With each changing season, us Canadian women must find the perfect balance between fashion and function. We must consider the perfect collection of weather appropriate yet adorably chic accessories to adorn ourselves in.. It’s truly a matter of survival… That being said, we’re the first to admit that dressing the part in our climate can be more then a little challenging at times. This is why we’ve collected a few of Spring’s must have pieces to kick-start your wardrobe this season.
Any Canadian woman knows the importance of a good pair of rain-boots – this incredibly adorable Stockyard rubber boot from MK is the perfect investment for your spring wardrobe because they’ll not only protect you from the elements but they also pair perfectly with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and rain jacket. Invest in a neutral color to transition the boot from year to year.
The Anorak Jacket
By definition the Anorak Jacket is a hooded, water resistant and light weight jacket with draw strings. The functionality of this water resistant piece is undeniable as it will keep you looking fashionable all while keeping you dry. Shop the look at J.Crew and check out their navy oversized fishtail Anorak jacket or at Tory Burch with their “new spin” on the classic look with the Rosie Jacket.
The Panama Hat
As the sun begins to shine we begin our search for the perfect hat. This year, we saw the use of the classic Panama Hat on a lot of the Spring collection runways. Try this Kate Spade hat out and add a pop of color to your look at the same time.
The Everyday Scarf
During the transitional times between seasons, a scarf can be your secret weapon. A scarf can take your look from simple to chic in a matter of moments with endless options of stylings. Our favorite look this year is a simply wrapped decorative scarf from our newest retailer, Gerry Weber. Opt for a bolder pattern to really make your outfit pop.
The classic British retailer, Burberry has been in the business of rain gear for generations. For that reason alone, we believe that a Burberry umbrella is an absolute must-have as you collect your new pieces for Spring. This year, Burberry introduced a line of umbrellas featuring landmark sketches from different fashion capitals such as Milan, New York and London. Personalize your look by selecting your favorite city and color. This piece is definitely an investment but remember, you’ll gladly keep your new landmark umbrella on hand everywhere you go this spring.