There are many things to love about the end of another dreary Canadian winter and the long-awaited arrival of warm weather: many more hours of sun, ice-cold patio drinks with friends and the overwhelming sense that there’s so much more fun to be had. But one of our personal favourite things to do when summer arrives? Switch over our closets, storing away bulky winter coats and sweaters and replacing them with bouncy sun dresses and colourful accessories.

It’s a fun activity that allows you to take stock of your wardrobe and inevitably opens your eyes to staple items that you’re missing. When that happens, you’re going to want to head to Ardene—browse in person or online or shop the brand’s IG feed—to pick up the trendiest summer essentials. Below, we take a closer look at Ardene’s must-have collection.

For a ready-for-anything look

Wearing long pants in the middle of a hot, sticky summer? No, thank you. Between flirty floral numbers, always classic T-shirt dresses and flowing maxis, Ardene has a wide array of summer-ready dresses that can take you from running errands to an impromptu park picnic and then straight to dinner at your fave local restaurant.

Ardene summer dresses, from $14.90


For keeping it casual

Not feeling like wearing a dress? Opt for one of Ardene’s cute skirts, a pair of comfy shorts or leggings that are perfect for everything from a round of beach volleyball to hanging out on the couch in the comfort of the blowing AC.

Ardene bottoms, from $5.80


For poolside lounging

It isn’t summer without a swimsuit or two (okay, probably more). Choose from Ardene’s vast selection of one-pieces and bikinis in various styles, including sporty cuts and off-the-shoulder looks that you’ll want to live in—both in and out of the pool. Don’t forget to also check out the brand’s breezy cover-ups—essential for reducing sun exposure when possible.

Ardene swimwear, from $15.90


For chic footwear

Whether you’re hitting the beach or the dance floor or taking a much-needed vacation, Ardene has an on-trend sandal (think platforms, slides, strappy heels, wedges) for every occasion—and outfit.

Ardene sandals, from $8 


For bringing it all together

No outfit is complete without accessories to tie it all together. Find joyful bucket hats, effortlessly cool sunnies, statement-making jewellery, nostalgic hair pins and so much more at Ardene.

Ardene accessories, from $4.90