Summer Style Essentials: The Best Fashion Accessories for the Season

June is here! Summer (almost) is coming!

With the arrival of summer, it's time to embrace the spirit of the sun-soaked days and warm nights with a fresh, stylish ensemble. Fashion accessories play a pivotal role in elevating your summer outfits, adding flair and personality to your look.

In this blog post, we'll explore the must-have fashion accessories that will complete your summer wardrobe and keep you looking chic and trendy all season long. From statement sunglasses to vibrant scarves, let's dive into the world of summer fashion and discover the essentials that will make heads turn wherever you go!

  1. Oversized Sunglasses: A staple accessory for summer, oversized sunglasses not only protect your eyes from the sun but also exude an air of sophistication. Choose a pair with trendy frames like cat-eye, round, or square shapes to add a touch of glamour to your summer outfits. Don't be afraid to go for bold colors or unique patterns to make a statement.

  2. Straw Hats: Keep cool and shield yourself from the sun's rays with a stylish straw hat. Whether it's a classic wide-brimmed floppy hat, a trendy boater hat, or a chic fedora, straw hats add an instant dose of summer vibes to any look. Opt for a neutral tone or experiment with colorful ribbons and embellishments to match your personal style.

  3. Statement Earrings: Upgrade your summer outfits with eye-catching statement earrings. Choose oversized hoops, tassel earrings, or geometric shapes to add a playful and vibrant touch to your ensemble. These accessories effortlessly elevate even the simplest of outfits, making them perfect for daytime adventures or evening soirées.

  4. Vibrant Scarves: Lightweight and versatile, scarves are a must-have accessory for summer. Tie a colorful scarf around your neck, wear it as a headband, or even as a sarong at the beach. Opt for vibrant prints, floral patterns, or tropical motifs to embrace the essence of the season and add a pop of color to your outfits.

  5. Straw Bags: Complete your summer look with a fashionable straw bag. From beach totes to crossbody bags and basket clutches, straw bags are both stylish and practical. They effortlessly complement any outfit, whether you're strolling along the boardwalk or enjoying a picnic in the park. Look for unique designs and embellishments to showcase your individuality.

  6. Espadrilles: When it comes to summer footwear, espadrilles are a classic choice. These comfortable and stylish shoes feature woven soles and canvas uppers, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance. Opt for neutral tones or experiment with vibrant colors and patterns to match your summer wardrobe. Whether flats, wedges, or sandals, espadrilles add a touch of effortless chic to any ensemble.

  7. Layered Necklaces: Create a boho-inspired summer look with layered necklaces. Mix and match different lengths and styles, combining delicate chains with statement pendants or charms. Layered necklaces instantly elevate your neckline, adding a touch of femininity and a hint of intrigue to your outfits.

Summer fashion is all about embracing lightness, vibrancy, and a carefree spirit. With these essential fashion accessories, you'll elevate your summer style and make a statement wherever you go. Whether it's oversized sunglasses, straw hats, statement earrings, vibrant scarves, straw bags, espadrilles, or layered necklaces, these accessories will add the perfect finishing touches to your summer ensembles. So, get ready to step out in style and make the most of the sun-soaked season ahead!

Stay fashionable and enjoy the summer vibes!

Nostalgic Throwback: Fashion Trends in Summer 2000

Do you remember Summer 2000? Are you even old enough to remember that time period? Well, if you are... Good news, it is now retro!

As we delve into the world of fashion, it's fascinating to take a trip down memory lane and explore the trends that shaped the summer of 2000. The turn of the millennium brought with it a distinct sense of excitement, reflected in the fashion choices of the time.

In this blog post, we'll journey back to the year 2000 and revisit the iconic fashion trends that defined that vibrant summer. So, put on your rose-tinted glasses and join us on this nostalgic sartorial adventure!

  1. Denim Everything: Summer 2000 was all about denim, and it dominated the fashion scene in various forms. From denim jackets to jeans, skirts, and even dresses, this versatile fabric was a staple in everyone's wardrobe. Distressed and ripped denim gained popularity, reflecting the rebellious spirit of the era.

  2. Cargo Pants and Skirts: Cargo pants and skirts were all the rage in the summer of 2000. These utilitarian-inspired pieces featuring multiple pockets were not only functional but also exuded a cool and laid-back vibe. Paired with tank tops or crop tops, cargo bottoms added a touch of edginess to any outfit.

  3. Slip Dresses: The 2000s saw a resurgence of slip dresses, made famous by style icons like Kate Moss and Jennifer Aniston. These slinky, spaghetti-strap dresses in satin or silk fabrics were often worn with delicate cardigans or layered over plain white tees for a casual yet chic look.

  4. Baby Tees and Tube Tops: Crop tops took center stage in the summer of 2000, with baby tees and tube tops reigning supreme. These form-fitting tops were often adorned with playful graphics or logos, and they paired perfectly with low-rise jeans or skirts, showing off just the right amount of midriff.

  5. Sporty Chic: Athleisure had its moment in 2000, with sporty-inspired fashion gaining popularity. Tracksuits, zip-up hoodies, and athletic shorts were embraced as stylish casualwear. Brands like Adidas and Puma were at the forefront of this trend, with their logo-emblazoned apparel becoming must-haves for the fashion-conscious.

  6. Platform Shoes: The '90s influence carried over into 2000, with platform shoes making a strong comeback. Chunky platform sandals and sneakers were all the rage, providing both height and a bold statement to any ensemble. From strappy sandals to platform sneakers, these shoes added an instant boost of style.

