How to dress for a windstorm

The wind may have been blowing a lot of snow in Ottawa, but the city has already seen a major change in the way people dress.

“Windsor is getting a lot more casual, a lot less blazers and suits,” says Amanda Pryce, who runs a clothing shop in the city.

“There’s a lot fewer ties and a lot shorter skirts.”

“I’m getting really relaxed in a blazer and a tie, and it’s a bit more casual.”

Pryce says the casual dress trend is starting to affect her business, but she says the trend is not as strong in the larger cities.

“We have a lot younger people coming in and we have people who are more comfortable in their clothes and more comfortable with the weather,” she says.

“I think it’s great that people are still looking for a more relaxed, casual look.”

Phew!

The wind has not yet caused major damage to the city, but there are still a few lingering concerns.

“The winds are still whipping, so we have to be prepared,” says Pryce.

“If you’re in a hurry, you might not have a jacket, or you might want to wear a sweater, because you won’t be able to get to the shop to get a jacket.”

It’s a good thing Ottawa has a lot to do before it’s too late, as this weekend is set to be an incredibly busy one for outdoor enthusiasts.