As temps dip down to an all-too-familiar level of cold, we’re all dreaming of a great escape. But even if your next vacay is on hold, now is still an opportune time to wear your wanderlust. Turn up the thermostat and embrace an escapist mindset with these must-have resort pieces from Holt Renfrew.

The Floral Fantasy Dress

Nothing says “gone boating on Lake Como” like a floral midi dress imbued with undeniable elegance. This poplin beauty by Oscar de la Renta steals the show with a hyper-realistic print: fully bloomed flowers floating against a pale-blue sky. It’s a one-and-done piece for any outing, even if your getaway is a stay-at-home cinq à sept.

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Poplin midi dress in Sky Floral Print, Oscar de la Renta ($2,400,

The All-Pink Palette

Something that’s putting us in a sunny mood (even if the forecast is all grey and glacial)? The season’s pink colour trend. Sweet shades of strawberry, watermelon and pale-pink lemonade will amp up any resort wardrobe. It’s why we love this swingy Sabina Musáyev mini—simultaneously drama-inducing and highly wearable—layered with a bevy of pink extras.

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Minidress, Sabina Musáyev ($407,

The Shield-Shaped Sunnies

Whether you’re basking in tropical rays or warding off the glare of the sun’s reflection on fresh snow, a pair of glam sunglasses is a year-round accessory. For those whose sartorial inclinations lean big and unabashedly bold, here’s Dior’s statement-making rose-coloured visor.

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DiorClub “M2U Shield” sunglasses, Dior ($670,

The Big Bucket Hat

Every holiday-worthy outfit starts and ends with a look-at-me hat. And this season, all eyes are on uniquely shaped chapeaux, like this wide-brimmed bucket by milliner to the stars Ruslan Baginskiy. Pair it with a ruched dress in a hazy-watercolour-meets-psychedelic print for a cool combination that’s as fit for an alfresco lunch as it is for an at-home dinner date.

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Midi dress, Ganni ($495,; bucket hat, Ruslan Baginskiy ($365,; gemstone bracelet with 14-karat gold, Caroline Crow ($245,; gemstone bracelet with 14-karat gold, Caroline Crow ($245,

The Beach Babe Beauty

Our idea of a sunny, always-Insta-ready face starts with SPF (the hydrating-but-never-sticky kind), a perfectly groomed brow and, perhaps unexpectedly, a bold red lip. This vitamin-E-rich formula from Givenchy delivers a sheer but buildable finish for day-to-night ease. The best part is that the case is refillable, meaning every swipe is a reminder that you’re doing good by the earth.

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Givenchy Le Rouge Sheer Velvet Matte Lipstick ($49,; Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops ($190,; Giorgio Armani My Armani-To-Go Red Cushion Foundation ($78,; Epara Hydrating Mist ($80,