Summer weekends are the best. It always feels good to switch gears and relax come Friday afternoon. Choosing what to wear can really set the mood and pulling together perfect wearable outfits really can be liberating and allow time for more weekend fun. Who wants to waste time deliberating over what to wear. Fortunately, a lot of athletic-leisure styles are on-trend right now and are comfortable and fun. This style includes tee-shirts, track-style pants, sneakers, cargo pants, and casual shoes and sandals.
Don’t be afraid to try something new. You never know if something will work until you try it. Dressing comfortably in clothes that fit properly can really feel good and be a real confidence booster. Here are some ideas on what to choose and how to pull together weekend looks to wear all summer.
Style Notes: Nothing says summer like the colour white. It’s fresh and pairs with every other colour. We love how effortless it is to add a few new pieces to an existing wardrobe.
Style Notes: Animal print is happening right now, and can be styled in a bold or subtle way.
Style Notes: This summer, it's all about linen. It’s a perfect choice for and yes, wrinkles are part of the charm.
Style Notes: Shorts are such a wearable item and can be styled in so many ways. It’s just a matter of finding the most flattering length.
Style Notes: Easy to wear dresses are perfect for brunch. Go for a solid colour or pattern to brighten the day. Add a scarf or statement necklace to take the day look to an evening out.
Style Notes: Footwear is such an important decision. You’ll never regret comfortable footwear. Whether you stay with a classic style, or go bold, try to find something you can wear with at least 3 outfits.
Style Notes: Don’t forget, accessories will complete the outfit and give the perfect weekend vibe.
One of our favourite summer drinks is pink gin. The taste, when mixed with tonic water, is of fresh raspberry, strawberry, juniper, rose petal and a touch of pink grapefruit. Add ice and you’re ready to be-GIN the weekend. Cheers!
“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous but it is how people dress on their days off that are the most intriguing.” - Alexander Wang
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In 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed and tragically killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200. The incident left people all over the world questioning who makes the clothes we wear and in what kind of conditions?
Consumers have become increasingly conscious about their purchases and have begun to object to the mistreatment of people. There is also concern for the environment and the health of the planet. Slow fashion brands are emerging and are dedicated to ethical and sustainable practices.
At Ginger Laurier we research so we can know the ethical and environmental impact fashion has on our world. Issues such as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, and animal welfare matter to us and we always try to carry designs that adhere to this.
Take for example our Brave Leather collection of belts and handbags. This fine leather has been ethically designed and manufactured in Canada for over 25 years. Brave Leather handcrafts leather goods and accessories in its own factory in Toronto. They hire local artisans and craftspeople and pay them a fair, living wage. Brave Leather’s original designs are beautifully made.
In our next blog we will discuss the wonderful world of Birkenstock footwear and take a look at the trend as consumers start to move toward slow fashion.