These items can be easy to incorporate into a Spring and Summer wardrobe. Some items are simple, while others sing with their bells and whistles. Prices are fairly affordable, especially on flash sale days. Browse the colour options and read the reviews.
1. House of Want Vegan Bags
This is a good structured vegan handbag option. The colours are interesting and the silhouettes are a little dressier than what is the norm for vegan handbags. Their interesting use of trim is fab. Make sure you like how the bags close because some styles are very open.
2. Old Navy Faux Suede Pointy-Toe Mule
This is a repeat style that is still going strong and costs $16 in the US. Don’t let the faux suede put you off because it’s surprisingly breathable and comfortable if mules stay on your feet. Quite forgiving in the toe box because the fabric is soft.
3. Gap Gauze Tops
These 100% cotton tops are going like hot cakes in the US, but there is a larger assortment of sizes and colours in Canada. The sleeved options are one way to cover up in sunny heat if that’s your preference. The sleeveless option looks great UNTUCKED so ignore the way they’ve styled the item in the stock photos. The gauze fabric is not see-through so no need for a camisole. It’s a roomy fit so size down if you like a less boxy cut.
4. Boden Linen Shirt
Personally, I love a boxy Modern Classic collared long-sleeved linen shirt because its an effectively breezy and covered top option to wear in high heat. Dressier than a T-shirt, but not as dressy as a blouse. I wear the item very roomy, scrunch the sleeves, and semi or fully tuck them into bottoms for a bit of structure. The way a linen shirt creases throughout the day is part of its charm, and fondly reminds me of a hot Mediterranean Summer.
I needed a couple of linen shirts after passing on a few loved and worn out ones. The Boden linen shirt was a perfect replacement. I got the first two in the collection. A bright Dutch orange, and a pattern that matches a scarf I bought earlier in the season. They are well-made, big, long, soft, and great quality. They can work well as a swimsuit cover-up too. I’ve worn the orange several times already. Size down if you want a less boxy fit.
5. French Connection Esther Lace Cotton Blouse
6. Karen Kane Items
And last, size-inclusive Karen Kane items are made in America and produced as sustainably and ethically as can be. These specific items have great reviews, or were winners on clients and forum members. You might need to size down on the tops and dresses. Some items have multiple colour options