Outfit Details: Shirt is from Joe Fresh. It is originally had long sleeves but I cut the sleeves off (similar), Shorts are H&M (similar), Hat is from Le Chateau (similar), Sunglasses are from ALDO (similar), Shoes are Birkenstocks (same) and the Back Pack is from ALDO (similar).
Sometimes I forget how beautiful the city of Toronto really is. With daily responsibilities, stresses and hectic lives, it is easy to get caught up in a regular routine instead of taking the time to see the beauty that surrounds you. This summer I decided that I was not going to go on vacation and instead would have a staycation to enjoy my home and native city. This past weekend my friend had suggested that we go to the beach. Normally when I go to the beach I go to the Beaches in Toronto's east end but this time I wanted to try something different and instead decided to go to the Toronto Island beaches. Most of my experiences on the Toronto Island include going to Centreville and EDM concerts so I was looking forward to seeing the Toronto Island in a new way. Once my friend and I arrived at Ward's Island, I was mesmerized by its quaint beauty filled with small cottage-like homes, restaurants, luscious trees and, a quiet beach. As a city girl and lover of children's literature, I have an appreciation for all things picturesque so being on the lovely Ward's Island was a treat and nice departure from the Toronto Beaches.
Now on to my beach style! When my plans include basking in the sun and lying on the sand my go-to look of choice is vacation glam which consists of colourful, printed beach coverups, like the ones in this blog post but this time I wanted to try a look that was a little more laid back. Inspired by my "Canada Day Style Part One: Canadian Tuxedo" blog post I went with a denim-on-denim outfit. I loved wearing this outfit because it was easy to wear. Anytime I wanted to soak up the sun I could unbutton by blouse and when I wanted to be more covered up I could just as easily button my blouse right up! My outfit also had style cred' with the on-trend ripped denim shorts and the faded denim sleeveless blouse. Accessorizing with my outfit was easy because for a day out in the sun you must always wear a hat and some sunnies to protect your gorgeous face from the harmful rays of the sun. Khaki-coloured hats always look great with denim and a glamorous pair of gold-rimmed sunglasses are always a nice outfit addition. This pair and this pair is ultra-glam. To carry my water, snacks, towel and sunscreen, I carried my black faux leather backpack which was a stylish lifesaver because the weight of my bag was easily distributed and the faux leather material adds a chic touch.
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