Cold weather got you down? Whether you’re headed abroad to explore cities in Europe or flying down south to soak up the heat in an all-inclusive, we’ve got you covered. Made especially for the snowbirds, this blog will tell you everything you need to know to plan for a successful trip in the sun, broken down into categories reflecting every stop you’re sure to make on your holiday!
On the Plane
Unless you’re travelling by boat, your trip will most likely start in the sky. This is the perfect opportunity to have your go-to’s at the ready, all the while travelling in style. Depended on where you’re headed, you’ll want to stay comfortable for that stuffy flight. Slip on some leggings and breathable layers that can be used later in your trip! Fill a backpack with a good book, a handy travel guide and a soft sweater in case you get cold. A belt bag goes a long way when it comes to convenience. Fill this up with your passport, a portable charger, a wall plug converter, headphones and any visa forms and healthcare documents you’ll need for your stay. Finally, fly with a pair of stretchy shoes that make the on-and-off process that much smoother.
Shoes: Cole Haan Zerogrand Motion Stitchlite Slipon, Belt Bag: Ela Belt Bag, Backpack: Ucon Acrobatics Marvin Stealth Series, Wallet: Nine West So Charming Small Zip Wallet
On the Beach
Once you arrive, you’re most likely going to want to head straight for the water. Before you depart for your trip, make sure to pick up a pair of stylish shades at Zane on Queen Street West! Fill a spacious beach bag with a long towel, glasses, sunscreen and your current favourite read. Slip on a pair of flip-flops to match your new bikini that you can wrap in a sarong and top off with a wide-brimmed hat. If you’re at an all-inclusive, make sure to bring along a refillable water bottle for those bottomless mojitos!
Flip flops: Tkees Lily Foundations Matt in Beach Bum, Water Bottle: S'well Wood Collection in Blonde Wood, Bag: Swims Tote in Olive, Necklace: Cosmos Convertible Collar in Gold, Bracelet: Cosmos Bracelet in Gold
Exploring the City
Maybe you’re headed somewhere off the water and you’re looking to discover the local area. Pair some cute walking shoes with a breezy sundress to whisk you through your busy day. Try Agent 99 on Princess Street for the perfect frock! Strap yourself into a trendy belt bag to keep your essentials secure and at the ready! Make sure to bring local cash, your map and a portable charger to make your afternoon a success.
Wallet: Nine West So Charming Small Zip Wallet, Belt Bag: Ela Belt Bag, Backpack: Matt & Nat Kiara in Black, Sandals: Franco Sarto Ginny, Earrings: Biko Mini Solarwave Studs in Gold
It’s dinner time! There’s a good chance you got a little too much sun today, embrace your glow and slide into sleek heels paired with your favourite two-piece look. The boutiques on Queen Street West are the perfect spot to pick up a new ensemble for your tropical getaway. Match some dangly earrings with a tasteful clutch to hold your room key, lip balm and your travel-sized bugspray!
Heels: Sam Edelman Hazel in White, Earrings: Biko Rooney Dusters in Silver, Bracelet: Biko Dotchain Bracelet in Silver
By the Pool
Ocean water not for you? Saunter on down to that crystal-clear pool for a less wavy swim. Use this opportunity to upgrade your beach sandals to something that may otherwise sink in the sand. Keep your satchel plenty full of sunscreen to ward off those heavy rays. Take the time before your flight to head to Toronto's Tryst Lingerie to pick up a unique bikini for the trip. Pair your suit with big sunglasses and a floppy hat to go with your juicy piña colada while you listen to the sounds of local birds and catch up on some rest.
Wedges: Louise Et Cie Ramsaye White, Earrings: Biko Rooney Dusters in Silver, Bracelet: Biko Solid State Bangle in Silver
After some exploration of the city, wherever you are, there’s a good chance you’ve been recommended some sight-seeing trails. Gear up in breathable hiking boots, thick socks and athletic layers to travel the tropical hills on foot. Fill a backpack with a water bottle, bugspray, Band-Aids and your local map to stay on track. Type on Queen Street has the perfect collection of indie guidebooks to take you on a tour of hidden local gems. Make sure to pack a compressible wind breaker, just in case the weather changes on you! Grab your belt bag filled with your essentials to keep your hands free on your trek.
Runners: Ryka Enhance in Summer Gray and Meteorite, Jacket: Hunter Original Waterproof Vinyl Windcheater in Black, Belt Bag: Ucon Acrobatics Jona Stealth Series in Black, Backpack: Ucon Acrobatics Jasper Stealth Series in Black, Water Bottle: S'well Satin in Pomegranate
Whether you’re with your significant other, a group of friends, or your family, it’s always good to get a night out on the town. Strap into some dancing shoes to highlight a frilly dress paired with the perfect nude lip. Head over to Bite Beauty on Queen West to find the right shade for you. Take a cute clutch to your destination filled with all the essentials for a fun night out in the city.
Heels: Nine West Mana in Nude, Purse: Jeanne Lottie Terri Leather Crossbody in Red, Necklace: Biko Dotchain Necklace in Gold, Bracelet: Biko Dotchain Bracelet in Gold
Less of a hiker? Take advantage of the mild mornings and swap your gym session for a fresh morning jog. Grab your runners and belt bag to clip over your breathable athleisure. Trailhead in Kingston and Kit and Ace in Toronto are sure to find the perfect outfit for your morning routine. Make sure you don’t forget sunglasses or a secure visor to get ahead of the rays that are sure to hit just as your run is coming to an end!
Runners: Camper Women's K200836 in Multi, Belt Bag: Ucon Acrobatics Jona Stealth Series in Black, Water Bottle: S'well Elements Collection Water Bottle in Opal Marble