Whether you’re heading to our nation’s capital to party with thousands, or are keeping it tight with friends and family in your very own backyard, these finds will help you wear Canada from head to toe. They might not scream red & white loud, but these two looks are a subtle way to show that you’re proud.
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When it comes to finding basics, JERICO leads the pack, with tees, tanks and sweats in every colour of the rainbow being produced by this truly Canadian company. In fact, each aspect of a JERICO garment, from the knitting of its yarn, to the dyeing of its fibers to its final assembly, has its roots in Canada. Bravo!
Bamboo Stretch Crew Neck Tee, $21, JERICO
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We See (Hems) Rise
Printed shorts are having a major moment and are the perfect answer for a steamy Canada Day bbq. Trust Canadian super-retailer Joe Fresh to keep us current (and come in under budget), with their own cute navy version.
Print Shorts, $29, Joe Fresh
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Our Home and Native Land
How can you not love MATT & NAT? After all, this Montreal label’s mantra (create beautiful things with a positive impact) is fully realized in each and every product, with its line of on-trend cruelty-free handbags. If that wasn’t enough, MATT & NATT handbags are also loaded with sustainable features, including cork labels and linings made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. The green will look fun and fresh against your navy and white palette.
Vegan Buddha Bag, $128, Matt & Nat
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From Far and Wide
This playful bracelet is like an homage to our oceans, from the West Coast to the East, with its fun starfish charms. Wear it alone or mix it in with the rest of your fave bracelets to add some shine to your look. Bonus: All Foxy Originals jewelry is lead and nickel free, with a commendable focus on local production in Toronto.
Silver Starfish Bracelet, $30, Foxy Originals
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True Patriot Love
The team over at HBC has been doing a glorious job of honouring our great Canadian heritage of late, with an impressive (and ever-growing) selection of goods for men, women, kids (even dogs!) bearing the iconic HBC stripes. Finish off your casual Canada Day look with these flip-flops, a summer must-have for every proud Canadienne.
HBC Collection Flip Flops with Carrying Bag, $15, The Bay
With Glowing Hearts
...we saw this dress. An easy, breezy maxi is a chic wardrobe solution once the sun sets, and will keep both the chill and the mosquitoes at bay so you can ‘ooh’, ‘ahh’ and ‘ohh’ your way through all those pretty fireworks uninterrupted.
Pansy Print Maxi, $69, Jacob
Glorious and Free (well...almost)
Our short Canadian summers call for fun, bright nails. We’re loving the summery vibe of this Orange Sorbet polish from Joe Fresh but at 3 for $10, you won’t have to choose just one.
Nail Polish in Orange Sorbet, 3 for $10, Joe Fresh
All Thy Daughters Will Command
This Vancouver company has a seriously devoted following and has quickly become a celeb fan-favourite. A word of warning: Obakki’s gorgeous copper chain necklace might steal the show this Canada Day. Fireworks? What fireworks?
Orly Genger Jordan Necklace, $212.50, Obakki
Our True North
Designed and handcrafted in Canada, you can always count on Roots handbags for their high quality and superior craftsmanship. This orange leather bag will provide an unexpected pop of colour against your soft blue and white maxi.
Edie Leather Bag, $98, Roots
We Stand on Guard for Thee
These laid-back leather clogs will give you height you crave yet still allow you to easily tromp through the grass. La Canadienne began forty-five years ago in Montreal and the company has been committed to providing pretty Canadian-climate-friendly footwear ever since.
'Montreal’ Leather Clogs, $195, La Canadienne
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