Boat shoes — sure, we love them. But the color palettes available can be a little limiting or conservative. Conservative is certainly not the word we would use to describe Cole Haan's new collaboration with the 150-year-old French textile company Les Toiles du Soleil. The imported cotton from the south of France adds a vibrant splash of color to classic American shapes that is sure to spark conversation. But be careful not to pair these kaleidoscopic summer shoes with other patterns; they'll clash. Rather, wear them with chinos and a crisp white polo or a button-down for roof-deck-party perfection.
Air Yacht Club Boat Shoe by Cole Haan, $148 at www.colehaan.com
—By Douglas Bair