A signature piece by local design team CinCyn, this cap-sleeved stretch cotton shrug ($160, Studio Labiri , 548 Danforth, 416-778-6820) features subtle mother-of-pearl button detail and complements everything from summer dresses to jeans.
If you can appreciate artisanal handiwork, you'll seriously flip when you get your mitts on one of these one-of-a kind embroidered jackets - with excellent back pleats and patchwork - by Toronto design dynamo Lydia K ($200, Georgie Bolesworth , 891 Dundas West, 416-703-7625; and Boutique Le Trou 940 Queen West, 416-516-7122).
Not so boho? Prep it up in this seasonal favourite: the seersucker blazer ($59.90, H&M , 1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064, www.hm.com).
Designed by Jason Matlo of Making It Big reality TV fame, this bolero with distressed edging ($790, Boutique Le Trou) features the trademark appliquéd flowers of the VanCity designer's spring 05 collection.
When you specialize in just jackets the way Toronto designers Smythe do, is it any surprise that the pieces are all prefect design specimens? Check out this prime example made from white and yellow brocade ($375, exclusively at Holt Renfrew , 50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333, www.holtrenfrew.com).