1. panama hat | 2. isabel marant scarf | 3. balenciaga city bag | 4. matt bernson gladiator sandals
when the weather warms up, i start defaulting to a few key accessories that serve multiple functions throughout the week/weekend. a relaxed, slouchy bag that can hold everything but isn't heavy. comfy flat sandals that can go from day to night. a hat, because there's nothing cooler than a girl wearing a hat strolling down a sunny city sidewalk. and a little scarf that will take the place of a light jacket or cardigan when you're dashing in and out of air-conditioned temperate zones.
a note on the balenciaga city: it's a 2007 chevre, which to me in Balenciaga-world equals vintage, as they don't make 'em in chevre anymore! since the new year, i've been doing a gradual edit and sold a few of my bags and found this one second-hand. i was quite skeptical of the Balenciaga city bag several years ago, but now that i have one i've found that it's surprisingly functional (very spacious!) and easy to carry. the chevre leather is much more durable than the current lambskin ones in stores (yes, there IS a big difference). i just sling it over my shoulder and go. no fuss, easy to get in and out of, just great.
what are your key accessories for spring?