On a rainy day, scattered clouds line the Pacific Northwest, and the mysterious, come-closer vibe is there. In the Autumn season, it’s almost always raining. Living in Vancouver, BC has taught me always to be ready for the weather changing and wearing layers for the Autumn season. With precipitation and colder temperature in the forecast, these are my recommendations for dressing for an Autumn day in the Pacific Northwest!
Layering allows you to wear something other than a single thick sweater to stay warm. I have nothing against thick sweaters and in fact, love them, but when it gets too hot, they are a pain. Also enables you to be fashionable with mixing up some pieces in your wardrobe. I am wearing a denim button up and it can easily be swapped out with a plaid or chambray shirt.
This puffer has been incredibly useful all year round. During the colder months, I layer it under my shell, and it becomes a makeshift down waterproof jacket.
Everyone needs a quality pair of denim. I am a firm believer in functional and practical clothing; this is a staple to have in your closet. Paired with a cozy sweater, white button up or t-shirt, the outfit rotations are endless.
The PNW has some pretty amazing coastlines. Said coastlines are muddy when it rains, and the constant drizzle during the season means muddy shoes. Having a pair of rain-boots or water resistant shoes made for trails and cities is ideal. I am wearing my Danner Mountain Pass boots. I also I wore them to Iceland in this post here.
Water Resistant Outerwear
There will times when you will not have an umbrella with you. The weather forecast looks clear, and out of nowhere, raindrops are falling everywhere! Having a waterproof shell with a hood works for many outfits and occasions. I wear this jacket during my rainy day commutes, hikes and as seen above.
I hope the tips above help you put your outfit together for an Autumn day in the Pacific Northwest. Let me know it goes in the comments below!
Thanks for reading,