8 Spring Edits to Level Up Your Wardrobe

These key pieces are multitasking masters, extending what's already in your closet and giving you the transformation you deserve

Ready, butterfly?

After hibernating for months, spring is your season to emerge with some pretty, new clothing to help reinvent your wardrobe. These key pieces are multitasking masters, extending what’s already in your closet and giving you the transformation you deserve. Go on. Isn’t it time for your wardrobe to level up?

1. Midweight Wide Leg Denim (Coastal Blue) by DUER, $149

These are the perfect 2023 jeans.The wide leg isn’t too wide; it’s just enough to give a modern, relaxed feel (bye bye, skinnies), and the pale blue still has enough colour to give it a naturally worn-in look. And, yes, they’re high-rise. These are the most comfortable and flattering jeansthey go with everything from crop tops to silk shirts to camis.
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2. Ray Unisex Recycled Stormshell 3-in-1 Utility Vest by Rudsak, $595

For those days when you need an extra layer, this versatile vest adds to your outfit, not detracts from it (or, obliterates it). The key to making this vest cute and not so it looks like you’re about to go fly fishing (no judgment), is to get it oversized. Once it slouches just the right amount, you’re in cool-girl/guy territory. It’s amazing over everything from a simple T-shirt to dresses to work shirts. And the truly brilliant part of this vest is that it comes with a detachable puffer liner, which can be won on its own. So you actually get three uses from this one piece. It’s practically a four-season piece by Vancouver standards.
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3. Gillian Puff Sleeve Silk Blouse by Frame, $398

This 100-percent silk blouse with high neckline and boldly puffed sleeves with ruched detailing is the epitome of modern femininity. Infinitely versatile, it works to elevate jeans and shorts, or easily dresses up for second-date duty.
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4. Napi Midi Dress by ba&sh, $480

The simplicity of this dress is its strength. Worn on its own, the cami-style midi-length dress is stunning, with this graphic cream and black print and low-dip back (nothing beats a sexy back). Not quite ready to bare so much skin? Layer a tight, black long-sleeve shirt underneath, pair it with boots, and you’ve got a beautiful transitional piece. If you’re in Vancouver, check out ba&sh’s new downtown location (925 West Georgia Street).
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5. Kinetic Sandals by Sorel, $165

Chunky sandals are here for at least another year, and this pair looks sharp with everything from dresses to yogawear. Unbelievably comfortable, you’ll be able to walk from English Bay to Yaletown without a blister in sight. These will be your office-to-happy-hour shoes all season long. These fit best on medium/narrow-width feet.
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6. Large Thick Rounded Hoop Earrings by MODU Atelier, $118

From Vancouver-based luxury brand, MODU Atelier, these aren’t your basic gold hoops. Chunky so they’re substantial, without being too overwhelming, these frame your face and anchor your outfit like no other accessory. This is minimalism at its best—this pair goes with absolutely everything without being boring. These will likely be the earrings you keep reaching for all year.
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7. Beta Coat by Arc’teryx, $600

This style is a bit longer than Arc’teryx’s usual shell, not only offering more coverage on rainy days but also replacing the role of a traditional trench with a modern update. Made from Gore-Tex, this unlined coat is waterproof, windproof and breathable. It’s every bit at home on the hiking trail as it is on your commute. The fit is traditional, so go up ore or two sizes for an oversized, stylish topper.
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8. Small Puzzle Bag by Loewe, $4,100

Deceptively small, this handbag has origami-esque lines that make it eye-catching without being trendy. In fact, this is well on its way to becoming a classic (but not cliché). The asymmetrical panels help conceal the zipper so it looks like a clean, cohesive piece, but it’s not difficult to get in and out of. And when you do, you’ll be able to hold a lot more than you think. It easily carries your phone, wallet, sunglasses, water bottle, makeup and more. 
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