Step into summer with fresh new accessories

By: Julia McEwen / Photography by Carlyle Routh

Photography by Carlyle Routh Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Carlyle Routh


Step into summer with fresh new accessories

By: Julia McEwen / Photography by Carlyle Routh
Updating your arsenal of accessories is an easy and cost-effective way to revive your summer uniform. By incorporating the latest summer accessory trends into your everyday looks, you can make your worn-in outfits feel new again. 

A model wears black and white block heels by Sam Edelman.
Vest, $475, T-shirt, $36, Babaton culottes, $110, Bracelet, $25, Ring, $394, Umbrella, $95, Sam Edelman shoes, $225,  

Must-Have Heel: Block Heel
Walking into warm weather has never felt this supportive. Forget subjecting your tootsies to super-skinny stilettos and sky-high platforms because, this season, designers emphasized wearability and ease. Block heels, found in wood, wild prints and Lucite, are accessible at one to three inches. 

A model wears must-have stackable rings.
Dress, $60, . Ring, $10 per set of three, . Midi ring, $40 per set of three, . Alexis Bittar three-tiered ring, $130, .

Must-Have Rings: More Is Better

Statement jewellery has its place in accessorizing, but what really adds punch is mixing and matching rings. Three or four will add an interesting element to any outfit without overpowering it. Since they spotlight your mani, make sure polish game is on point.

Model wears a pay of mirrored sunglasses by Quay Australia
Top, $110, . Quay Australia sunglasses, $55, . Alexis Bittar earring, $325, . Rings, $10 per set of three, . A God in Ruins (Double Day Canada) by Kate Atkinson, $30.      

Must-Have Sunglasses: Mirrored Lenses

Round shades continue to be the au courant shape, but if you're still not digging circular frames, don't fret! This trend doesn't lie in the shape; it's all about the finish. Mirrored lenses are sporty and complement all face shapes because they're available in many silhouettes, sizes and colours.

Shirt, $185, and earrings, $55,  Wide-legged pants, $160, . Hat, $30,  Bag, $125, . Classico 2.0 bicycle, $560, .   

Must-Have Bag: Drawstring Bucket Bag 
This cute carryall isn't just a pretty bag. Drawstring purses are aces at neatly storing your on-the-go neccessities without a chance of spillage—we're looking at you, top-handle totes! 

Model wears a pair of sandals from Aldo
Dress, $34, . Necklace, $95, . Bracelet, $664, and ring, $319, Sandals, $60,

Must-Have Sandals: Sporty Spice
Exercise an air of athleticism without setting foot in the gym. Whether you crave embellishment, a metallic finish or something a little more minimal, you'll find your ideal version of this season's definitive sandal at your price point. 

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This article was originally published in the June issue of Canadian Living. 

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Step into summer with fresh new accessories