Just because this summer might look a little different than most of us imagined (okay, a lot different) doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself and give your look a simple, stylish refresh with just a few key staples.
CHECK YOUR HAIR
Desperate times may have seen you reaching for the kitchen scissors or boxed dye—it happens. But summer weather combined with chemical processing and heat styling your hair can leave it in less than ideal condition. Invest in a quality hair mask that can help deep condition your hair and scalp and look for hydrating shampoos and conditioners, available at Sephora.
Need your hair up and out of your face? Swap your hair elastic for a silk scarf or scrunchie from Sephora. These accessories can make a great fashion statement and reduce breakage in your hair. Took it too far in quarantine? There’s no shame in getting some professional help with your hair at Essentials Hair Design. Not only can a pro stylist fix any self-inflicted faux pas, but they can also make product recommendations and ensure you get a fabulous and flattering look.
GET A NEW BLACK DRESS
Summer is a great time to pick up a new dress—especially if you’re lucky enough to snag it on sale. Summer sundresses can be bright and colourful but might we suggest updating your little black dress from Dynamite? A classic for a reason, the LBD never goes out of style. Freshen up this piece by trying a new neckline or hem or opt for a romper or jumpsuit instead. Dress up your LBD with a piece of statement jewellery or go casual with a crisp white pair of tennis shoes for an effortlessly cool and casual vibe.
DON’T FORGET THE KIDS
Take a look through your kids’ clothes before the summer is over and invest in some new basics from Justice like classic tees, denim, and of course, shoes before the pressure is on for a new fall wardrobe. If you’re really feeling family time as of late, you can even rock some matching family tees from The Children’s Place—a cute look for family photos or annual staycations.
DON’T NEGLECT THE HOUSE
You don’t need to think big to give your home a seasonal splash of colour or update. Thanks to Winners, creating a stylish space (especially one we’re all spending so much time in lately) is important. Bring the outdoors inside with a ceramic planter or new glass vase. Take your favourite pics off your Instagram highlights and frame them. Update your throw pillows with some from Hudson’s Bay to make a cozy Netflix and nap spot. Make home the place you want to be—even in the middle of summer.
Wear your sunscreen, stay hydrated, treat yourself, and enjoy the summer—even if it’s right in your own backyard.