Though the weather in Ottawa has been proving to be quite the trickster, I have put together a list of few essentials to boost our optimism for the highly anticipated Summer season, by giving us a head start on shopping for summertime!

  • Dresses: You can never go wrong with this number! For that reason, it’s at the top of the list. From the nice, loose ones to the fitted ones, wearing a dress (or even a skirt) is the best way to enjoy the amazing summer breeze.
  • Tops: Off-the-shoulder, open shoulder and crop tops seem to be big this summer. There are several styles, patterns, and colours available now, so find the one(s) that best suits your style and be sure to add them to your summer wardrobe.
  • Swimsuits: From one-piece, to bikinis and tankinis, swimsuits are must-haves for summer! If you’ve got it, flaunt it, right?
  • Footwear: To give your feet some break (and air) from the boots, from winter to rain boots, we’ve had to wear for months, sandals, slides and flip flops will be the best way to go. Not only will be get some air, you will be guaranteed comfort while looking stylish. Also, sneakers and slip-ons can be added to the list.
  • Accessories:
    • Straw hats
  • Sunglasses


*All images from Forever 21, H&M, Little Burgundy, Mango, Urban Outfitters, and Zara.

Happy Shopping!