Aaah yes…summer. It’s in full swing (at last!) and time for our annual list of must-haves. You can’t go wrong with these finds which are fashion, function and fun all rolled into one. Don’t forget to let us know what your must-haves are for the summer at the end of the post.
Hamilton Beach single serve blender
This little baby is everything you need to stay in bikini shape for the summer. Just blend your beverage of choice (healthy ingredients of course!) and take with you to the gym. Available by end of July in a variety of pretty summer colours (we quite fancy this turquoise one). hamiltonbeach.ca
Clover Canyon anything
We aren’t the only ones who have fallen for this line of eclectic print dresses, tops and more. Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Anne Hathaway, to name just a few, are equally smitten. If you haven’t slipped on a Canyon dress yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. clovercanyon.com
Kate Thornley-Hall Cayman Islands Collection
We can’t say enough about this gorgeous line of carpets, pillows, fabrics and wallpapers inspired by the sunny Cayman Islands. Ok, ok, we DID help create the line but the bright colours and bold designs are just perfect for your deck, cottage or wherever you call home this summer. katethornleyhall.com
Jenny Bird horn necklace
The current collection from Canadian jewelry designer, Jenny Bird, is probably one of her best yet. With so much to choose from, it’s lucky this line is so reasonably priced. Our favourite pick has to be the large Wildland necklace. Talk about a statement piece. Available in a variety of hues, we scored the white for summer. But hurry, the entire summer collection is going fast. jenny-bird.com
Vix swim cover up
One of our best-loved swimwear lines, Vix, always has something perfect for the beach girl. We picked up this gorgeous beaded caftan and some matching flip flops on a recent trip south. Their site regularly puts items on sale so always worth a look. vixpaulahermanny.com
Our absolute go-to shoe for travel and walking around town is a brightly coloured Tod’s loafer. Yes they cost more than your average loafer, but trust us, it’s THE best investment you’ll make in a pair of shoes. Comfortable and chic for summer and beyond. tods.com
OK, we’re OBSESSED. These incredibly delicious little snack bags filled with coconut chips disappear at an alarming rate around the office. Lucky they’re so good for us! And we’ve just discovered their grain free Hippie Cookies. Super yum. Super healthy. hippiefoods.com
Summer is the season for wearing your favourite white wardrobe items and we fell hard for this Helmut Lang piece with ruched sleeves that are just right for the season. A lightweight blazer will take you from office to cocktail event or drinks on a patio in a single bound. helmutlang.com
Jonathan Adler vase
The Bel Air Mini Scoop Vase comes in a variety of sunny colours and dresses up your deck with its glamorous Lucite base that holds blooms from your garden. Available at NeimanMarcus.com, you’ll want one in every colour.
Kate Spade fedora
A trip to the beach (or anywhere sunny) just wouldn’t be the same without our favourite hat to shield us from the sun. This one from Kate Spade tops our list of summer essentials.
So there you have it. Summer favourites to look and feel stunning in the sun. What are YOUR must-haves?
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