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Now that the province has opened up for travel, it’s high time to hightail it out of town for the getaway we all need. But if you’re plagued with what to pack, rest easy, we’ve got you covered. After a year of subsisting in loungewear and only the comfiest of casual attire, setting foot out into the world again calls for just the right pieces to take you out of isolation with confidence and ease. And while you might not quite make it to the getaway of your dreams just yet — this summer, you can style your way to a local vacation that feels every bit as sophisticated as you look. Crisp black and whites are ultra-feminine and elegant, and give you a sophisticated edge, whether you’re at the beach, lunching on a patio, or toasting life over sunset drinks.

Chanel’s Resort 2021 Collection, available at the Chanel Boutique Vancouver, is perfect for a chic Mediterranean-themed summer getaway, or a reasonable facsimile. If you’re toting along beach essentials, pair your outfit with this large Deauville Shopping Bag.

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1-2 / Go effortlessly from beach to patio in Boboli’s Poplin Flared Dress. It’s light enough for a warm summer day and offers a pretty gathered frill detail for fancier evenings. Pair it with a classic Birkenstock sandal for a casual vibe.

Boboli, located on South Granville, also carries a fabulous selection of designer dresses in crisp whites and vibrant colours.

3 / If work is scheduled before you can play, this silk linen short-sleeve button up shirt dress with stand collar is suitable for both business and pleasure.

Priory creates beautiful garments sustainably, with consideration for comfort, quality and functionality.

4 / Accessorize in black with these Amina Muaddi Lupita Leather Mules from The Room. Crafted in Italy, the square toe and flared heel will have you reminiscing about your favourite ’90s footwear.

Available at The Room, Hudson’s Bay.

5 / If you’re going for white on white, opt for this heavenly Michelin white linen dress with fitted waistline and tiered puff sleeves. Add some subtle white jewelry, comfy strappy sandals and a fabulous straw bag to finish the look.

Find it all at Secret Location, Gastown’s ultra-chic boutique with a fabulous collection of pop-art fashion, including shoes from Giannico and bags from Hermès.

6 / Need a bit more space for your summer necessities? This hand crocheted Lauren Manoogian Mini Pinwheel Bag from “One of a Few” boutique in Gastown, is both stylish and spacious.

While you’re there, take a look at their gorgeous collection of emerging and established designers who focus on sustainability and slow fashion.

7 / The Knit Maxi Fringe Jacket and Skirt from St. John’s Vancouver Boutique are fresh and modern, with an effortlessly chic aesthetic that harkens back to the beauty of old-world aristocratic style.

Season after season, St. John offers a host of modern solutions for the woman who wants to look relevant and appropriate wherever the day or evening takes her.

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8-9 / The Row’s blazer and trousers combine two of the label’s signature elements — precise Italian craftsmanship and quality fabrics. Tailored from breathable cotton and linen blend gabardine, the suit offers a loose, double-breasted silhouette with sleek notched lapels and sizable flap pockets. Wear it without the jacket for a more informal look.

Available at Holt Renfrew.

10 / Made in Italy, these off-white leather fisherman flat sandals from The Row offer a pop of gold hardware for a little flare.

Available at Holt Renfrew.

11 / Wherever you’re headed, take along a classic summer straw bag, like this small basket bag in palm leaf and calfskin from LOEWE. It easily holds everything you need  from wallet and keys, to shades, coverups, and all summer essentials.

Available both at Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew.

12-13 / Jacquemus’ beige ‘La Jupe Plissée’ skirt and Magda Butrym off-white flower ruffle crop top make for dynamic separates or a perfect pair.

Available at The Room, Hudson’s Bay.

14-15 / These Bottega Sunglasses and black straw sunhat make for perfect vacation accessories to complement your white outfit.

Available at Holt Renfrew.

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