1. THE NEUTRAL MAXI
Mateo dress, $358.00 at BCBG
So versatile! The neutral maxi is gorgeous when paired with wedges and a bold colourful necklace, and it looks downright cool when worn with rugged boots and a structured jacket. Hey, you could even throw on a cropped loose-fitting t-shirt overtop of this dress and it’ll do double duty as a maxi shirt.
2. THE SEVENTIES BAG
Faux leather fringe bag, $19.95 at H&M
Just imagine how cute this fringe bag would look swish-swishing on your arm as you sashay around town. Equally soft and edgy, it’s a surefire way to whip yourself into a fringe frenzy.
3. THE MIXED METAL CUFF
Brass cuff, $19.95 at Le Chateau
Channel your inner Wonder Woman by rocking a pair of matching metal cuffs. Or create a heavy metal effect by stacking your wrist with this cuff and a couple metallic bangles.
4. THE STATEMENT NECKLACE
Aurora Agate Slice Necklace, $55.00 at Moule
Nothing frames your face quite like a statement necklace. It adds interest to any old t-shirt and looks polished when peeking out from behind a structured jacket. Made of earth-toned agate slices, this one’s a real treasure.
5. THE RUGGED BOOT
ZigiGirl boot, $129.95 at Freedman Shoes
Ankle boots look great with skinny jeans and they add a little rock ‘n roll to a sheer, flowy maxi skirt. If you paired these with denim cutoffs and a seventies-inspired blouse, you’d look like you walked straight out of Coachella.
6. THE MEN'S SHORT SHORT
Welt Pocket Short, $54.00 at American Apparel
Finally! Men get to show a little leg. The shorter short looks more polished than its slouchy cousin. Worn with a polo shirt and some slip-on sneakers, it’s got a smart, retro feel. Want to go really prep-tastic? Rock these shorts with a shirt, jacket and bow tie.
7. THE MEN'S FEEL-GOOD SHOE
Burlap Tom’s, $60.00 at Intercept
Perfectly preppy when worn with shorts or chinos, burlap Tom’s look effortless (you don’t even have to lace ‘em). And you can feel good knowing that while you’re cruising in comfort, Tom’s has donated a pair to a child in need.
Kelsey Dundon, VitaminDaily.com for Park Royal
Kelsey Dundon is a fashion fiend, design lover, and self-confessed travel addict. A Vancouverite right down to her Hunter wellies, she has a serious passion for the arts and has contributed dance reviews to the Georgia Straight and is the face of The Anthology - a blog that celebrates the style side of lifestyle.