How many times have you stared at the feeds of scandinavian bloggers, wondering.....just wondering how they all can appear to be so innately chic....
This laid back light take on country house chic which characterizes the scandinavian look, is rather surprisingly easy to recreate. Be rest assured my friends that a six foot plus height, piercing blue eyes and hair the color of spun gold is not an essential requirement to becoming Scandi chic.
The key elements here are;
:Chunky chunky, oh so chunky cable knit.
:Durable hard wearing clothes in leather, denim and corduroy.
:Sense of adventure and some knowledge of a few Scandinavian design houses, otherwise enough time to trudge through ebay...
With print, I find that the secret here is just the ability to have fun, from flowers to fruits and leopard print nothing is left out. Always done in an understated fashion, ensuring simplicity reigns.
Did this surprise me? Sure!!! as my pre-conceived vision of scandinavian chic was always in monochrome with shades of grey to the lightest of blues.
An ode to the scandinavian way of life-harsh weather conditions and fishing tradition has wonderfully led to the most beautiful leather pieces which are absolute icons to be worn and cherished, only to get better with each wear.
So are we Scandinavian yet? Well hopefully somewhat more, as I've just demonstrated how easy it is to build that chic capsule wardrobe, designed purely for comfort. Layering up or down to match the season.
Guaranteed to give the impression of effortless style.
Simply created with a good chunky knit, printed piece, plus some leather/jeans or cords. Interestingly enough, items we all have in our wardrobes with surplus authentic examples on ebay too.
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