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Throughout the summer months, people begin to migrate more and more towards yacht clubs. It seems that, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, they are a hub of activity. Don’t let not knowing what to wear to a yacht club make you miss out on all the fun!

For starters, most yacht clubs and country clubs have some form of a dress code. If you are unsure exactly of what it is, just be sure to steer clear of blue denim (and maybe even white denim, if the club is rather strict), sneakers, and even flip flops until you know what the rules are. Also, keep in mind that this is not the place to pull out your edgiest or trendiest look. Be sure that, no matter what you are wearing, it is appropriate and looks clean and polished. I always adhere to this rule: if I wouldn’t want my grandparents to see me wearing it, it probably isn’t the best idea.

If you are venturing to the local yacht club for dinner or some form of event, I would recommend a summery dress. These are easy to find, as they are all over the place during the warmer months. If you want to complement the scenery, vouch for some nautical stripes or a dress in a boat-reminiscent print. Just be careful about looking tacky, as there is a difference between fun and kitschy. Is your dress adorned with adorable anchors? Then I would skip the matching earrings. I’d also recommend bringing along a cardigan or wrap, as the ocean breeze can create chills even on the hottest of days.

As for footwear, summer is the season for wedges. I personally love a pair of neutral corked wedges with just about everything. However, if your dress is relatively neutral, adding a fun pop of color to your footwear would be brilliant. I have a pair of pink cork wedges that I wore everywhere a few summers ago, and they were a major hit. So, if you’re looking for that element of surprise, (within reason, of course) don’t be afraid to play with color when it comes to your footwear!