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With its coastal vibes and laidback atmosphere, Vancouver also boasts an entirely different sartorial scene from the sidewalks of Toronto and Montreal. This west coast city is home to a number of sustainable and eco-friendly designers, such as Nicole Bridger. Away from the runways, Van City style tends to favour athleisure, practicality and versatile pieces. Local fashionistas and visitors alike will find themselves needing an essential trench coat to fight the rain. Paired with quirky accessories, a classic springtime topper can set the stage for your look of the day. If you’re in Vancouver this spring for either work or play, we’ve curated a few outfit ideas to complete your wardrobe.
1) London Fog Double-Breasted Trench Coat, $186: This light beige coat features a double-breasted design, a series of buttons and a waist-cinching belt. Meanwhile, the three-quarter length is perfectly ladylike and also appropriate for those dreary rainy days.
2) Tommy Hilfiger Denim Dress, $129: Casual chic denim is a suitable choice for a day of wandering the shops on Granville Street, or catching up with friends over brunch. This jean shirtdress features preppy long sleeves, a cinched-in waist and a rich dark wash.
3) Herschel Sydney Floral Backpack, $101: As a Vancouver-based bags and accessories company, Herschel Supply Co was launched in 2009 by founders Lyndon and Jamie Cormack. Over the past few seasons, the brand’s retro inspired fabric backpacks have been gaining popularity. This particular navy knapsack features a blue and pink blossom print which can contrast against your neutral trench.
4) John Fluevog Andrea Pumps, $275: We are liking the taupe and off-white colour scheme of these Fluevog pumps. With John Fluevog being an established Vancouver footwear label, these chunky and funky heels also pay homage to local fashion.