Style Spotlight: Cool For Summer

After last month’s flood of bold colours and loud patterns, it’s the perfect time to focus on casual prints like stripes and gingham and cool colours like white and shades of blue.

Now don’t get me wrong, while I might be advocating for a little cooling off period, I am not asking you to give fashion the cold-shoulder (although I am a huge fan of cold-shoulder/off-the-shoulder tops for Summer…) – just because we’re switching gears, doesn’t mean you need to be any less fashionable. This month, it’s all about finding those perfect summer pieces that’ll take you from the boardroom to the patio with just a few small changes. It’s time to get #CoolForSummer in relaxed-yet-chic pieces with endless styling potential like wide-legged cropped pants, paperbag-waist shorts, off-the-shoulder tops and breezy wrap dresses.

See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Alicia Haque adds modern accessories to a classic gingham wrap dress and stays #CoolForSummer.

Perfect For: Sunset patio drinks, date night, or just for when you want to look fabulous!

"Gingham is such a summer staple and I love the classic monochrome mixed with the pop of colour in the sandals. It’s a refreshing alternative to florals and the asymmetric ruffled hem makes the dress that bit more feminine and flirty, while the straw bag and sunglasses adds an element of summer-chic." - Alicia Haque

IMNYC ISAAC MIZRAHI Ruffle-Sleeve Wrap Dress available at Hudson's Bay $159*; STREET LEVEL Ida Straw Bag available at Plenty $115*; Round Sunglasses available at H&M $14.99*; Jordyn G Multi-Chain Gold and Marble Necklace available at Hudson's Bay $22*; Block Heel Sandals available at H&M $37.99*.

What's your go-to summer outfit?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.