Two Stand-Out Summer Styles

By Isabelle Conan-Cormier

Sick of the same old summer dresses? Having a tough time beating the heat? Here are two ideas to keep you effortlessly cool and exceptionally chic!
 
Tropical inspiration
It's summertime… and the living is easy! And nothing says hot and hazy like a tropical print. With a full palette of colours and prints to choose from, you can go wild with your entire wardrobe: tops, pants, dresses – you name it! Look for birds of paradise, palm leaves and hibiscus flowers to make an up-to-the-minute fashion statement.
Melanie Lyne, Reitmans Melanie Lyne, Reitmans
 
Culotte pants
These cropped, wide-leg pants are all the rage this summer for the ultimate in elegance and comfort, no matter how scorching hot it gets outside. They are refined enough to go with a feminine blouse and laidback enough to be paired with a simple T-shirt. A high-heeled pump will add a certain gam-lengthening je ne sais quoi, while a plimsoll will offer a touch of casual charm.
Laura, Le Château, RW&Co. Laura, Le Château, RW&Co.