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Rainy day essentials, but make it fashion.
In a precipitation-heavy fall, you have two choices: one, hide away, emerging from your preferred site of hibernation only for the occasional pumpkin-flavoured pint. Or, two, embrace the wetideally, with smart, water-resistant wardrobe picks that don't compromise a drop of style for defence against torrential downpours and unpredictable drizzles alike.
Take cover with Rains check Boonie hat ($50), which features a wide military-inspired brim and secure chinstrap to ensure you stay dry amid strong winds and any last-minute dashes for the bus. rains.com
If you cant beat the rain, sport itpreferably with this limited-edition umbrella ($50) by Vancouver-based Westerly Goods, which is splashed with a cool raindrop print captured by local photographer Stephen Vanasco. shop.walrushome.com
Minimalist Japanese craftsmanship meets breezy West Coast cool in the Sil Sacoche waist bag ($160) from Tokyo-based street-meets-outdoor label And Wander. Two hiking carabiners allow you to adjust how low the pouch hangs for the perfect fit. deadstock.ca
Grey camo goes swimmingly with Vancouver's gloomy skiesespecially when the pattern adorns Maharishi's Camo Tech reversible track pants ($204), which are crafted from a durable nylon ripstop for protection against the elements. deadstock.ca
The Group by Babaton's Lou trench coat ($198) is at once timeless and of the moment, thanks to its relaxed double-breasted fit and flashy wax-coated bronze hue. Inspector Gadget, but make it fashion. aritzia.com
The Stutterheim Chelsea Rainwalker boot ($215) ensures puddles are no problem with its flexible, natural-rubber construction. The classic (and unisex!) shape makes them apropos when the sun decides to make an appearance come noon. rebeccabree.com