Cottage life is all about leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind. But just because you’ll be basking in nature doesn’t mean you need to leave your sense of fashion behind. From loungewear with a twist to laid-back-luxe dresses made for lakeside soirées, Canadian designers are serving up plenty of creative ways to live your best cottage life in style.
Hilary MacMillan gives the classic hoodie an eye-catching spin with a custom print inspired by Moroccan tiles. Paired with denim shorts, black leggings or the matching jogging pants, it’s a statement-making alternative to your favourite sweatshirt that will look as good as it feels.
Hilary MacMillan Patterned Hooded Sweater
Toronto’s Michi label uses soft and silky performance fabrics, making these contrast-panel leggings—complete with a curve-contouring four-inch waist band—a comfortable choice for everything from the drive up to the cottage to dockside yoga.
Michi Rally Legging
An edgy essential that’s perfectly sized to fit all your beach or boat essentials, Tara Rivas’ black mesh backpack is sure to stand out in a sea of straw totes.
Tara Rivas Lined Mesh Backpack
From destination weddings to charity events, there’s no escaping the party circuit, even in cottage country. Crafted from 100% cotton, Beaufille’s balloon-sleeve wrap dress is a breezy way to adhere to those “garden casual” dress codes.
Beaufille Desina Dress
Mikhael Kale’s made-in-Canada windbreaker pants feature a frayed logo side panel for an upscale take on sporty dressing that’s sure to turn heads.
Mikhael Kale Windbreaker Logo Pants
Why pack any old t-shirt when you can keep it casual and flaunt your homegrown-fashion pride? Andrew Coimbra’s unisex logo tee was made for staying cool, Canadian-style.
Andrew Coimbra Classic Logo T-shirt
Just when you thought Hudson’s Bay’s iconic stripes couldn’t get any better, the Canadian heritage brand teams up with Tommy Hilfiger to produce a limited-edition summer collection for men, including this sporty-sleek pair of boardshorts that’ll look great both in and out of the water.
HBC x Tommy Hilfiger Multi Stripe Boardshorts
No summer escape wardrobe is complete without a pair of effortless pool slides. With a lightweight construction and supportive, contoured footbed, these waterproof sandals from Roots will keep you comfortably grounded dockside.
Roots Long Beach Pool Slide