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Fashion Forecast: What to Wear for the Weather in Vancouver


Friday, August 9, 2013, 10:54 -

The first week of August is like a pause in the deep of summer—the apex we cling to as we peer down into the descending chill of autumn. It’s the point at which we realize our cutoffs and crop tops will eventually reach their expiration date, and so become all the more motivated to wear them while we’re still able to.

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This edition of Fashion Forecast has us West Coastin’ in Vancouver, the ideal setting to savour the remainder of summer. When considering your outfit selection, take into account Van City’s laid-back appeal, with its preference for comfortable items that still retain their naturally chic flair. It’s all about dressing up the basics without getting too fussy—streamlined neutrals, sportswear-inspired styles and versatile pieces that can take you from strolling around Gastown to a cycle in Stanley Park.

For this kind of warm weather, we’re still loving Rag & Bone’s denim shorts, which have perfected the slouchy boyfriend silhouette. Dress them up with a tailored Smythe blazer, an investment piece that will carry you into the fall (and many, many falls after that) and will add a touch of luxury to even the most offhand outfits. Add a tangy taste of quirk to your ensemble with one of the season’s more whimsical trends: a pineapple print, as seen emblazoned on this Wildfox T-shirt.

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Take advantage of the dry day by slipping on a pair of sneaks—Supergas are an iconic blend of sporty design and tech features that will have no problem adapting to wherever your day takes you (not to mention they have some major style clout!). And before heading out into the sunshine, make sure to grab a pair of shades. Oliver Peoples Yorkshire frames fuse preppy and cool together with their rounded lens and keyhole bridge. Last but not least, you’ll need just the right style of bag to traipse around town. We recommend See by Chloé’s Daisie Bag. Its sleek bowling-bag shape will polish off your look, and it has a shoulder strap should you feel like going for a hands-free frolic. After all, these are the dog days of summer—time to let your hair down and soak it all in!

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