For those hoofing it to the shows at David Pecaut Square, a few key items make the difference between the week being described as “time of your life” and “time better spent elsewhere.” First, start with an eye-catching coat; Freed’s luscious plaid mohair number – made in Manitoba – has you covered. If you’re heading to the tent alone, wear mirrored sunnies such as Illesteva’s two-toned pair. They look sharp, natch, and will also attract a few new friends hoping to catch a glimpse of their street-styled ensembles. Instead of donning perilous footwear better left to the catwalk, strut your stuff in a pair of Aldo’s cool silver loafers. And don’t forget an oversized tote, like Mackage’s ink-blue style. It’s ideal for stashing gift bag swag, touch-up items like Bite Beauty’s new Smashed Agave lip mask to keep your lips hydrated during a day of shows, and a snack. You’ve got to keep your energy up for the after parties, darling.
Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask, $30 exclusively at Sephora.
Aggie tote bag, $395 through www.mackage.com.
Freed Edmonton coat, $740 through www.freedandfreed.com.
Gazoldo shoes, $80 through www.aldoshoes.com.
Geometric Evil Eye iPhone case, $50 through www.theleatheratelier.com.
Narcissa earrings, $145 through www.rebekahprice.com.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $47 at Holt Renfrew.
Illesteva Leonard 2 Round sunglasses, $372 at Hudons’s Bay.