Top 5: Spring Jackets

Ahhh Spring in Vancouver. Which means that you need to be prepared for pretty much anything! Rain, snow, 25 degrees… Surprise, surprise I’m not a one-jacket-for-everything kind of girl. I like a bit of variety so luckily are a ton of great lightweight jackets out there right now, making it easy to be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws at us.

Top of my list? An actual, honest-to-goodness raincoat. Waterproof, with a hood. I prefer mine to be super lightweight (since actual raincoats don’t always breath that well – otherwise they wouldn’t be waterproof) and to layer as needed. I also want it to look more fashion than sport since I’m not really a “sporty” kind of girl. Followed closely by a great blazer that I can wear over sweaters with jeans or to work.

But enough about me, here are our ‘Girl in Focus’ Miranda Hudson’s Top 5 jackets for Spring, all available at Coquitlam Centre.

Check Blazer

Check blazers are back in a big way this Spring. From oversized and menswear inspired to more fitted through the shoulders you really can't go wrong. This one features ruched sleeves so you don't have to keep pushing them up.

Check Blazer available at Le Chateau $139.95*; Camber & Grace Chiffon Camisole available at RW&CO. $39.90*; Carmini Ponte Skinny Pants available at GUESS $89*; Chelsea Crew Black Label Oxfords available at Plenty $128*; Bracelet available at Le Chateau $18*.


Yup, windbreakers are back. Pair with denim, leggings or even a pleated skirt for a sporty-yet chic look.

Windbreaker available at H&M $39.99*; Pleated Skirt available at H&M $59.99*; Lord & Taylor T-Shirt available at Hudson's Bay $14.99*; J/Slides NYC Zorro Sneakers available at Town Shoes $198*; Piper West Watch available at Privilege $189*.

Long Raincoat

This is everything a raincoat should be. Waterproof, lightweight and easy to pack around with you. The belt keeps it from looking too "soccer mom". Side note, how cute are these boots? And they smell like lemons. I'm serious, lemony-fresh rainboots!

RAINS Belted Raincoat available at Below the Belt $150*; Sweater available at Reitmans $49*; Skinny Jeans available at GUESS $148*; Lemon Jelly Sardenha Rain Boots available at Town Shoes $148*.

Trench Coat

Add a little pop of colour to an otherwise grey day with a brightly coloured trench coat! This one from Hudson's Bay features a removable hood.

London Fog Trench Coat available at Hudson's Bay $190*; KERRently Edie Ladylike Check Dress available at Privilege $89*; Steve Madden Editor Ankle Boots available at Town Shoes $200*.

Oversized Denim Jacket

MinkPink Mina Long Denim Jacket available at Privilege $120*; Parke Knit Dress with Ruffle Hem available at Privilege $116*; Vince Camuto Bevina Open-Toe Shooties available at Town Shoes $195*; Oversized Hoop Earrings available at H&M $6.99*.

Which one is your favourite?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.