This July it’s all about showing off healthy glowing skin in light, flowy, all-white outfits inspired by beach days in the Hamptons. Think all-American east coast preppy-inspired vibes with Little White Dresses (LWDs), easy-to-wear jumpsuits, gingham and off-the-shoulder tops in coastal/nature-inspired colours. That’s right, we’re going #CoastalChic and showcasing how to bring laid-back yet sophisticated beach vibes to your summer wardrobe. If you follow our ‘Girl in Focus’ Cindy Yu on instagram – you’ll know that she just got back from the beach, watch how she brings those beachy-vibes to her summer looks.
Perfect For: Diner en Blanc
"Nothing says summer than all white - and this is a perfect outfit for the hottest party of the year. A white suit is a beautiful and chic alternative to the ubiquitous white dress for that event - helping to make you stand out in a sea of 5,000 other white outfits! I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the RW&CO blazer and pleated pants were - I could wear this outfit all evening." - Cindy Yu
Blazer available at RW&CO $149.90*; Pleated Pants available at RW&CO $89.90*; Chiffon Camisole available at RW&CO $39.90*;Karl Lagerfeld Paris Lyra Ankle-Strap Sandals available at Hudson's Bay $199*; Karl Lagerfeld Paris Agnes Shoulder Bag available at Hudson's Bay $248*; Scarf available at RW&CO $25.90*; Quay Sunglasses available at Privilege Clothing $85*.
Perfect For: Deighton Cup
"I am a huge fan of jumpsuits. They really help create an elongated effect on the body and executing a unifying look that is comfortable yet polished. Off-the-shoulder continues to be a huge trend this season and the grey ticking stripes give it that preppy vibe, which makes it a perfect outfit for an event like watching the horse races at Deighton Cup at Hastings Park." - Cindy Yu
Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit available at H&M $59.99*; Nanette Lepore Strappy Sandals available at Town Shoes $189*; Calvin Klein Perforated Tote available at Hudson's Bay $278*; Straw Hat available at H&M $14.99*; Two-Stone Ring available at H&M $9.99*.
Perfect For: Backyard BBQ
"I absolutely loved the silhouette created by this 3/4 length sleeve shirt dress by Isaac Mizrahi. It's super fun yet feminine at the same time - and that gingham print - it is perfect for that summer backyard BBQ vibe. When you wear it, you immediately feel flouncy and girlish - almost a modern day version of June Cleaver." - Cindy Yu
IMNY (Isaac Mizrahi New York) Gingham Shirt Dress available at Hudson's Bay $129*; Call it Spring Borewiel Block Heel Sandals available at Hudson's Bay $50*; Nine West Cierra Shoulder Bag available at Hudson's Bay $110*; Necklace available at Aldo $12*.
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.