It’s a Spring Thing

It’s a Spring Thing

Spring is in the air!

One of the greatest things about living in Victoria is that we get to taste spring a little earlier than the rest of the country. As winter is still flexing its muscles in other parts, we are being treated to the budding promises of warmer days. Hillside Centre is here to help you embrace the giddy feeling we get as temps start to climb. From refreshing your patio to finding the perfect shoes to skip along the blossoming streets of Victoria, we’ve got everything you need to make this spring unforgettable and affordable. So, let’s dive into a world where the outdoors beckons, fashion blooms, and every day is an adventure!

Blooming Fashion: Spring Trends in 2024

Suzanne's | Linen Pants
Suzanne’s | Linen Pants

Spring fashion is all about embracing color, texture, and playful silhouettes. Take some fashion inspo from the star of the season; the sun! These bold yellow Linen pants from Suzanne’s are comfortable and envoke that easy, breezy vibe of the spring. With the above-the-ankle crop, they also provide a subtle transition into the world of capris pants that Vogue has stated are a 90’s trend that is making it’s way back into the fashion world.

Store windows are blooming with a resurgence of bold floral patterns, soft pastel hues, and statement-making maxi dresses. As always, don’t forget to ensure your closet has a versatile light jacket to cover you for the unpredictable spring weather. 

Step into Spring: Shoe Trends That Walk the Talk

Marshalls | Sandals
Marshalls | Sandals

With the arrival of spring, it’s time to pack away those heavy boots and step into something a little lighter. This springs’s shoe trends are a vibrant mix of comfort and style, featuring everything from bold, chunky sneakers to sleek or strappy sandals. Look out for playful prints, unexpected color combinations, and eco-friendly materials that not only look good, but feel good too. So many spring styles to explore at Marshall’s, Soft Moc, and Walk in Comfort.

Don’t forget to swap out that winter handbag for a a straw bag to complete that look of the season. 

Patio Perfection: Decor That Invites Sunshine

Walmart | Modular Outdoor Sofa
Walmart | Modular Outdoor Sofa

As the days grow longer and the flowers start to bloom, there’s no better time to revamp your outdoor space. Patio decor is all about creating a cozy, inviting space where you can soak up the sun, enjoy a cup of tea, or host a lively spring soirée. From whimsical wind chimes that sing with the breeze to chic furniture sets that marry comfort and style, your patio is about to become your favorite springtime retreat.

This season, we’re embracing the versatility of modular designs, allowing you to tailor your al fresco escape to fit any occasion. Our spotlight shines on the HOMETRENDS Deco Sol 3-Piece Patio Modular Sectional Set, a gem from Walmart that epitomizes affordable luxury. Its adaptability ensures your outdoor space is ever-ready, from tranquil mornings to lively evenings, without stretching your wallet. With the savings, why not sprinkle in some vibrant toss cushions for that final touch of panache? Your patio is poised to become the heart of springtime jubilation.

Ride into Spring: Bikes and Accessories for Every Explorer & Adventure

There’s something utterly joyful about feeling the spring wind in your hair as you pedal through the vibrant streets of Victoria.

Sport Chek | Cruiser Bike
Sport Chek | Cruiser Bike

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or looking to start a new hobby, Sport Chek, Canadian Tire and Walmart carry a range of bikes and bike accessories designed to fuel your adventures.

The best part is that Hillside’s Bike Valet is back for May 1, 2024. So you can cycle down, park in our secure bike parking, and focus your time on finding the right shoe for your backyard party! 

Hillside Centre is your go-to destination for all things spring. Our stores are bursting with fresh arrivals that promise to add a little extra sunshine to your life. If you prefer to browse from the comfort of your home, our online shop, with all the spring essentials, is just a click away, offering an extensive selection of patio decor, bikes and accessories, fashionable finds, and the trendiest shoes of the season. Embrace the beauty of spring with us—it’s a Spring Thing, after all!

Checking out our fabulous It’s a Spring Thing pedestals in centre and want to know where to find them? Head to these retailers:





Blue Display:

Bunny Slippers – Claire’s

Bunny Cup – Marshalls

Pink Clutch – Cleo

Placemats – Marshalls

Polka Dot Eggs – Global Village

Stanley Tumbler – Below The Belt

Pink Display:

Fairy Costume – Lizzy Lee & Me

Gold Shoes – Carter’s OshKosh

Jewellery Box – Lizzy Lee & Me

Yellow Display: 

Orange Sandals – Marshalls

Yellow Shoes – Walk in Comfort

Ducks – Bali Kiss

Mini Backpack – Bentley

Lemon Plate – Marshalls