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Fall: What you really need in your wardrobe

It’s not always easy to know what to wear during those in-between seasons. Warm afternoons, yet frosty mornings, torrential downpours and strong winds…How should you dress when the weather can turn at any moment? We’ve got a list of essentials to have in your wardrobe so you can face the temperature changes with flair this fall.

A compact raincoat

Fall in Quebec is, admittedly, pretty much our rainy season. To truly appreciate its trademark intoxicating colours and resist the urge to run for cover every time rain is falling form the sky, it’s imperative to have a raincoat you can bring along wherever the wind takes you. The best models are those that are compact, have an adjustable hood, and from which raindrops fall like water off a duck’s back.

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A light softshell

Doubling as windbreakers, light, softshell jackets won’t hold up against heavy rain, but will keep you dry during humid days thanks for their ultra-breathable material. The many technical characteristics of this type of material allow for it to be worn during any season, on its own or in a multilayer style, depending on the activity or level of comfort desired. If you don’t already have one of these outdoor-fan favourites in your wardrobe, go snatch one up to feel the difference it makes!

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A polar fleece sweater

Contrary to its name, the polar fleece sweater is usually made of synthetic polyester. Though it isn’t water or windproof, it is definitely the most comfortable baselayer during the colder months and can even be worn indoors on stormy days. More breathable than cotton, it dries quickly after a sports activity and is an ideal second skin when the mercury drops.

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Convertible pants

Since Mother Nature can sometimes be temperamental during the fall season, the famous cargo pants that can be converted into shorts are extremely practical. Often water and even tear resistant, soft, and equipped with large pockets, they’ll allow you to jump in a pile of leaves, close up the pool, or go a fall hike in perfect comfort!

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Rain boots

The new star of chilly days, the rain boot has made a grand comeback and is offered in a variety of shapes and colours. It’s enough to make anyone want to jump in some puddles! Think about selecting a size that’s slightly larger than your normal shoe size if you are planning to wear thicker socks and opt for a lighter model if your feet have a tendency to sweat. Whether it be for walking in the city or to go pumpkin picking, what’s certain is that good outdoor footwear is a wardrobe must for the transition seasons for
water-resistance no matter what you’re up to.

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