Four Core Fashion Finds:
Spring showers meet spring style
Spring isn’t spring without a little rain, and to a West Coaster, it’s more a way of life. Rain gear such as boots, umbrellas, the classic trench coat, and rain proof bags have thankfully, for a few seasons now, made a breakthrough onto the fashion scene. Practical and popular, there is no sign this trend is drying up. Here are four great items that can make those spring showers more bearable.
It’s been a while since Queen Elizabeth has been recognized as a fashion trendsetter. Those adorable boots you see everyone sporting around town on a rainy day are Hunter boots, the Queen’s rainy day wellies of choice. It seems the lot of us agree with her; these are some cute looking boots! “Hand-made” in Scotland, these boots are classically simple, comfortable, 100% waterproof and are available in a full range of different colours to suit your style.
Available at Bionic footwear in Vancouver for $125 or online at www.bionicfootwear.com.
Your ultimate rain shield (and these days sometimes your sun shield too!) No point in playing this necessity down, make it an added accessory! Colourful and/or printed and very ladylike, this is a perfect way to express your unbeatable sense of style, rain or shine.
Pareumbrella, $65-$85, available in a range of prints and colours at Eugene Choo 3683 Main St, Vancouver or online at www.eugenechoo.com.
A serious must have in every woman’s closet. No matter what you are wearing underneath it, you will always look put together when it’s on. A spring favorite, this stylish coat makes any rainy day worth bearing. It’s simplicity, cut, and practicality make it no mystery as to why this coat keeps showing up on international runways season after season. For a delightful rendition of the classic trench, try BB Dakota’s sophisticated version, available in beige or black.
Barefoot Contessa 2715 Main St., Vancouver or online at www.thebarefootcontessa.com.
The idea doesn’t exactly come across as a very sexy accessory, but to any rain-ridden city girl, this stylish little convenience can work a miracle. It’s mall enough to fit inside your handbag but big enough to cover and protect your handbag when opened. The cover ( is light as a feather, 100% waterproof and comes in an array of colours and sizes. Longchamp, prices range from $115 - $175 depending on size, available at Wear Else 2360 West 4th Ave., Vancouver or for stores across Canada, visit www.wearelse.com.