Most people have vetoed Vancouver because it just seems like we can’t get our sartorial shit together. While there is some truth to this, it’s legit my job to find the cool that exists within the city. Vancouver is where I live, and Street Scout the most, so I have to embrace the local style…the interesting characters that cross my path…the magic in the everyday…I have to work with it as opposed to against it. It’s no different than any other city I visit (Portland is hipster, I embrace it…New York is intense…I embrace it). I can’t change it so I have to find the beauty in the little moments…and capture them.
But when it comes to Vancouver, what makes us unique? After observing outfit after outfit after outfit, I’ve developed an eye for the accessible and effortlessness that IS Vancouver…and I do so instead of just rolling my eyes along with everyone else when conversations come up about how “uncool” we are. (Ok, maybe I do it sometimes..but I’m trying not to 🙂 ). It just so happens that I know a ton of local people that know what’s up when it comes to style…so that kinda helps.
This ain’t New York..or Montreal..or Paris..but we have our own steeze. We are effortless AF, which is a good reminder that great style is always within our reach. Even if it means wearing a uniform…after all, I do…and I feel great in it. In fact, as a friend of mine put it, anyone who has truly defined their style is a creature of habit. We find what works for us and we stick with it because accessible and effortless feels damn good.
What would you say the “style” of your city is? Does your style fit into the “norm” of your city?
Ahead I’m sharing my latest street style snaps from Vancouver. Hope you enjoy perusing Vancouver’s accessible style..and maybe you’ll even find a little outfit inspiration!