Fashion: Vancouver Spring Jackets

The West Coast’s schizophrenic springs range from sunny to snowy.

Credit: Clinton Hussey

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Prada men’s nylon shell, $415. Available at Holt Renfrew,
Linen and cotton scarf from Vancouver-based label Lilly + Jae, $34. Available at Riot Clothing,
Banana Republic men’s nylon canvas safari jacket, $160,
Joe Fresh women’s mac jacket, $29,

Although welcome after a solid stretch of wet winter days, the West Coast’s schizophrenic springs range from gloriously sunny to shockingly snowy, sometimes in the same day. A workaday trench can easily handle the season’s mercurial nature but doesn’t always convert easily to a weekend scenario. Whether with a high-end label or a high-trend staple, up your style during your downtime with a light, stylish shell jacket that can see you to a late brunch, a leisurely walk along the ocean or a stop in at your local farmer’s market.