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Give your wardrobe — and maybe even your mood — a boost by donning a few pop-of-colour pieces this spring. See you later, dull winter hues. From puff-sleeved pink blouses to a fabulous floral frock, here are 10 fashion and beauty finds to help amp up your wardrobe this season with some color.
the find: Little Moon Fredo Poplin Blouse
Why we love it: Perfect for pairing with jeans, wide-leg trousers, or even a pair of cutoff shorts, this button-up blouse from Vancouver-headquartered Aritzia will add color and a touch of drama to your spring style. Crafted from a crisp, cotton poplin material, the sweet style features perfectly puffed sleeves to ensure it’s not your everyday blouse.
$110 | Aritzia, artizia.com
the find: Hunter Travel Sneakers
Why we love it: From the British brand Hunter — yes, the one known for its wet-weather appropriate boots — these lightweight sneakers feature eco-conscious elements such as a 100-per-cent recycled nylon and mesh upper, a recycled EVA midsole, and an Ortholite insole for comfort and flexibility. Signaling the brand’s first foray into sneakers, the colorful design is part of the brand’s Spring-Summer 23 Travel Collection.
$150 | Hunterboots. com
the find: Fendi Peekaboo ISeeU Petite
Why we love it: An investment accessory in an alluring shade of smooth green leather, this made-in-Italy handbag features functional elements such as two compartments for easy organization plus a removable cross-body strap. The perfectly compact, structured style honors the iconic Fendi Peekaboo design, which was originally released by the brand in 2008.
$5,300 | Fendi, fendi.com
the find: Annabelle Biggie Bronzer
Why we love it: Add a pop of color to your cheeks with this bronzer from the Canadian brand Annabelle. The multi-purpose pressed powder features coconut oil and aloe to help it smooth onto the skin while a blend of shades within the oversized compact offers a bronzer, blush and shimmer, all in one.
$13.95 | Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart. ca
the find: H&M Flower-shaped Earrings
Why we love it: Whether you’re wearing a minimal look like jeans and a t-shirt, or are opting for an ensemble that’s more maximalist with print and colour, these blossoming earrings are sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your spring’ fit. Plus, the dangling, tri-colour design boasts a touch of sparkle thanks to the green crystal accents at each center.
$17.99 | H&M, hm.com
the find: Reebok Running Essentials High-Impact Bra
Why we love it: The bold, bright color movement makes its way into your workout wear with this sports bra design. The high-support style features a racerback fit and wide band for extra comfort and support, while the “Speedwick” fabric and mesh inserts allow for an overall cooling and moisture-wicking effect.
$50 | Reebok. ca
the find: Banana Republic Isa Cotton-Silk Dress
Why we love it: Poised to be a workhorse in your spring and summer wardrobe, this pretty printed dress can shift seamlessly from day dates to weekend weddings. The empire-waist, midi-length design, which is available in sizes 0-20, is crafted from a soft silk-cotton blend material that gives it an airy feel while still boasting a soft, silhouette-grazing structure.
$250 | bananarepublic, bananarepublic. gapcanada.ca
the find: Dynamite Izabel Satin Straight-Leg Cargo Pants
Why we love it: If you add one pant style to your spring-summer closet, let it be a cargo-pant design. This option from the Canadian brand Dynamite elevates the utilitarian, multi-pocket style with a jewel-toned satin material. The high-shine, straight-leg design can be dressed up or down and worn day or night.
$69.95 | Dynamite, dynamiteclothing. com
the find: Chanel Noir Allure in 17-Rouge Grenade
Why we love it: Sure, basic black is a mainstay mascara. Kick up your lash look this spring season with a boldly tinted option like this eye-catching red from the French brand Chanel. The all-in-one formula promises to add volume, length and curl while lash-loving ingredients such as provitamin B5 help to nourish and protect.
$55 | chanel, chanel.com
the find: Mango Gingham Blazer
Why we love it: Business attire gets a boost thanks to this gingham-printed blazer. The 100 per-cent cotton design features a slightly oversized fit for a perfectly relaxed look. It’s the perfect piece to add a pop when worn over a denim dress, trousers, a skirt — pretty much any go-to assemblage of outfit basics that you’ve already stepped into on repeat.
$199.99 | mango, shop.mango.com
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