfish Boat Shoe in Navy/Serape.

Mesh and Red, White, and Blue are ways you can add to your Nautical inspired look.

Perhaps one of the more understated nautical inspired fashions that we LOVE to see are mesh knits! These are fun to style with your favorite colored tank or cami, creating a different look each time. Red, white, and blue are fundamental colors found in nautical inspired fashions, so we paired this fun top with Americana shorts and sunnies. We add some more stripes to the look with our popular scrunched striped infinity scarf and Sperry’s Angelfish shoes in Red/Bretton. Don’t forget to add bracelets and other accessories to kick it up a notch!

Scrunched Stripe Infinity Scarf Available in 4 amazing colors!

Layered wovens and cardigans or sweaters are a perfect way to add a preppy spin on your Nautical look.

If you really want to unleash your preppy side, we recommend layering wovens under a knitted cardigan or sweater, which is perfect for the chilly breeze that can sail its way into your sun-filled day. This Roar button-down shirt is multi-functional, showing us that layering can be fun and quirky with this Volcom flamingo sweater. Prep it up some more by throwing on your favorite Flying Monkey Jeans and cuffing the bottoms to show off the stripes on your Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish boat shoes. Completing this outfit are anchor accessories and astute to boot glasses.

New Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish Spring 2014 Arrivals

So what if you can’t man the helm of a vessel (bully for you if you can), but with these inspirations from Sperry Top-Sider’s footwear, you can successfully channel your inner nautical fashionista.


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