Pacific Northwest: What I Wore

A couple of weeks ago, I went on an amazing trip with my family to Canada and Seattle. We explored parts of Vancouver Island, including Victoria and Nanaimo, and had the chance to do all of the touristy things in Seattle. But obviously the most important part of the trip was the clothes! Here’s a rundown of what I wore throughout the week.

Our first day of the trip was a travel day, so I needed to wear something comfortable and easy to move around in, but still fashionable. I threw on a pair of my trusty light wash Levi’s and a pink Golf le Fleur shirt, a piece from the Tyler the Creator and Converse collaboration. To finish off this look, I went for my new pair of tan suede Vans Old Skools that provided both comfort and a bit of skate style to my outfit.

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The next day we were bumming around downtown Victoria, BC and got to go on a whale watching tour (we actually saw some!) So, I had a chance to layer for the different temperatures throughout the day. Since I knew we were going to the Pacific Northwest, I wanted to create a cohesive color scheme for the entire trip that matched the surroundings, but also provided a way to mix and match different outfits throughout my time there. To do so, I stayed within shades of navy, green, and tans (save for my pink shirt) and brought denim pieces to help balance it all out. With that said, this next outfit featured a pair of thrifted, forest green trousers that I wore with a simple navy striped shirt from the Gap and a navy overshirt from Pull & Bear. My new Vans completed the look and I was off to go see some whales!

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Next up, ADVENTURE DAY! This was one of the days I was most excited about for the entire trip. We were heading further north up the coast of Vancouver Island, past a town called Nanaimo to a provincial park called Cathedral Grove. Here, they have an old growth forest filled with Douglas Firs that are hundreds of feet tall. Since it was a fairly active day, I chose to wear a pair of custom denim shorts from Jeans by Keely (use code ‘JACKSON’ for 15% off!), a simple green t shirt, a new windbreaker/anorak from Columbia that actually folds up into a carrying pouch, and some grey Teva sandals.

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For our final day in Canada, I of course had to wear a Canadian tuxedo. Since the Pacific Northwest has a more temperate climate, I opted to wear denim shorts with a tan short sleeve tee and my Levi’s denim jacket on top. I kept this look simple as it was another day spent in the car driving around and going on some light hikes, so I needed to be comfortable, but also mobile. I finished this look off with my black Converse high tops and called it a day.

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Time for Seattle! In keeping with the color scheme I created, for our first sightseeing day in Seattle, I chose to wear the dark green chinos again, this time with a simple navy top from Topman and a thrifted corduroy Levi’s trucker jacket. When I bought the jacket, I was unsure if the size would be too much, but I think that it is just the right amount of oversized to make it work. This outfit was perfect for spending a day roaming around Seattle and seeing sights such as the Space Needle, the Public Market, the Chihuly Gardens, and the equally disgusting and cool ‘Gum Wall.’

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Finally, it would not be a complete trip without a quick stop to some thrift stores! Seattle had a crazy amount of thrift stores and cute boutiques that were filled with some awesome stuff. I found this yellow and blue striped, 70s button up and a horizontally ribbed white shirt at this amazing thrift store called the Fremont Vintage Mall. I loved that both gave off summer vibes and pushed me outside of my comfort zone with both of them being white.

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Hope you enjoyed my roundup of what I wore on my trip! If you have a great outfit from a recent trip of yours, tag me on Instagram and use #connexionstyle.

Until next time!

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4 comments on “Pacific Northwest: What I Wore

  1. […] Some of my favorite revere collar shirts are a mix of both vintage and new. While my newer pieces are often found at stores such as ASOS or Zara, thrifting for these pieces is one of the most fun things. Since revere collars have been in fashion since the 1960s and 1970s, you can find quality made shirts for relatively inexpensive prices. I picked up my two vintage finds in thrift stores in Minneapolis and Seattle. […]

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