Fashion

Muskoka Beach Chic

How a Surf Club Revival Puts the Boogie Back in Port Carling

Frankie Avalon. Gidget. Moondoggie. Beach Blanket Bingo. It’s 1960s beach chic and it’s come to Muskoka. Or shall we say… it’s come back to Muskoka. Nearly 50 years since its inception, Frankies Surf Club has reopened in the iconic Muskoka town of Port Carling. From 1968-1974, the Port Carling Surf Club – a.k.a. Frankies — ...

Make A Muskoka Splash

3 Splashy Swimsuit Trends for Muskoka Dock, Boathouse & Deck in Summer 2016

Boho. Cut outs. The minimalist nautical look. Summer swimwear style on the dock, on the boatdeck, and in the lake can be reduced to these three simple, splash-friendly trends. MuskokaStyle tapped the knowledge of swimsuit stylists at Port Carling’s Just Add Water for the edge on these three progressive looks:   The Boho Festival vibe ...

5 Ways to Burst Into Summer

Tips on Dressing Brightly from Muskoka’s Lilly Pulitzer

One antidote to a long, slow, grey winter: bursts of vibrant spring colour. Playful resort brights, sorbets, fun retro-pop florals — all make a splash on 2016’s Spring fashion scene. MuskokaStyle paused the presses to converse with Kaitlin, retail director at Island View, the  Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store in Port Carling, Muskoka. Here are five of her ...

From Nantucket to Muskoka

Snapdragon’s Colourful Weekend Wear Helps Define MuskokaStyle

The dream developed in Nantucket, childhood summer haunt for Pam Willcocks of Canada’s Snapdragon Designs. By age five she was painting and selling seashells to a slew of by-the-sea clients; by age seven she’d earned entrepreneur status. Inspired by the sand and surf of America’s iconic East Coast, the design of colourful, eye-catching weekendwear eventually ...

The Little Desigual Dress

Life is Cool! So says the breezy slogan by Desigual, a colourful fashion brand born in Ibiza and sold in Muskoka.

"Life is Cool" (La Vida es Chula). So says the breezy slogan by Desigual, a colourful fashion brand born in Ibiza that's characterized by "distinctive," "flamboyant," and "optimistic" designs on dresses, scarves, footwear, and tops. MuskokaStyle editors are  enamoured with what we call "The Little Desigual Dress" -- flirty, filmy numbers that swing when you walk and catch ...

The Boho Hat

That’s Oh-So Bridgit Bardot! Floppy Hats & Bohemian Style are Back on Muskoka Docks this Summer

Faye Dunaway. Marianne Faithfull. Bridgit Bardot. The Boho Hat had its day on the heads of these beauties in the 1970s... this summer it’s back. “Men notice women who wear hats.” - Patricia Underwood Headlining summer collections by J.Crew and Wallaroo — even Canadian traditionalist Tilley Hats is trying one on — the Boho Hat ...