Nautical Flag Fashion

Flagpole Swimwear’s Nod to the Nautical Flag

Colour-blocked swimwear takes on a luxe new nautical look at the hands of Megan Balch and Jaime Barker, a New York design duo who met in high school and hung out in the South Florida surf. Searching for swimwear that could handle the thundering waves and whistling wind of Atlantic beaches, Balch and Barker came ...

Car Reviews: The Affordable Convertible

Muskoka Stylin’: Fun-loving, Affordable Convertibles For Sunny Days in Muskoka

Road tripping in a convertible is a fun way to explore Muskoka in summer: bright sun, beautiful breezes, stunning lakeside scenery. You can see just about everything with the top down; suddenly a mundane drive for groceries becomes an adventure! But how do you do it without breaking the bank? Read on… MuskokaStyle's pro  auto ...

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 ...

Cottage Colour of the Year

Serenity blue and rose quartz: Pantone blends two calming shades to produce a Zen-ful colour for 2016
Pantone's Colour of 2016

They are the colours of tranquility and inner peace. The Pantone Color Institute has blended two stress-less shades, Serenity and Rose Quartz, as 2016’s colour of the year. Considered the global provider of professional colour standards, Pantone says that now more than ever, consumers are seeking mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to the stress ...

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 ...

The Lakeside Swing

The classic Backyard Swing morphs into a Lakeside Living Room
Nestrest Swing by Dedon

Ah, life in the lakeside swing…  a long glass of lemonade, a steady breeze, a view of the steamship Segwun floating past on a Muskoka bay. The classic lakeside swing gets an update this season from a number of sources. The classic lakeside swing gets an update this season… The Willow Swingasan Pier1 Imports’ new ...