In search of style: summer series

Go ahead & jump!

Jump into a fresh new style this summer with the stand-out look of a boiler suit or jumpsuit. Comfortable, minimal and suitable for almost any activity, this new look is infiltrating every summer wardrobe.

The utilitarian design of a boiler suit was originally designed as a one-piece protective garment for manual labour but it is now a time-saving wardrobe solution for busy working women while jumpsuits offer a sleeveless look which can be worn from work to cocktails.

Pair a jumpsuit with heels for night out or sneakers during the day for a cool and causal look – the trend is that easy to pull off.

The jean jacket is back on the fashion radar and it’s the best investment piece for 2019. It’s easy to style, has a timeless appeal and helps to pull any outfit together. Whether you like yours oversized and boxy, or as a crop fit, a denim topper is the perfect extra layer of warmth for cool summer nights.

Beige revolution

It might not be the most exhilarating but beige, fashion’s must-have shade of the season, has been transformed into a symbol of classic refinement. It is appearing on all the major runways in rich and luxurious hues from toffee to vanilla. The timeless tone was seen on the Balmain, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tibi runways in head-to-toe ensembles.

The neutral trend is an easy wardrobe staple that can be worn year in, year out and is suitable for all ages and skin tones. Beige is fashion’s favourite new shade.

On-line finds

I’ve always enjoyed the experience of walking the mall, shopping local boutiques and trying on clothes for the perfect fit. However, when things become hectic, I’ve learned that on-line shopping can be just as much fun and it allows me to maximize time for the things that matter. Here are some of the key purchases that I’ve sourced online.

1. • $69.95

Gone are the days when wearing a one-piece swimsuit meant you were body-conscious. Cool designs have flooded the market, making it an easy choice for chasing the kids around all summer.

2. • $2350

New to Canada, Smile Direct Club helps deliver a smile that you’ll love. Their Invisible Braces are safe and avoid the hassle of in-person monthly visits.

3. • $170

From urban pathways to riverside trails, the Arc’teryx Norvan SL Trail running shoe is breathable and super lightweight. They makes tackling the Ottawa-Gatineau terrains a breeze.

4. • $88

I love switching up my skin care routine with the seasons. Arbonne’s Intelligence Counter Spot Essence controlled-release, ceramide-encapsulated retinol works overnight to target both visible and invisible spots lurking underneath the surface.