Add a Pop of Colour to Your Wardrobe With These 5 Easy Pieces

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Get a jump on this summer's fashion trend with these five pieces that add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. Photo: Courtesy of Ellie Mae

Feel like adding some colour to your wardrobe? You’ll be happy to hear that the style news this summer is all about adding subtle pops of colour. And that’s especially wonderful for those of us who are colour-shy.

Pale pink, calming grey and sunshiny yellow all add a hint of hue without being intimidating. Leave it to these Pantone colours of the year to help sort your wardrobe. 

Even better, these pieces all work together to create an easy overnight summer getaway packing list. Just add these pieces to your weekender bag, along with your favourite jeans and top, and sneakers, and you’re good to go.

Bring on the stylish summer!


The Pantone Colour: Ultimate Grey


The Item: Sympli Sleeveless Dream Dress, $235

Sympli Sleeveless dream dress
Photo: Courtesy of Sympli


This toss-over-your-head-and-go dress features a softly feminine silhouette. The A-line centre seams and cowl neckline draws the eye upwards, while the draped, flowy body hides a multitude of flaws, It’s easy to wear and also features convenient pockets. And it goes from day to night with a simple accessory switch; your watch and sneakers for day give way to an armful of bangles and strappy sandals — flats or heels — for evening.


The Pantone Colour: Blush Pink


The Item: Ellie Mae Cotton Face Mask, $25

Face Mask
Photo: Courtesy of Ellie Mae


We love this mask as it reminds us of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the pretty printed masks she sports on occasion. Reusable, ultra-soft, 100 per cent cotton face masks, which are hand sewn right here in Canada using Liberty of London print fabric. Note: the adjustable cotton ear loop into the back tie for stability and comfort.


The Pantone Colour: Baby’s Breath 


The Item: MEC Roam Bucket Hat – Unisex, $29.95

Mec Bucket Hat
Photo: Courtesy of MEC


This almost all-season hat is a great way to wear white for those late spring showers, before Labour Day and right through autumn. The bucket shape is a classic, and it’s made of durable fabric to protect against sun and light rain. It also features a dark underbrim to reduce glare.


The Pantone Colour: Illuminating Yellow


The Item: Sorel Women’s Roaming Buckle Slide, $120.00

Buckle Slide Sandals
Photo: Courtesy of Sorel


A great walking sandal, this slide takes on a bold oversized buckle and all-day comfort, and it pairs well with everything from jeans to a summer dress. Don’t worry about whether it matches your outfit. Treat it like a neutral and walk on. The technology that goes into the shoe includes a full-grain leather upper with stretchy gore straps and a thick rubber sole that stands up.


The Pantone Colour: Blue Atoll


The Item: Sophie Scrunchie, $20

Ellie Mae Scrunchie
Photo: Courtesy of Ellie Mae


The scrunchie is back! And this one has a sustainable bent beyond its tropical island-inspired colour. Every Ellie Mae scrunchie is made from the excess fabric from the designer’s collection to help reduce textile waste. Handmade in Canada, the 100 per cent polyester elasticized scrunchie is designed to be extra easy on the hair, while staying perfectly in place.


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