Summer Fashion Trend Alert: Cottage Chic

May 2-4 long weekend marked the unofficial start to summer and cottaging season. While dressing for comfort is crucial for weekends up north, it is also still possible to look effortlessly chic while reveling in loungewear…

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Being comfortable and warm is essential, although, as we’ve witnessed countless times this spring, the weather can change from clear and balmy to cold and vaguely hurricane-like at the drop of a hat. A stylish pair of sweatpants is a crucial foundation to any cottage outfit, and nobody does basic knits better than James Perse. Next, a lightweight slouchy sweater is ideal for maximizing versatility within your packed outfit repertoire. Wildfox sweaters are as whimsical as they are snuggly with their tongue-in-cheek graphics.

2. Wildfox Congrats Baggy Beach Pullover, shopbop.com, $122

 

When it comes to footwear, selecting a style that can conquer various types of terrain – from sand to slick docks – is an absolute must. Sperry Top-Siders are perfect cottage attire with their traction-gripping rubber roles and iconic silhouette. Cap off your look with an ironic topper, like this Ballin Paris Snapback.

4. ALEX & CHLOE Ballin Paris Snapback Hat, bluefly.com, $48

Finally, be sure to pack up your belongings in a rustic-but-refined carryall, like a Packable Duffle by Herschel. Now all that’s left to do is enjoy that sweet Canadian sunshine and scenery!

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What are some of your fashion must-haves for the cottage? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.