By: Adria DeLaune

Welcome to June…the summer is fully upon us!  While you’re enjoying your fun in the sun, do it in resort wear that is lightweight, comfortable, fashionable and colorful!  Summer was made for color and the brighter the better!

Roots Patterson Polo

 

Dudes, we’ll start with you this time.  If you’re stuck behind a desk all day, consider switching out your standard button-up for a polo shirt.  The collar gives you a more professional look while letting your arms stay cool.  The Roots Patterson Polo is our pick for best “wear to work” option (Roots.com, $44.00).

Joe Fresh Sport Trouser

Pair it with lightweight chinos from Joe Fresh (Sport Trouser, JoeFresh.com, $39.00) and you’re ready to kick it in the office from 9 to 5.  Have a little fun on casual Friday and slip on a pair of brightly colored kicks to offset the seriousness of the rest of your outfit.  Chuck Taylor All Stars (Converse.com, $50 USD) are the way to go.

Converse All Stars

They come in a rainbow of colors so you’re sure to find something that makes you smile.

Joe Fresh Print Shorts

Once that clock strikes 5 and you’re out the door to a weekend on the beach, it’s time to let your brightest clothes out of the closet.  Shorts in bright prints (Print Short, JoeFresh.com, $49) and super soft t-shirts (Striped t-shirt, H&M Stores, $17.95) will keep you cool, in both senses of the word!

H & M T-Shirt

Ladies, summer is no time to be a wallflower!  If you’re heading to work, throw on a fun dress that will keep you in a summer state of mind.  Fever Resortwear’s Cinched Dress (Feverwear.ca, $135) is so comfortable that you’ll forget you’re at work…almost.

Feverwear Cinched Dress

 

After work and on the weekend, lose the sleeves.  Sundresses are great from sun up to sun down and work well in just about any situation.  Colorful dresses (Paisley Print Smocked Dress, PlentyofDresses.com, $31.16) will make you forget you ever said winter was your favourite season!

Paisley Print Smocked Dress

 

 

 

H & M Swimsuit

But let’s cut to the chase and talk about what summer is really all about…THE WATER!  Gals, vintage is all the rage this season, so consider a floral one-piece (Swimsuit, H&M Stores, $39.95).

Guys, you can get in on the fun too.  Try on a pair of bright plaid swim trunks (Swim shorts, H&M Stores, $29.95).

 

H & M Swim Shorts

Pull up your favourite beach chair, crack open a cold drink and resort to enjoying yourself for the summer!