Sunday, July 1, 2012

Oh Canada: Celebrating the true, north and strong free in style!

Free health care, hospitality and chilly winters are just a few of the things that Canada is known for. But what about our style? We have the Canadian tuxedo (denim on denim), lumberjack shirts and it's hard to catch any Canadian fashionista accessorized without a lovely scarf! Although these items are a few Canadian style staples, with big names like Joe Mimran, Brad Goreski and DSquared taking the fashion world by storm, it looks like our nation's fashion sense is evolving in the most stylish way. 

Whether you are heading to the beach, watching fireworks or chillin' at the family barbeque, why not show your country some love by wearing our national colours: red and white. Not sure how to put this classic colours together? Well take a peek below for some inspiration on how to wave your fashionista on good ole' Canada Day! 

1) Casual Beach Day

If you plan on celebrating the big day on the nice sandy beach, nothing is better than a pair of summer shorts and a touch of crochet. A crochet top like the one above, works as a chic cover up for your bikini top while the holes still allow your skin to breathe. A straw fedora and beach bag is a sure fire way to blend function and fashion. The hat protects your gorgeous face from the harmful rays of the sun and the bag is the perfect size for storing your beach day essentials: SPF, a towel and some water. You can also add an extra touch of patriotism with a red, hot bikini! 

2) Fun Evening Out or Barbeque

Heading to the pub or a fancy at home barbeque? Why not up the glam factor with a satin blouse and some lace shorts. The normally casual tank top and shorts look has taken an injection of style in this outfit! Wearing lightweight fabrics such as silk, satin and cotton are fabulous ways to take a typically casual look from so-so to so stylish! Gold accessories are also a perfect addition to a red and white look that enhances the Canadiana colours.

3) Date Night 

Watching the fireworks on the beach or attending a formal affair to ring in Canada's national day? Try throwing on a LRD (translation Little Red Dress). Not only is it one of Canada's national colours but it is also a power colour that represents passion and love. So what better to represent your true patriot love for your nation while you are celebrating on a romantic date? A dress that comes just above the knee is not only perfect for the summer but shows just the right amount of leg for a date night that is sure to leave that special somebody with a glowing heart.  

There you have it! Three simple ways to show off your style the dutiful way. What do you think is the perfect Canada Day outfit? Let me know in the comments below! 

P.S. If you are interested in doing some shopping this long weekend, check out A contemporary and stylishly curated Canadian online lifestyle boutique, which describes itself as "the perfect marriage of magazine and merchandise". This long weekend they are offering up to 30% off on their merchandise so check, check, check it out and shop away! And don't forget to let me know what you get, I'd love to hear about your fabulous fashion finds.


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