Ok so I know that when you think “Easter Brunch”, florals and pastels are typically what comes to mind. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with going that route (have you seen how much pink is in stores right now?!) why not stand out from the sea of pastels in a new nautical-inspired look that is both chic and seasonally appropriate.
Yes, stripes can be just as “springy” and feminine and florals, it’s all about how you style them. So grab your favourite trench (because it’s April in Vancouver after all), add some colourful accessories and you’re set!
Striped Midi Shift Dress
A classic striped dress with asymmetrical hem that is both stylish and flattering. The angled stripes and cinched in waist help give you an hourglass shape.
Available at Cleo $89.90*
Babaton Lawson Trench Coat
An open-front, lightweight, tailored trench with a fluid drape that hangs just right? Yes please!
Available at Aritzia $245*
Add a pop of "spring" to any outfit with these flirty slingbacks. Not sure how to wear a yellow shoe? Treat it like you would any neutral coloured shoe like nude or black. When it doubt, pair with denim - absolute perfection!
Available at ALDO $95*
LAUREN RALPH LAUREN Barclay Leather Bag
This smallish (it's 8" wide by 7" tall) structured top handle with removable shoulder strap adds just the perfect amount of seafaring chic to any outfit.
Available at Hudson's Bay $248*
Whether you're looking to add a pop of colour to your outfit, to cover your shoulders if you get chilly, or to protect your hair from unexpected rain storms - a patterned lightweight silk(esque) scarf is a must-have this spring. Try wrapping it around the handle of your bag for an extra hit of chic.
Available at H&M $14.99*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change.