Fashion Diary – March 2020
Text: Ingrid Opstad | Press photos
It is that time of year again, when the sun seems to finally start shining a little bit brighter, the birds can be heard singing, flowers are blooming, and new beginnings are in sight. With this seasonal shift, we look at how you can make a stylish transition into spring by adding a few new yet timeless fashion staples to your wardrobe.
We’ve officially entered ‘should I wear a jacket’ season, when one moment you need one and the next it’s too hot. The answer is this elegant trench coat from Norwegian brand Tom Wood. It is easy to throw over your smart outfit, but just as easy to throw over your arm once the sun comes out. Closed and paired with heels, it can also be worn as a dress.
Tom Wood, ‘Tide’ trench coat, £343
Mads Nørgaard’s iconic thermo jacket for men, the Quilt Janus, has been in its collections for many years and never changed, which truly makes it a timeless classic. The jacket has a tight fit and is lightly padded – perfect for the wayward Scandinavian weather.
Mads Nørgaard, ‘Quilt Janus’ jacket, approx £116
Simple and sustainable, the LIV earrings from Arctic Fox & Co are the perfect high-polished hoops. With a unique structure, this stand-out pair creates a timeless elegance designed for everyday wear. Style these edgy hoops with anything from smart office attire to glamorous evening wear.
Arctic Fox & Co, ‘LIV’ earrings, £30
For decades now, Swedish brand Saddler has been designing, manufacturing and selling fashion accessories that can be worn every day. This classy computer bag in high-quality leather is perfect for work or travel. It has an interior compartment that holds a 13-inch laptop, as well as pockets both front and back, and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap.
Saddler, ‘James’ computer bag, £139
A classic pair of Chelsea boots is a great staple in any fashion conscious wardrobe, and the perfect shoe to see you into spring as it goes with most outfits. The Freja boot from Swedish brand Primeboots in cognac cow’s leather is handmade in Spain. Made to last, they are sure to remain a solid favourite in years to come.
Primeboots, ‘Freja’ boots, approx £247
Walk into spring with a pair of new, minimal trainers from COS. With an edge-coated toe-seam detail and a classic lace-up design, these leather trainers are an updated take on an everyday classic.
COS, leather sneakers, £89
For the perfect office style this season, we look at Swedish brand Boomerang and its simple, smart Nordic approach. Team up a slightly oversized shirt with a pair of well-tailored wool trousers for a timeless and classic look, which can be enhanced with a few carefully selected accessories.
Boomerang, ‘Joanna’ shirt, £95
Boomerang, ‘Ditte’ trousers, £119
For a casual and comfortable yet stylish look this spring, Livid has the answer. By combining a Japanese approach to textile and construction with a contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic, focusing on materiality, form and texture, the Norwegian brand’s new collection is full of Scandinavian apparel inspired by Japanese finesse. We love this floral shirt made of a light and airy fabric, paired with these high-waist, loose, straight trousers.
Livid, ‘Elliot Japan Floral’ shirt, £145
Livid, ‘Barnes Japan Mid Brown’ trousers, £135
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