This is Edmonton Style | Late Summer Style Guide

Can you feel it? The morning air is cooler and the sun sets a little earlier, but come 2PM when the sun is high in the sky it’s still very much summertime – and thank goodness for that! But dressing for this transitional period can be a little challenging, so luckily we’re here with some late summer looks to help you make the most of your summer fashion while you still can.


Boho Chic

Pair your favourite boho-inspired maxi dress with crisp summer whites such a structured handbag and ankle boots for the the perfect outfit for any occasion. This look will take you from a late summer wedding to a day at the office and to festivals in and around the city. Make this look last even longer by letting the boots get taller as the weather gets cooler!

Retro Cool

Speaking of boots getting higher… Rock the mini dress and knee high look for a fun and flirty go-go-girl style that harkens back to the 60’s. Luckily Manulife Place has one of the best spots in the city for vintage shopping so you too can put together a unique look for this transitional season that is totally yours.


Make a Statement

Have a special occasion you’ve been looking forward to all summer? Just because August is almost gone, doesn’t mean you can’t rock a light and flowy gown for the event of the season. Bridge the gap in the seasons by playing with muted hues rather than the bolds and brights of high summer and swap the natural fibre accessories (who else rocked a wicker bag this season?) with something more angular and metallic to ground your otherwise ethereal look.

Classy from Head to Toe

Try out something totally different by looking at classic pieces in a totally new way. Rock a oversized longline blazer as a dress over sheer tights for a look that is a little summery and nautical on top and autumnal on the bottom to mix things up. Need a little inspiration to get more wear out of your investment pieces?  Speak to a personal stylist at Blu’s or Holt Renfrew for some fun ideas!


These four looks are the epitome of Edmonton Style thanks to our incredible mix of local and Canadian high-end retailers. We hope that they give you this inspiration to discover yours.