Whether on the water or not, these maritime-inspired finds are sunny, beachy fun.
Summertime means maritime in the Pacific Northwest — something you can channel even in your accessories.
Adopt a seaside dress code to be ready for adventures by boat or by land with these sunny, beachy finds.
Sea and Pine The Ka’i Tote ($78 at Alair, West Seattle, and seaandpinedesigns.com). This elegant, ocean-inspired tote sports soft blue stripes that look like rolling waves. Made in Seattle from durable cotton and blue vegan leather with an adjustable rope handle, it’s at home at the farmers market and sailing on Lake Washington. A portion of each purchase supports conservation efforts.
Tommy Bahama Komomo Point Slip-On Shoes (on sale for $35 at tommybahama.com). Finally, a contemporary boat shoe that’s as handsome as it is practical. These minimalist, navy and white patterned slip-ons have comfortable, quick-drying outsoles and a pull tab for easy-on, easy-off convenience.
The Nautical Gnome Nautical Bracelet ($32–$39 at etsy.com/shop/TheNauticalGnome). Handmade in Bellingham to fund a family’s dream of sailing around the world, this elegant bracelet features Spanish leather and a working stainless steel bow shackle for an industrial look. It arrives beautifully gift-wrapped with an inspiring quote about the sea.
Foamy Wader Signals Nautical Flag Necklace ($48 at Foamy Wader, Whidbey Island, and foamywader.com). Nautical signal flags are used by ships to communicate with each other at sea, with each flag representing a single letter and a specific message. This original necklace is custom-handmade on Whidbey Island with your own word, name, monogram or set of letters to create a personalized, wearable code. Available with sterling silver, 14K gold fill and 14K rose-gold fill flags, suspended from a sterling silver chain.
Orange Twist Ballard Anchor Temporary Tattoos ($3.50 for a set of two at orangetwistcards.com). Show your love for Seattle’s maritime center with a temporary anchor tattoo honoring the Ballard neighborhood. Designed locally and printed with FDA-certified colorants, this fun, commitment-free adornment lets you wear your heart on your sleeve — er, bicep. Also available in compass, orca, ocean wave, starfish and crab designs. Ahoy!