Story by Leah Ching, Photos by Scott McKay

Summer is in full swing here in TBay. By now you should have ditched those heavy flannels and Nipigon Nylons in favour of tank tops, shorts, and sunglasses. Whether you’re spending the season hiking, camping, or cooling down with some patio drinks, The Walleye is here to make sure you’re always stepping out in style. If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest trends, fear not. We’re here, and we’ve partnered with some fashion-forward local businesses to help you look good, and feel good, no matter what the occasion.

Standing out with light shades and playful prints

Vuno wears the effortlessly beautiful Amuse Society Lost Paradise dress in rose dawn, a flowing satin tie-dye maxi-dress with ruffled off-the-shoulder details.

Lucas wears a white and botanical print Japanese cotton short-sleeve shirt from Naked & Famous, paired with a neutral beige FairPlay jogger pant (quickly becoming a staple in men’s wardrobes).

Light-coloured and patterned clothing with soft touches are the cornerstone of this trend that’s both simple to put together and incredibly chic. Paired with simple neutral-toned shoes and accessories, it’s perfect for date-night or summer parties on the patio.

Available at Mars. Clothing
6 South Court Street

Getting outside and looking good in NWO

Leah sports a Patagonia Women’s Better Sweater, a 1/4-zip fleece in birch white with Indygena VIAGGI III woven stretch shorts in nephrite. These neutral tones are accented with bright and colourful accessories: a blue Patagonia logo cap, and red Blundstone Originals.

Brian wears a Fjallraven logo stamp t-shirt,paired with Fjallraven Abisko Lite shorts, both in dark grey. This simple combo is paired with earthy-toned accessories to create a simple, stylish outdoors look. Brian dons the Fjallraven Abisko Trail Fleece sweater in tarmac, a Patagonia Tech Sun Booney in khaki, and Newport Keen shoes in neutral grey with tan accents.

This look is all about interchangeable, versatile pieces that come together to create sporty northern looks that never go out of style.

Available at Fresh Air Experience
710 Balmoral Street

Effortlessly turning heads

Martina wears Levi’s 501 cut-off denim shorts and a cold-shoulder bright pink top from Black Tape. This outfit is paired with bright white Keds sneakers.

Farhan wears a crisp white t-shirt with navy blue accents from Scotch & Soda, paired with Levi’s 513 jeans in a light bleach wash. His sneakers are navy suede from Matinique.

This look pairs vibrant, bright-coloured shirts and sneakers with an iconic, timeless denim brand. (A pair of Levi’s are essential for any summer wardrobe!) Casual and cool, this is an everyday look that still stands out in a crowd.

Available at JB Evans Fashions & Footwear
122 West Frederica Street

Dressing to impress for a night out on the town

Alison wears a palm print Mina fit-and-flare dress from Adelyn Rae. With a halter neckline, an open back, and corded black piping, this dress has a flirty, feminine shape, but bright colours and tropical patterns create a stand-out look that is anything but demure.

Available at The Loop
2 South Court Street

Diego wears a classic light navy Ben Sherman Romford polo, which features sharp block front chest branding, a flat knit collar, and cuff with dark blue tipping. This is a contemporary slim-fit take on the classic polo, guaranteed to impress. The shirt is paired with dark navy slim fit Matinique pants, and complemented by a Brave belt in cognac.

Both models sport cognac leather shoes, which are easily becoming one of this year’s biggest trends. This look is all about bold pieces with close fits and sharp clean lines for when you’re feeling like dressing up, going out, and making a statement.

Available at Street Legal Clothing
701 Memorial Ave