Burst into summer with juicy finds in the hottest shades. As our enthusiasm rises with the temperatures, you can find everyone in Saskatoon out hitting the trails, bustling around weekend markets, lounging on patios, and soaking up every moment of sun. Hems go up and so do our moods as we finally unpack dresses, tank tops, and sandals that have been collecting dust all year.
Living In Coral
What better time to embrace Pantone’s colour of the year: living coral? If you’re tired of last season’s looks, pop into your favourite retailers to refresh your wardrobe and bring life into your closet. Not sure how to wear bright shades? The key is pair your favourite coral picks with classic pieces. Begin with timeless garments in neutral shades that feel right and accessorize around them. With a little help from our in-house stylists, we’ve curated four outfits with similar pieces from Le Chateau to help you feel good about looking real good in true capsule fashion.
The Boss Babe:
We're starting the look with a vibrant coral blazer that's long enough to add some depth to your look (Le Chateau, $99.95). Pair with neutrals to let the colour stand out. We love these denim pants (Le Chateau, $79.95) and a classic white tee. PVC is all the rage and is stylish yet practical enough to carry the essentials (Le Chateau, $49.95) + a classic tee. Finish the look with your favourite shoes for the office or sneakers to hit the mall.
Start your look with a sleek and sexy satin wrap sleeve blouse (4. Le Chateau, $79.95) and pair with a classic pair of denim pants (5. Le Chateau, $79.95). Add some low heels that have dramatic flair but will be comfortable enough to wear all day (6. Le Chateau, $69.95), and finish the look with a polka dot clutch for your lipstick, phone and keys (7. Le Chateau, $39.95).
The Weekend Warrior:
What's up, weekend warrior? You're ready to enjoy some long summer days, get things done, and look good doing it. We've got just the right picks for you. Start with a sweetheart top that's as flattering as it is practical (white pictured, also available in coral) for all your go-to errands (8. Le Chateau, $39.95). We're pairing this with the denim pants from our other looks because they're perfect for dressing down, too (9. Le Chateau, $79.95). Finish off your outfit with some espadrille sandals that have just a slight wedge to give you height but keep you comfortable all day long. (10. Le Chateau, $59.95)
The Wedding Guest:
Everyone needs the perfect dress for all of those special summer occasions. Heading to some summer weddings? You'll radiate in this gorgeous coral sweetheart dress (11. Le Chateau, $175) paired with either some classic PVC pumps (12. Le Chateau, $79.95) or take it to a monochromatic level with coral suede heels (13. Le Chateau, $150). Finish off the look with a classic straw clutch that's the perfect size for everything you need for a great night out (14. Le Chateau, $59.95)
For every other look and event, curate a timeless wardrobe with Cleo. Let us help you find pieces that translate to every day, every mood, and every event. Check out more ways to wear your favourite pieces with this shopping guide.
It’s Pride Month in YXE! Celebrate our beautifully diverse community with rainbow themed summer accessories found through retailers right here in Lawson. Taste the rainbow with drinks, cups and straws from David's Tea and Starbucks.
David’s tea has a rainbow of delicious teas that are perfect for icing through the summer season (15. David's Tea, $22). Just add some honey or lemon to a pitcher in the fridge for a quick sip any time. And what better for iced drinks than reusable straws? Keep some at home, at the office, and in your bag to go plastic free everywhere you go (16. David's tea, $8). Have you seen these covetable cups from Starbucks yet? Their latest rainbow to-go cups are so hot right now, they're selling out faster than you can say I Can Sing a Rainbow! Get yours before they're all gone at Starbucks today! (17. Starbucks Love Cups), (18. Rainbow tumblers). And who can forget the must-have summer accessory, rainbow sunglasses. These aviators will keep you looking cool on the hottest days (Maurices, $12.50).
The Kids Are Alright
The first month of summer is full of festive activities that are sure to keep you running at a steady pace. With the end of school, kids are finally free and parents, you’re desperately trying to think of ways to keep them busy. For ideas on family fun in the sun, keep reading for everything you need to know, from a legendary “staycation” to places in the city that will keep you cool all through the month.
If you’re a mother of littles, you know it’s difficult and stressful to plan a vacation sometimes. Not to mention expensive! For a legendary staycation that the whole family will remember for years to come, we’ve come up with a few ideas that will keep everyone happy.
1. Backyard adventure
With Father’s Day coming up on June 16th, what would be better than a camping adventure? If you can’t go too far, we suggest setting up a wilderness right there in your backyard. With a charcoal grill for dad to cook burgers on, a family sized tent to snuggle up into, and marshmallows roasting over a fire, even your big kids will forget they’re still at home!
2. Treasure hunt
Kids and adults alike love a good old fashioned treasure hunt. With a little bit of thought and preparation, you can create your own map and leave secret treasure anywhere you want for the perfect day of adventure. Get creative, go all out, plant things throughout the city, and make a whole event of it for a day everyone will remember.
Treat You Better Summer Giveaway
Is it too late to tell you that everything means nothing if I can't have you?
This month, have it all. Great weather, the perfect end to the school year, plus our latest giveaway to see your favourite Canadian artist coming to Saskatoon. Real fans already know who it is (hint: those lyrics are from one of his songs).
You won’t be needing stitches after this. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about the one and only Shawn Mendes! This month, we’re giving away two tickets to see Shawn Mendes June 17th at Sasktel Centre. Show starts at 7:30pm and giveaway includes dinner for two at Famoso and a $200 shopping spree at Warehouse One. Relax. We’ve got it all covered. Enter through social media or on the website for a chance to win!* All you have to do if find our posts on Instagram and Facebook, comment with your favourite Shawn Mendes song lyric, tag a friend and follow us. Or sign up through the website with just your email address. We'll pick and announce our lucky winner June 12th!
Think fast, move quick, don't stumble. Enter today!
*All participants must be located in Saskatchewan. One member of the winning party must be at least 14+ years of age. Winners must be available to pick up prize pack at Lawson Heights Mall.