Procrastination happens to the best of us. As we move into summer, some of us may still be in winter mode and wondered where spring went, not to mention Mother’s Day is just around the corner as you get an invite to a Mother’s day event. Feel the stress bar go up? May 14th is the day for those of you who are just catching up. Note to self, you are cool, calm and perfect!Here is a quick, easy and stylish look to pull off, effortlessly sexy, sophisticated and fun for the event or any event for this summer, and additionally these items will make wonderful gifts.
BACK TO BASICS
This summer, simple is sexy. Shirt dresses, jumpsuits / playsuits, tank dresses or your go to maxi dress are extremely comfortable options and a breeze to layer up. If you are feeling self conscience about your arms, shirt dresses are enticing. Got winter legs? Comfy jumpsuits would be your hero. Want to turn some heads because you still “got it”? Say yes to the playsuit or romper.OUR PICKS (below): Silence + Noise Jackson Button-Front Gauzy Halter Jumpsuit, UrbanOutfitters ($79);Lancaster Dress, Community ($110);
BE FASHIONABLY LATE?
It’s not cool to keep your friends waiting. Remember to slip on a sleek and legible time piece. Gone are the days when watches were too fancy and superseded practicality. You can still look stylish and tell the time. Wood watches should be a staple accessory. Uniquely designed is the ladies wood watch from LEAFWOOD. Designed for the woman of effortless sophistication. THE VIRAGO woman is feminine, playful and infinitely ambitious. Our pick: TheVirago, LeafWood ($125)
When Mr. Golden Sun comes out to play protect yourself from its harmful rays with this years stylish shades, and hats inspired by the free spirited 70's and our feline friends. For a splash of colour and adding that "oomph" of sophistication, add the classic scarf to your outfit. They are versatile and playful. Our picks: Field Hat, Brixton ($68); Cool Cat Wire Frame Sunnies, Free People ($20); Auto Silk Scarf, Muleties ($44)
KICKING IT UP A KNOTCH
Simple and sexy still plays it’s part on your feet, so go ahead and slip into you favourite flip-flops or sneakers. What colour? NUDE. The Au Natural, beige, brown, nude, mauve, blanc colours are simple and allow your outfit to stand out without being drowned by your bottom half.
HOLD ON TIGHT
The last piece to your ensemble is your hand bag to carry gifts, and your belongings. Bring along your favourite weekender bag or tote for ample packing room. If you prefer something more discreet and causal, the mini backpack is a great option. Our picks: Duck Bag, BAGGU ($30); Vignelli Backpack, Matt & Nat ($160); Climb Tote Bag, Epperson Mountaineering ($80)
A perfect gift for the mother-to-be or for your own little bundle of joy is something to wrap "love" around. Muslin blankets are still one of the most popular blankets used by moms because of how light, breathable, soft and temperature adjustable they are. Our pick: Muslin Blanket, BabyBeBaby ($34)
We can feel you’re breathing heavily. Not from stress but excitement to get ready for your debut. We are too.
Happy Mother’s Day!