Days on end of glorious, summery weather can make Vancouverites kind of giddy. Like, really giddy. It's easy to forget how sorry and soggy we were only a few weeks ago when the cherry trees are in bloom, the sun sets a little later each evening and twilight lasts a little longer, and a pair of sunglasses--not an umbrella!--becomes the accessory of choice.
All this sunshine is making me crave easy, low-maintenance living. Instead of elaborate meals, I make simple salads with avocado for lunch and dinner. Evening yoga classes trump going out. And instead of artful layers and carefully considered outfits, I've been on a "back to basics" kick lately, wearing basics (like a white blouse and nude wedges) with one statement piece (like a pair of polka dot trousers) and a few accessories.
Of course, the key to making this approach work is having versatile basics like this Anine Bing blouse. Soft to the touch and drapey, I'm looking forward to wearing it untucked with skinny trousers, belted over tailored shorts, tucked into pencil skirts--the options are endless.
As the weather warms up, do you find your style getting simpler? Or do your outfits become more elaborate?