Many Scandinavians retire to their summer houses and family cabins by the sea as the warmer months approach. Wear a Scandi take on cottage core style fashionably this late spring and early summer, implementing trends such as colourful crochet and relaxed fits for soothing, al fresco days in the countryside.

While the days and nights are bright, long and often sunny, spring and summer by the ocean in Scandinavia can be chilly. Therefore, a windproof jacket is essential. Wear a utility jacket for working in the garden or for long, fresh walks on the beach. Perfectly paired with relaxed cotton shorts, making you prepared come rain or shine.
Mads Nørgaard, Utility Bo jacket, €239
Canvas Perley shorts, €119

www.madsnorgaard.com

Boat Shoes, or sailor shoes as they are also known, with soft leather and durable rubber soles, are a wardrobe classic. Versatile, and the perfect fusion between sporty and sharp, they are ideal for all warmer weather occasions in the coming months.
Vinny’s, Aztec boat shoe, €240
www.vinnysthevibe.com

A short-sleeved shirt is great for warmer days. Choose a light cotton fabric, like this one from Danish Mark Kenly Domino Tan, offering three buttons for a relaxed fit.
Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Sidney shirt, €180
www.mkdtstudio.com

Family cabins in the Nordics often have a so-called ‘cabin sweater’. It is usually a wool jumper worn by family members of all generations – exclusively at the cottage. The jumper remains at the cabin all year and is suitable for anyone, any day, for all occasions. This unisex thick-ribbed jumper in a sandy beige from Swedish Hope Stockholm is a perfect choice for now and forever.
Hope, Burly sweater, €230
www.hope-sthlm.com

Fashion Diary: May 2022

Fashion Diary: May 2022

Swedish Hasbeens are trailblazers as far as clogs go. Inspired by traditional Swedish wood and leather clogs, Swedish Hasbeens bring new life to the iconic 1970s style. Wear the clogs with wool socks, a knitted sweater and a dress, or flared jeans and a crochet top for a ‘70s feel this season. Who said clogs can’t be comfy?
Swedish Hasbeens, Nature clogs, €180
www.swedishhasbeens.com

Opt for a versatile, loosely fitted dress for hazy days picking flowers in the garden, sported with a crochet top and wellies for the ultimate cottage look. This wrap dress from Danish MKDT Studio in a cotton and linen mix both offers comfort and looks cute.

Mark Kenly Domino Tan:
Diara dress, €480
Cotton shirt, €180
Cotton skirt, €220

www.mkdtstudio.com

Thankfully the sun has returned to the north, and bright, long days call for a hat to protect the skin and eyes from the beaming sunlight. A woven straw hat takes you through spring and summer looking chic, when saltwater and lack of a proper shower take a toll on the hair after a few days at the cabin.
By Malene Birger, Strawa hat, €80
www.bymalenebirger.com

Crochet in all shades and patterns is coming for the warmer weather. A crochet top offers a joyful touch and is also an excellent transitional piece for the days between spring and summer. This cotton crochet top from Danish Tour Lava is great to throw over a shirt to give the look structure, or to dress down a maxi dress or wear as a top with a pair of trousers, shorts or a skirt. Hand crocheted in Italy.
Tour Lava, Bell crochet top, €270
www.tour-lava.com

Fashion Diary: May 2022

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