There are a lot of great reasons to shop local Canadian designers, including the fact that we’ve got some incredibly talented homegrown creators. Style expert Mana Mansour shares her favourite Canadian brands to shop to bring life back into your summer wardrobe. Scroll on to shop and support local brands and designers.
This two-piece linen set is from Montreal designer Eliza Faulkner and features a beautifully feminine silhouette. The crop top is elasticized and adjustable in all the right places, so if you are bigger chested you can adjust it where you like. The A-line skirt is high-waisted so it only shows a sliver of skin and is perfect to show off your curves. Bring luxury to the outfit with your accessories like these earrings from ORA-C, an independent jewelry brand handmade by Vietnamese-Canadian Caroline Pham in her Montreal studio. We love this raffia bag from Poppy and Peonies for its classic hobo shape and can fit so many things. To round out this look, throw on a pair of wedges like these ones from L’Intervalle, which are both trendy and comfortable.
SHOP: Sunshine Linen Berkley Skirt; $180 at Eliza Faulkner | Sunshine Linen Poet Top; $180 at Eliza Faulkner | Adore Mustard Leather; $129.99 at L’intervalle | Reign Bow Earrings with Carnelian; $300 at Ora-C Jewelry
Looking for a resort look? This bikini is from Selfish Swimwear, which uses mainly recycled fibre fabric. The crochet cover-up is from Toronto’s Hilary MacMillan from her newly launched swimwear line and is made to keep you cool all summer long. When you head to the beach, all you really need is your lip gloss and keys, so the micro mini bag is the ultimate accessory for this vacation look. The mini bags from Madeline Beaulieu in Montreal are assembled with custom hardware and made with genuine Italian leather. Add sparkle with your accessories like these earrings and rings from Biko.
SHOP: Crochet Pool Dress; $165 at Hilary MacMillan | Ana Mid-High Waist Bikini Bottom; $80 at Selfish Swimwear | Manilla Strapless Bikini Top; $90 at Selfish Swimwear | The Coastal Straw Hat; $34 at Poppy & Peonies | PICO ALTO Black; $280 at Partoem
Look chic for the office and beyond with this look. The short suit set and lace cami is from Ellie Mae, a Toronto luxury brand becoming a favourite among Toronto fashion influencers. Pastel colours are still going strong and this retro-inspired plaid print is the fun print we all need this summer. Add a touch of femineity with pearl earrings from Biko and bring your personality in with a pastel shoe like these ones from L’intervalle.
SHOP: Meghan Shorts; $169 at Ellie Mae | Mariana Blazer; $379 at Ellie Mae | Margot Cami; $189 at Ellie Mae | Bag; available in-store at L’intervalle | Heels; available in-store at L’intervalle