Thursday, April 21, 2016

Summer Fashion Finds 2016

Tomorrow in the early morning, I'm jumping on a plane and flying off to warmer temperatures in the British Virgin Islands.

As I'll be living on a sailboat for a week, I need to be economical with my packing. My usual packing tips need to be condensed... I can only pack a small carry on.

One of the benefits of preparing for this trip has been the opportunity to get a jump start on my summer shopping! Usually I would put this off until the end of May but this year I was at it in early April so I would be ready for this trip.

With a focus on bringing pieces that would mix and match well, I went out and dove into this year's summer retail trends.

Fortunately, one of my favourite Canadian retailers just opened a store near my house! 

Simons is a store I first encountered at 12 in Quebec City. I always make a point of stopping in when I'm in Quebec. They've recently opened a store around the corner and I am thrilled.

Essentially, I would describe it as if H&M also had DVF wrap dresses. You can find great (and inexpensive) pieces, as well as gorgeous designer goodies to round out your wardrobe. It's awesome. (PS: This plug is free! I just love the store)

Below are some of the pieces I picked up for my trip and the coming summer.

Hat  |  Cami  |  Shorts

First off, a fabulous hat to keep the sun off my face! A cute pair of army green shorts and a coral flowing tank to make it POP!

Starting to notice a trend yet? Coral makes a return here with this scarf (which on my trip is also a sarong and possibly a dress). Add in another white flowing tank and these cozy floral patterned shorts. 

I felt this trip was the PERFECT opportunity to get a funky patterned pair of shorts to wear, and I love these.

Patterns and Coral are back! This onesie is perfect for throwing on over a bathingsuit, and the criss cross tie on the back gives it a bit of intrigue. Paired with the coral scarf again (either to turn this outfit into top & skirt or worn as a scarf) will take me from beach to beachside restaurant in a flash!

Corals, patterns and flowing fabrics! I can't wait for summer fashion every day at home as well as abroad!

What are you most looking forward to this summer? Any fashion trends you want to try this year?

Also! Please follow me on my Instagram account! It's going to be a great week of wanderlust photos!