The Venice Canals – a true landmark of Los Angeles and its funky, surprising culture. One minute you’re at the freak show on the Venice boardwalk, and within minutes you can be in one of the most tranquil spots in LA. You’ve seen them featured in countless films from Valentine’s Day to Role Models, but I decided to truly dress for the occasion and bring a little Hamptons flair to the Venice hotspot. Cue the prepdom; complete with seersucker and, duh, Champagne!
For my stroll around the Canals I went with a navy blazer, basic white v-neck t-shirt, seersucker shorts cut above the knee for that extra preppy feel, Sperry’s, and a fun Captain’s hat to complete the look. I know, right? Don’t worry, my yacht picked me right up after my leisurely walk.
And because I invented the Champagne Society, I though to myself, “Self, why not incorporate a bit of day drinking into the mix?” I guess it technically counted as drinking in public, which I guess technically is illegal, but I only had a FEW sips. And besides, you know my motto: Do It For The Blog.
You can wear an outfit like this to any nautical occasion – boat party, beach bash, or a gallery or store opening of some sort if you’re in the Hamptons this summer. To class up the look a bit, throw in a pocket square for good measure. Mine is from Bows-n-Ties and was a great splash of color to my blue-on-white motif.
Sure the looks I received from innocent passersby walking their teacup poodles were a little…interesting, but who cares? They were just jealous that I was looking more put together than they were at 10am. And that’s the thing, guys; when you live the Hamptons to Hollywood lifestyle, people are going to become jealous of you 😉