July 04, 2012

My Top 5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Summer is my absolute favourite season. The long sunny days, warm nights and laid back attitude calls for easy dressing that's light and colourful. My top 5 go-to pieces in the summer always include breezy maxi dresses, stylish flat sandals, cute little bikinis, chic sunglasses and classic denim shorts. Check out my complete round-up of summer wardrobe essentials after the jump! And Happy 4th of July to my American readers!

1) Forever 21 island print maxi dress $24.80 USD
2) J. Crew Amie striped jersey maxi dress $112.24 USD
3) ONE by Chelsea Flower colourblock strapless maxi dress $235.00 USD
4) Old Navy chiffon tie front maxi dress $19.97 USD on sale (worn by me here)
5) Gap gathered pocket maxi dress $55.96 CAD on sale
1) DV by Dolce Vita Archer sandals $69.00 USD
2) Madewell Jasper flat sandals $59.50 USD
3) Sam Edelman Gigi flat sandals $76.09 CAD
4) Ivanka Trump Shoes Valerie flat sandals $150.00 USD
5) Guess Palban wild leopard sandals $75.99 USD on sale
1) Roxy Bohemian sunset bikini $32.98 USD on sale
2) Mara Hoffman underwire cami bikini $220.00 USD
3) O'Neill gingham bikini $26.51 USD
4) Chloe gold scalloped halter neck bikini $286.22 USD
5) Dorothy Perkins pink ruffle bikini top & bottom $36.00 USD
1) Elizabeth and James Fairfax sunglasses $185.00 USD
2) ASOS oversized square sunglasses $19.88 USD
3) Xhilaration Wayfarer sunglasses $12.99 USD
4) Ray-Ban original oversized aviators $150.00 USD
5) Karen Walker Number One sunglasses $220.00 USD (worn by me here and here)
1) Ksubi mid-rise denim shorts $61.25 USD on sale
2) 7 For All Mankind Carlie cut-off ikat shorts $100.99 USD on sale
3) Splendid neon pink cut-off denim shorts $37.44 USD on sale
4) Paige Denim Lola floral shorts $73.00 USD on sale
5) Forever 21 destroyed denim shorts $22.80 USD


  1. I used to not love them, but maxis have become my latest go-to - they're just so easy to wear and so chic! Love this post!

    Alexandra xo


  2. Interesting post! Lovely blog! Following you!


    1. Thanks for the follow, Tina!

  3. Maxi dresses are the best. They're so comfortable but I don't look like a totally lazy (even though I am).

    Great picks in the other categories as well. I love the Mara Hoffman bikini and Karen Walker glasses especially!

    Deliver Me Diamonds


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