While not all of us are lucky enough to spend our days travelling to exotic sunny destinations, that doesn’t mean we can’t look like we’re on vacay even when we’re at home (especially now that sun has actually decided to make an appearance). Bring those vacation vibes to your summer wardrobe with wild, exotic prints, bursts of bold colours and head-turning sleeves.
In case you don’t follow our new ‘Girl in Focus’ Cindy Yu on instagram (and you should, @thevancouveriteblog) she’s spends a lot of her time travelling. With her next trip just days away, see how she styles some of this season’s hottest pieces and gets #ResortReady.
Perfect For: A Summer Wedding
"I chose this dress for its wonderful, organic green hue (Pantone's Colour of the Year!) while also delivering a pop of unexpected colour with tangerine highlights. I fell in love with the silhouette as soon as I put it on - the details of the exposed shoulder gave it a refined sexiness while remaining elegant. The yellow Anne Klein shoulder bag completes the colourful, refined look that's perfect for a summer wedding." - Cindy Yu
Clary Cold-Shoulder Dress available at GUESS $118*; Nine West Gallmeyer Block Heel Sandals available at Hudson's Bay $120*; Anne Klein Shoulder Bag available at Hudson's Bay $88*; Stacking Jewelled Rings available at Old Navy $8.95*; Palm Leaf Bangle available at Old Navy $8.95.
Perfect For: Lunch with Friends
"This season, blouses take centre stage and it's all in the sleeves. This top not only has a beautiful floral print that is perfect for summer, but the shortened circular flounce sleeve is super flattering on any body type. And I love that the tangerine of the flowers wonderfully compliments the same hue of the pants. This has summer written all over it!" - Cindy Yu
Ruffled Sleeve Blouse available at H&M $39.99*; Cigarette Pants available at H&M $19.99*; Juliette Block Heel Sandals available at Aldo $80*; Anne Klein Shoulder Bag available at Hudson's Bay $88*; Gold Ring available at RW&CO. $29*; Tassel Earrings available at H&M $14.99*.
Perfect For: Outdoor Cocktail Event
"This is a really great alternative to the LBD, especially for the many outdoor summer events that you might get invited to. Why blend in when you can stand out - and in such a fantastic summer colour? I also love the shoulder detail of this dress - it's sexy yet it still carries a timeless silhouette. " - Cindy Yu
Cold-Shoulder Dress available at Reitmans $79.90*; Nine West Jackpot Pumps available at Town Shoes $130*; Hamiromi Envelope Clutch available at Aldo $40*; Necklace available at Aldo $20*; Stone Ring available at RW&CO. $29*.
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.