One of the few times anyone will ever see us without our face and hair done is at the cottage. Heading up north is our special time to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax.
However, as the popular saying goes, “You can take the woman out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the woman.” We’d never sacrifice style when heading to the great outdoors. To make sure you maintain your fashion A-game wherever you head "up north", are ten stylish cottage pieces to wear:
When zipping from the office straight to the cottage we need a bag that can hold our everyday essentials, plus a few additional pieces. We love Nella Bella’s spacious Mizar in taupe; it’s made from 100 percent vegan materials and has a removable strap so you can go hands free. The days can be hot but the nights can be cool, we never go north without packing Roots’ Cabin Sock in our bag, a must-have cottage essential.
Comfy grey sweats are the first pieces of clothing we reach for when packing for the cottage. This Canada t-shirt from Hudson’s Bay’s Olympic Collection shows-off our national pride, while this Tibi sweatshirt, with its distressed stripe sleeves, brings street chic to the country.
At the cottage you won’t find us with tight pants on é la J.Lo and Jimmy Fallon – it’s stretch pants and ripped jeans for us! These Joe Fresh leggings come in black and, our favourite, classic grey and are made out of a jersey, cotton and spandex for a great fit and comfort. However, if you’re down for denim then Citizens of Humanity’s Rocket Indie jeans are calling your name with its vintage vibe and distressed look.
For Your Feet
We know wearing flip-flops is a cottage staple but opt for some – ahem – more stylish footwear for your feet. Montreal-based brand La Canadienne’s Banks boot has a rugged chic look and is waterproof. For that long drive or leisurely jog down a dirt road New Balance’s 792 incorporates style and performance into one shoe, thanks to its rubber sole and lightweight composition.
A fashion lover’s motto should be “Always be prepared” and when you run into those cool moments in the Great White North slip on Talula’s Edo jean jacket. And if it rains nothing will protect you better than Mackage’s Gypsy Raincoat with hoodie.