6 things you need to have this summer

Hot accessories to see you through a full season of beaches, boats, and bocce

Hot accessories to see you through a full season of beaches, boats, and bocce

1. LLOYD linen tee

hottake1Linen says, “I report to no one”; ditto T-shirts, in the right context. The made-in-Vancouver LLOYD clothing’s unisex linen tee, in black or white, combines the two in style ($100). 

2. Paul & Joe lipstick refills

lipsticksThese Paul & Joe lipstick refills, made using a Japanese candy-making technique called Kintaro-ame, include an outer column made with cocoa butter and lavender oil. A cat-shaped interior column, meanwhile, showcases new, limited-edition summer pigments like Catamaran, Smooth Sailing, and Ahoy ($20). 

3. Nettle’s Tale swimwear

bikini-hottakeSwimsuits can be scary, but local shop Nettle’s Tale swimwear takes the sting out of it with Britney, a versatile and flattering suit with a reversible top that can be worn six different ways ($139). 

4. Native’s Verona shoe

veronaAre unisex shoes a thing? Native thinks so. Their waterproof Verona shoes in Pigeon Grey and floral-print Arizona pattern are environmentally friendly and odour-resistant—values shared by both genders (we hope)($79.99). 

5. Aritzia’s straw fedora

artiziafedoraWhether you’re a dame or a dork, straw hats have the power to create a look. Aritzia gets it right with this hand-woven Talula straw fedora that’s both packable and crushable, making itthe perfect sunny getaway necessity ($28). 

6. The Splurge: St John’s dress

stjohnsOwning a yacht is expensive. Looking like you do is more accessible, which makes St. John’s perfectly shipshape, soft bouclé striped knit shift dress something of a bargain (at least that’s what you can tell yourself—and your credit card balance) ($597).