Spring is an awkward time of year in the fashion department. Too early for sandals, but too late for boots. Try wearing shorts and you’ll likely freeze your knee caps off if the wind picks up or temperature takes a sudden dip. Our bodies are pale and pasty from the winter and for some of us, we haven’t quite burned off our winter weight so those pants may be fitting a bit tighter then desired. Whistler presents a whole host of additional fashion problems in springtime due to its elevation, activities and diverse population. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about what to wear this spring, let us give you some local tips!
Layer it up!
If you’re brave enough to bear those lower legs and sport a pair of shorts, do yourself a favour and layer up on top. Resist the urge to go into full summer mode with shorts, a T shirt and sandals. Summer will be here soon enough, for now, be realistic. Take that hoodie and wear those socks- it’s better to be comfortable than look cool (and how cool will you really look then you’re huddled in a ball trying to stay warm?). Although you may be loving the warmth on that sun-drenched patio, you’ll be thankful for that hoodie when some cloud cover interrupts your exposure.
Comfort is #1
Unless you are at a bachelor/bachelorette party or heading to a formal function, ditch those stilettos and Armani suites. This is Whistler. Dressing comfortable and ready for the day’s adventure is essential. No one cares how much you paid for that handbag, who designed your shoes or how many crunches you needed to do in order to show off that six pack. Whistler is all about living and loving the outdoors- dressing for comfort enabling you to play in the elements is much more important than trying to fit in with the cool kids.
Don’t be scared to get dirty
If you’re clothes are clean you’re not having enough fun. Whether biking, boarding, hiking or [insert your adventure here], make sure you’re wearing attire that will allow you to play in the elements without worrying about a little bit of mud on your shoes. Save those fresh out of the box sneakers for a night out or a trip to Vancouver. People in Whistler aren’t judging you on your wardrobe choices, they’re more interested in your fun value and how you can add to the experience of the day.
Accessorize with Sunglasses
Sunglasses provide protection against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, they shield the eyes from flying debris but most of all they just make you look cooler. If you’re concerned about one fashion item in Whistler let it be your sunglasses. Find a pair that protect your eyes and represent your style. Mccoos Whistler has a great selection, and we can offer you 25% off all sunglasses with a Whistler Adventure Passport.
This simple yet profound guide to dressing for spring in Whistler will help eliminate unnecessary moments of discomfort, awkwardness and embarrassment this season. Whistler is a casual and laid back place, ditch the designer labels, sky high stilettos and fashion preconceptions in Vancouver and show up to Whistler ready for adventure, to get dirty and let your true self shine through your threds!
If you’re looking to play, eat, relax or shop while in Whistler (and we bet you’re doing at least one of these things!) make sure to get a Whistler Adventure Passport to save money while you’re here. With over $1000 of savings on some of the best tours, attractions, restaurants, clubs and stores in Whistler plus some super handy travel tips- don’t arrive in Whistler without one!