6 things you need to have this summer

Hot accessories to see you through a full season of beaches, boats, and bocce

August 5, 2016

By Amanda Ross

1. LLOYD linen tee

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Linen says, “I report to no one”; ditto T-shirts, in the right context. The made-in-Vancouver LLOYD clothing’s unisex linen tee, in black or white, combines the two in style ($100).

 

2. Paul & Joe lipstick refills

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These Paul & Joe lipstick refills, made using a Japanese candy-making technique called Kintaro-ame, include an outer column made with cocoa butter and lavender oil. A cat-shaped interior column, meanwhile, showcases new, limited-edition summer pigments like Catamaran, Smooth Sailing, and Ahoy ($20).

 

3. Nettle’s Tale swimwear

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Swimsuits can be scary, but local shop Nettle’s Tale swimwear takes the sting out of it with Britney, a versatile and flattering suit with a reversible top that can be worn six different ways ($139).

 

4. Native’s Verona shoe

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Are unisex shoes a thing? Native thinks so. Their waterproof Verona shoes in Pigeon Grey and floral-print Arizona pattern are environmentally friendly and odour-resistant—values shared by both genders (we hope)($79.99).

 

5. Aritzia’s straw fedora

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Whether you’re a dame or a dork, straw hats have the power to create a look. Aritzia gets it right with this hand-woven Talula straw fedora that’s both packable and crushable, making it
the perfect sunny getaway necessity ($28).

 

6. The Splurge: St John’s dress

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Owning a yacht is expensive. Looking like you do is more accessible, which makes St. John’s perfectly shipshape, soft bouclé striped knit shift dress something of a bargain (at least that’s what you can tell yourself—and your credit card balance) ($597).

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