Imagine that feeling of achievement that surges through your body when you spot a great find: the perfect addition to your brooch collection or a piece of art that moves you. The rule of fashion says that it’ll feel even better if you love what you’re wearing. Try a breezy sleeveless blouse over painterly skinnies and add in a chunky statement necklace plus a few meaningful accessories like a bracelet or ring from someone you love. Wear flats, since you’ll probably end up walking a lot, and carry a large satchel to store any books or trinkets that you purchase along the way.
Make a day of it by visiting the Sunday Antique Market on Front Street East in Toronto for an eclectic mix of jewellery, clothing and knick knacks. Head to Aberfoyle Antique Market in Aberfoyle, Ontario for over 100 outdoor booths with independent vendors each Sunday, or map out a leisurely drive through Prince Edward County for bountiful pickings from dozens of small shops. Winnipeg’s Mulvey Flea Market offers a mix of new and antique items at an indoor site just south of shopping district Osborne Village, while Finnegan’s Market sets up in a large field on Saturdays throughout the summer, west of Montreal in Hudson.
Clockwise from top left: H&M blouse, $40, hm.com. BCBG bead necklace, $88, bcbg.com. Rich & Skinny jeans, $245, Holt Renfrew. Erotokritos strappy flat sandal, $86, farfetch.com. Pamela Love “Venus” banner ring, $120, pamelalovenyc.com. Madewell coated base utility tote, $138, shopbop.com.
Beauty Bite: Keep your makeup neutral and touch-up free with a bronze smoky eye and brown mascara. An invigorating scent will inspire a bright and cheery mood.
From left: Demeter Fragrance Library Cologne Spray in Rain, $15/1 oz., at Loblaws stores including The Real Canadian Superstore. Clarins Splendours Eye Shadow and Eye Liner Palette, $42, murale.ca. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll, $36, sephora.com.