Happy Canada Day, fellow Canadians! And for everyone else, Happy First of July! Since we’ve been having the most incredible weather lately I’ve been forcing myself to soak up as much of it as possible. I’ve been spending a majority of my days (well – the time that I’m not stuck at the office!) either on the sea wall, exploring Stanley Park, or at the beach. Today is no exception, and I’ll be spending my day around town enjoying all of the incredible festivities happening locally. There are parades, fireworks, and gatherings happening all over the city today – and I plan to get my fill of all of the Canadian-infused fun.All this time spent outdoors has meant that my style has been all about light-weight sundresses, shorts, and casual short sleeves. I love summer, but there does seem to be an art to dressing light enough that you can handle the heat while also maintaining your personal style’s unique flare.
1. Choose Light Weight Materials: When it comes to summer style I think it’s so important to pick pieces that are made out of light and breathable materials. When you’re picking out your summer pieces, feel the material and ask yourself if they would have movement in the wind; chances are if they are light enough to move in the breeze that they will be comfortable enough on warm summer days.
2. Layer with Dainty Accessories: While I love statement necklaces and heavy jewelry, sometimes on the hot day I just need something lighter and less noticeable feeling to wear throughout the day. Bold jewelry can be heavy and if it’s lying next to your skin all day in the sun you may notice that it starts to feel sweaty – yuck! Switch out those bold gems for a more delicate necklace, this J.Crew Necklace has really caught my eye.
3. Style with Strappy Sandals: Go with more breathable options for your feet by picking up some strappy sandals – heels or flats! These will help keep you cool throughout the summer days. These strappy sandals from ASOS have really been jumping out at me!
4. Go for Light Colours: On the hottest of days, I almost always stick to a little white dress or a romper. I recently made the mistake of wearing all black for a day spent out in the sun and after just a few short minutes I immediately regretted my choice. The all-black outfit soaked up the sun leaving me roasting for hours! While a lighter look may not keep you completely cool, it won’t suck up the sun’s rays quite like a darker outfit would.
5. Embrace Your Hair Up: For some reason, I’ve never been a huge fan of my hair up. My comfort zone is when my hair is down – but during the summer I give up that comfort to help keep me cool. While I am not wearing my hair in todays outfit, it’s something I’ve been embracing more (and even trying out a few new styles that are pretty neat!) and something you’ll definitely see more of here on the blog.