Midsummer is like Christmas up here in Sweden, sometimes the temperature is literally the same as in December. Everybody is outside, dressing up in cliché summer dresses, flowers in our hair - basically your Dolce&Gabbana parade but the Swedish way. And we love it.
So happy the longest day of the year!
On top of my priority list right is to oooz Kate Moss style by fall, at latest. I feel like that is on our lists pretty often and off course who wouldn't want to be as cool-I-don't-care-cool...? Latest print on or list is leopard by the way, I you want to be extra trendy for fall make sure to buy a leo-coat. Latest pattern-print-mix on our lists is leo+tiny polkadots. I am so definitely going for that!
Images from the Kate Moss for Equipment collection.
Hottest right now is to walk around like you're in your lingeris - Or your night gown. So technically you can sleep and work in the same outfit. And I promise nobody will know the difference. Or no let me rephrase that. If you have a "normal" job people are gonna stare, but then again if you read this blog they probably already do. Right? If you have a job filled with fashion-peeps, nobody will know the difference.
Right now this trend is apparently on sale, at least this silky number at Mango. But according to my antennas you can catch this silk dress on sale and wear for a long time. The lingeris trend is not going anywhere.
So since I live in Scandi you have to count some rain when planning your summer wardrobe. We all know I love playing with contrasts while getting dressed and with a little summer rain I get to do that. Don't get me wrong I am not encouraing the rain but in-between-season weather is honestly the - Fashion wise. So the best way to wear a shirt dress while the Scandi-summer is at its worst is to pair it with a hooded coat.
And btw - Best color combo right now. Pink & Burgundy!
A must-have for summer is definitely everything straws. It is the perfect contrast, wearing a straw bag while big-city-lifeing it. And regarding the bathing suit even I might be convinced that it is actually a good idea, even though your tan will suffer. Either way it is the perfect piece to wear as a top matching it with your favorite denim...
Kitten heels. Culottes. Fringes. And rope!
The most boring and preppy pieces are striped - I'm thinking that lawyer-look with a striped shirt and a pencil skirt. Cause I have this thing where I never ever can look "plain" (it has to be a circus) for a very long time I couldn't wear stripes.
Now times have changed. I can't get enough of them stripes! But off course I wont wear just a stripes shirt and be happy with that. The circus is going so I'll mix and match stripes in different colours and directions.
So the lesson with this seasons stripes is to wear as many striped items as you can handle (don't forget that you can tie a stripes in your waist on top of stripes). And mix colours and directions on the stripes!
In short: Stripe AF!
I love this fringed (or are these fringes?) top. It's the kind of top you can throw on to anything, on any occasion, and be cool. Wardrobe staples like that are not only "good to have" for me, it's a survival instinct. You know I have wardrobe crisis every day and I need to look "fashionista" every day, This fact makes me sooo stressed - So tops like this are perfect when I have about 10 sec in the morning to get dressed in a cool way.
Guess which t-shirt all of the fashionistas wil be wearing come next season? Or maybe even now… Off course the one Karl Lagerfeld made for Chanels Cruise show in Cuba. I by the way have even more cravings for Havanna than I did before - I see myself there living my Dirty-Dancing-Dream.
And I wonder where one might get a hold of them t-shirts?
The weather in Scandi has been awesome and I've been debuting my spring styles the whole week. And my latest are low heeled mules and my little net bag. The net bag was like a match made in heaven for my touch-down-take-off in Berlin.
Sometimes the most important things in an outfit are the little details. You know when you whole look falls apart when you have to take off your shoes? Or when you have the perfect pair of earring to complete your look and you loose one during the evening… Tha horrors!
On the other hand you also have the details within the outfit, like the way you turk your shirt in or the way ypu wear your jacket. And I know "normal" people often think that there's only one way to wear a jacket… But we know that that's not true!
When in Rome, right? So my little netbag is representing the Berlin-version of me. I actually packed my docs in case I need to get in to the super-rad Berlin club Berghain, and this tidy little number I have on here is way too put together. But works excellent when you're just hanging out sipping redbull-vodkas. When in Berlin, right?
So since the Scandi-cold isn't going anywhere and you're super eager to start wearing your spring outfits, you have to get creative. First step is to learn to wear socks in your shoes, a true life saver when you're cold. Another thing is to invest in a light yet warm coat that you can wear over your spring outfit. Like this one from Acne, a true dream!
Doctor Martens often suffer to get pigeon holed, mostly by me, but maybe by some of you out there as well…? I don't know whether it is that they've always belonged to the punk-peeps or because maybe I just never saw myself wearing them.
Now that I finally got to the point where I love them I obviously had to go for the more extreme ones. No, why go for the classics?! I chose the ones with the chunkiest sole there was. And I feel so bad-ass wearing them, probably cause I've been pigeon-holing them my entire life. Now when I wear them I feel like one of the cool-bad-ass gang.