In some parts of Canada, it’s warm and sunny and summer is well on its way. And then there’s Vancouver, and I seriously thought about putting my flannel sheets back on the bed last night. I am so tired of being cold and I’m chomping at the bit to wear something other than a sweater.
I’m still wearing clothes with a lot of coverage, but in lighter weights. This maxi skirt came from H&M four years ago; I seem to take exceptionally good care of my clothes because they seem to last forever. It’s a little bit more effort, but the majority of my clothes get hung to dry and I use a liquid fabric softener in the wash. Trust me, liquid fabric softener makes a huge difference for air-dried clothes.
Navy maxi skirt
I’m wearing this skirt at the skinniest part of my waist, and it goes all the way to the floor. This skirt is very forgiving and it’s nice and swishy. In the summer, I wear this skirt with a bustier tank and strappy sandals and it’s a great casual look. The long skirt also looks great with a crop top – loose or fitted, and like today, with a button up blouse that I’ve chosen to knot in the front rather than tuck in. I know I harp on repurposing clothes and trying new outfit combinations a lot, but I own today’s maxi skirt in three different colours and I wear them with so many different tops to create unique looks and they’ve been a spring/summer/fall staple in my wardrobe for years.
The blouse came from H&M last month. I’ve rolled up the cuffs and knotted it in the front, otherwise this outfit looks a little too Edwardian School Teacher, which is cool, but it’s not the look I’m going for. I doubt Edwardian school teachers wore polka dots, anyway. The structured top brings a nice balance to the free-flowing skirt.
WELCOME, SPRING! And May the Fourth be with you to all my nerds. I won’t be posting one of these every day, because believe it or not, I repeat outfits from time to time.
I’d like to introduce one of my style uniforms: the t-shirt and skater skirt. You will see this repeated a lot in different colours and textures, because I know this outfit always works for me.
Friends, I am not very tall. I know I look tall in pictures but that is pure MAGIC! I top out at 5’3″. I lucked out; I’m nicely proportioned and I seem to photograph well.
Regardless, this outfit looks great on everyone. Update 10:44am- I’ve been put in my place.
T-shirt with little gold dots
My t-shirt came from Simons last season, and it’s a lightweight cotton with subtle gold dots. I think mixing textures and prints makes an outfit more interesting. At times I’ve probably gone too far and I’ve verged on tacky, but oh well. If tacky is the worse thing that is said about me on a given day, I don’t mind.
Blush lace overlay skirt
My skirt is from a few seasons ago, and it’s from the Talula line at Aritzia. I also have this skirt in ivory. I’m wearing it quite high on my waist, but if I wore a more fitted top I could wear it sitting on my hips and that would give me more length to work with.
Rose gold flats
I’ve paired my ensemble with rose gold Vanessa Wu flats from Simons, $79, purchased on the weekend.
This outfit looks pretty cute with a cropped, light wash denim jacket with the sleeves rolled up. For a bit of added warmth, I’m wearing nude nylons.
See you tomorrow, maybe?