  7. Hair Accessories Galore: Summer 2000 was not just about clothing trends; hair accessories also played a significant role in defining one's fashion-forward look. Butterfly clips, colorful hair scrunchies, and headbands adorned with beads or flowers were popular choices, adding a whimsical touch to hairstyles.

  8. Futuristic Sunglasses: Eyewear in the summer of 2000 took a futuristic turn. Sleek, wraparound sunglasses with mirrored or colored lenses were the epitome of cool. The bolder and more unconventional the shape and design, the better.


The fashion trends of summer 2000 embodied a sense of carefree fun and a unique blend of nostalgia and innovation. Denim in all its forms, cargo bottoms, slip dresses, crop tops, sporty chic attire, platform shoes, playful hair accessories, and futuristic sunglasses defined the fashion landscape of that vibrant season. As we reminisce about these trends, let's celebrate the spirit of self-expression and experimentation that continues to shape the ever-evolving world of fashion.

The Secret to Loving Exercise

Want to hear a fun exercise tip?

Don't exercise, pick a sport you find interesting instead.

Same thing goes if you're dieting.

Don't eat vegetables that you know you hate. You eat the vegetables that you know you love because it is easier to stay motivated in your diet by eating things that you love.

So for example let's say that you want to exercise and lose weight, but you hate going to the gym, jogging, hiking, etc. Well, there is a solution: Find a sport that you find personally interesting (eg. Archery) and then learn how to do that sport (possibly by getting Archery Lessons).

This way you are still exercising, but you are doing a sport that you find enjoyable. With luck you will then fall in love with that sport and do it regularly. 

What to do if you later decide that this particular sport isn't for you? Try a different sport! Keep doing it until you find a sport that you love.

The next thing you will know you will love exercising, because for you exercising = a sport that you love.

Same thing goes with your diet. Try new foods that are healthy for you! Keep trying new foods until you find healthy foods that you love to eat.

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Gowns for Summer Season!

When elegance and style intertwine in the hands of a visionary designer, they give rise to a garment of unparalleled allure and sensuality—the exquisite gowns.

These ethereal creations are meant to grace every occasion, embracing diverse body structures with their enchanting embrace.

As summer unfurls its radiant warmth, the trend pendulum swings from minis to micros, from hot pants to bikinis, reaching its zenith. Yet, amidst your plans for a sun-soaked beach holiday in Miami, a whisper beckons you to keep something graceful in your closet—an elegant treasure for those cherished summer evenings with that special someone. And behold, a gown appears, poised to weave magic, rendering your evening both romantic and comfortable, without stifling your spirit.

Allow me to present a selection of designs that blend comfort and effortless grace in perfect harmony.

For those blessed with a figure to evoke envy and a spirit that radiates boldness and romance, this particular gown is a masterpiece destined to accentuate your curves and captivate every gaze. Crafted from diaphanous sheer fabric and adorned with satin's elegant ebony lines, it bestows upon your silhouette a chic allure, adorned with just the right measure of understated charm.

The second gown is tailored for elegant souls, emancipated and free-spirited. It embodies the essence of pristine beauty, imparting a delicate touch to your visage. Woven from ethereal chiffon, it cascades in gentle folds, a symphony of grace in motion. The subtle addition of fur elevates its allure, breathing life into the overall aesthetic.

Lastly, my final creation pays homage to the season by reflecting the vibrant hues of dawn and dusk, embodying the true spirit of summer. Like a canvas kissed by the sun's warm caress, it thrives on sun-kissed skin, bestowing upon its wearer a radiant glow, a divinity that transcends mere fashion.

Dear ladies, seize the reins of this summer, adorned in these exquisite gowns, and let the world bear witness to the fashionista within you.

Take care and may your style shine eternal!

Spring Cycling Fashion in Toronto

Guest Post by C.M.

Bicycles are the latest fashion accessory to go mainstream... the weird thing its not normally what people think of when they think "fashion accessory"... although obviously Paris Hilton seems to think chihuahuas make good fashion accessories.

So ignore the bracelets, the faux scarves, the Fendi bags... watch out when you walk into Club Monaco or any other high end fashion store for women and the biggest accessory in the room is a shiny European-style cruiser bicycle with a price tag of $599 or more.

Blame the explosion of bicycle culture in the mainstream of urban centres around the world, but I am personally going to blame traffic gridlock and Ontario's graduated licenses program (which didn't even put a dent into teenager driver accident fatalities) for making it so much more difficult for young people to get a driver's license.

Whatever the cause, the point is bicycles are now considered kewl and the must-have item for fashionistas who are increasingly environmentally friendly, love yoga, have experimented (and possibly failed) with veganism and seem to have forgotten their boots are made of leather, and so is the nice bicycle seat their sitting on.

Online cycling culture and style has been promoted heavily. There is which has a cycling chic section with photos from Milan and Paris, but the absolute favourite is, which should be enough to make any red blooded Canadian man drool due to the veritable harem of attractive young women on bicycles on that website.

And when you're thinking fashion, don't think spandex. Yuck. Think jeans, skirts, short shorts and an array of clothing that compliments the female body instead of just clinging tightly to it. (I for one believe cyclists who wear spandex are morons with no fashion sense and wannabe racers.)

In Toronto cycling fashion has reached a point where I sometimes stop my bike and just watch the other cyclists go by just so I can admire the females and their bicycles whizzing by. I can appreciate looking at both.

If you're interested in cycling chic in Toronto you can also check, which illustrates you can pretty much wear whatever you want when cycling... and that spandex wearers are a bunch of socially inept rejects.

Footwear and choice of skirt matters little either. You will frequently see young women wearing miniskirts and platforms (or even barefoot) while cycling.

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