We are a four-season country, but most of us only dress for two-seasons – summer and winter. We often forget that nestled in between these two extremes lies several months of gorgeous, but highly unpredictable weather where running around in a giant parka or in shorts and a t-shirt is less than ideal. This is why having “transitional” apparel is so important. These key pieces of outerwear offer the perfect marriage between fashion, functionality and practicality. Whether you’re a 20 year old dancing in the rain or a 50 year old going on your afternoon walk, these pieces are a sure home run.
It’s hard to keep a positive attitude when the mere site of your weather app puts you in a bad mood. Everyday is cold, muggy, and wet! How the heck is one supposed to dress in this weather? You don’t want to look silly wearing your parka in May, yet you don’t want to freeze your ass off wearing your typical spring/summer attire. So what is one to do? To answer that very question we turned to our stylists to pick their favourite Spring outerwear piece to demonstrate that there is such a thing as functional fashion. The examples below clearly show that no matter your style there is a jacket for you. Check it out!
Finding the right transitional outerwear piece can sometimes get tricky because while you want something that will keep you warm on those chilly Toronto nights in fall you definitely don’t want something so robust that you look like you’re training for an arctic voyage. That is why we’ve turned to our in-house stylist Neal, Max & Nicole to show you some of their favourite transitional outerwear pieces for fall and how to wardrobe them.
If you love these styles wait till you check out the rest of our selection in store and online. Whether you’re more of a classic guy or looking for something a little bolder, rest assured we’ve got you covered.
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