Although summer began relatively late this year, I’m definitely feeling it now. This heatwave has encouraged me to keep my summer style minimal and classic. These are the pieces I’ve been reaching for.
1. Graphic Tee
How cool is this tee? I’m always excited to see what new designs Canadian brand Okayok will come with next. Designer Adrienne’s pieces are so unique that you really won’t see anything else like them in the market. Working out of her Toronto studio she makes each piece herself from 100% cotton. You no longer find 100% cotton in any garment! I love wearing this tee under a denim jacket, kimono or on its own. Go up a size if you want to tuck it in.
Speaking of kimono styling, that is another summer essential for me and I’m sure other hijabis would agree with me. They provide much needed coverage for your outfit to be modest but are much more lightweight then duster coats and jackets. This particular one is from Canadian designer The Kimono Store.
3. Everyday Earrings
I’ve mentioned these geometric earrings on my Instagram a few times so they’re definitely worth a spot on this list. I’d never bought anything from Canadian designer Vintage Acorn so I was extremely happen to find her jewelry doesn’t tarnish. Which is great because I can just put them and forget it about. For only $12 these were a steal! They also have a number of other cute shapes in earrings and necklaces.
4. Breathable Nail Polish
I’ve mentioned 786 Cosmetics on my Instagram and I’m going to say it here. They are not advertised as fast drying but they seriously should be! Two coats, 10 minutes and I was out the door.
What they are marketed and certified as are breathable nail polishes. I absolutely love the idea because painted nails are a summer style essential. And you can’t have that if you also want to have proper wudu for prayer. These are just two of the amazing shades they offer, check out their website for more summery colours like Jakarta. All polishes are 9 free, vegan and cruelty-free. Try them out with code 389bauble10 for 10% off!
I’ve been wearing these slides non-stop since I got them. They have been my go-to shoe because as the name suggests you just slide on and go. They’re versatile enough to pair them with smart trousers and jeans. This particular style is from Steve Madden but I just found another beautiful pair from The Lei.
Share your summer style essentials or pieces you just can’t live without in the comments 🙂
I’ve been wearing these shoes non-stop because they’re insanely comfy. They have been my go-to shoe with my recent house move but also just an easy out of the door shoe. They’re super versatile because I can pair them with dress pants and obviously any kind of jeans. Best part – they provide cushioning all around and don’t look chunky. I know, how is that even possible?! To date, these shoes are my best find from Zara but after so much wear, they’re bound to tear. So, I’m on the hunt for something similar. Post your suggestions in the comments. Also, check out how I styled these super on-trend sheer socks 3 ways!