Recently, I noticed a red and blue trend happening in my wardrobe essentials (if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram these images in my collage might look familiar)- I don’t know what it is but apparently I’m drawn to these colours this summer! I’m sure you have a few summer favourites that you’ve been rocking non-stop as well, like a pair of sunnies that you can’t leave home without, that amazing self-tanner that gives you a boost of confidence or maybe you’ve been living in a pair of denim shorts that fit you oh so well!
Here are a few essentials that I’ve been reaching for in my closet and makeup bag lately a.k.a my summer uniform:
1. Cheap Monday’s Taylor Vest
This oversized denim vest is so easy to wear, I’ve been pairing it with almost everything in my closet (if you read my previous post, you’ll know why I’m so obsessed). I can already tell that this will be one of my go-to transitional pieces once the colder months start to creep in but for now it’s perfect for the cool summer nights.
2. In the Cab-Ana by Essie
Who doesn’t love bright nails in the summer?! “In the Cab-Ana” from Essie’s SS13 Resort Collection caught my attention because I don’t have anything similar to it in my nail polish collection – it’s a very vibrant aqua blue. The formula applies very smoothly with a creamy opaque finish in just two coats.
3. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Red Square”
When it comes to makeup, I choose to accentuate one of my best features and keep the rest of my makeup minimal. I like to wear bold colours on my lips like fuchsia or an orange-red like NARS “Red Square” for a nice pop of colour. A matte orange-red lip on a sun-kissed face can instantly polish a fresh summer look.
4. Zadig & Voltaire Teddy Boots
I got these boots in Paris last year at Zadig & Voltaire on Avenue Montaigne, such a beautiful store. I love ankle boots and I like wearing them all season, and these are the perfect summer boots – they are made up of washed suede and cotton canvas. The signature skull rivet on the right foot adds a touch of badass.
5. Biko “Amara” Necklace
This “art deco meets gladiator” statement piece is the easiest way to dress up any of my casual basics. Scored this from Canadian jewelry designer, Biko at their first sample sale in Toronto last month. It goes really well with collared shirts and high necklines.
6. Ela “Chibi Lady” Bag
This is another sample sale find from another Canadian designer, Ela who had their first sample sale in Toronto last spring. I was so happy to add this bright red cutie to my bag collection, most of my bags are either black, brown or grey so this bag has been really fun to wear this summer.