April showers bring May flowers, but first we must brave the notoriously unpredictable spring weather in Coastal Virginia. Preparation is the best defense, so suit up to face the wind and rain–I promise it will have been worth it when the sun comes back out. In the meantime, versatility and functionality are your primary objectives. Keep it neutral, and pieces like these, available at local shops, will fit seamlessly into your spring wardrobe.
Burberry/Vintage Trench Coat | $550
This timeless trench is vintage Burberry, and it looks chic with everything. Wear it in the fall and winter, then zip out the wool lining and breeze through the spring.
Double Take Consignment (Virginia Beach)
Kuhl/Weekender Tight | $89
Quick-dry pants aren’t just for the gym! These performance leggings can be dressed up or down, whether you’re going to work or going for a hike. Water-resistant FTW.
Great Outdoor Provision Company (Virginia Beach)
Sam Edelman/Laguna Waterproof Chelsea Boot | $170
There are so many cute boots to choose from this season, so I’ll make it simple: get the ones that are waterproof. Comfy and practical, with a very on-trend lug sole.
The Shoe Attic (Williamsburg)
Tom Beckbe/Field Hat | $135
A true classic, this unisex hat has a 2.5” brim to protect you from the rain, and it’s made of waxed cotton shelter cloth—rugged, waterproof and crushable for packing.
Beecroft & Bull (Virginia Beach)
Bagging It Up
Carhartt/Vernon Cross-body Bag | $55
Anything from Carhartt is destined for durability. This unisex cross-body has an eco-friendly waterproof coating, and it’s big enough for your phone + essentials.
Commonwealth (Virginia Beach)