Summer holidaying in the Nordics means refreshing morning swims, rain hats for moody afternoon showers, and soft garments for daft, long summer days enjoyed outdoors.

Sweater by Soft Goat

A plain o-neck with regular fit knitted in 100 per cent cashmere is a year-round wardrobe staple. The light softness of the cashmere is as suitable for Nordic summer days as when the temperature drops. We love this ‘sea foam’ hue for summer – and you can add a personal monogram with your initials!

O-neck in Sea Foam, €265

Bathrobe by Myyk

Norwegian brand Myyk makes the softest bedding and bathrobes too. This unisex terry cotton with a hoodie is the perfect option post-swim as it is warm and fast drying.

Bathrobe in Pistasjgrønn €150

Shirt by Sunflower

Talking of transitional wardrobe staples, ease into summer style with a linen shirt. Danish brand Sunflower comes with this offering in a light linen/cotton mix, classic relaxed fit and checkered pattern.

Spacey LS Shirt, €256

Swimming briefs by Samsøe Samsøe

Shorts for dips in the sea, that can be worn to and from the shore too? Yes, please. These from Samsøe feature side and zipped pockets and come in several summer-appropriate colours.

Moses Swim Shorts, €50

Scandinavian Fashion Diary: July 2023

Hat by FWSS

In Norwegian, this kind of hat, a traditional fisherman’s hat, is called ‘sydvest’, which translates to southwest. The Norwegian brand FWSS has made a contemporary version in water-repellent cotton to keep you dry from showers, whether you are out sailing or in the city.

Sydvest Vintage Khaki, €100

Knit by Julie Josephine

The Aria sweater from Oslo-based Julie Josephine is knitted in a 50/50 blend of Italian wool and cotton. It’s cut for a loose fit featuring a turtleneck, and the summery stripe pattern works great with white trousers, shorts, or over the shoulders or a summer dress. Plus, it is cozy enough to keep you comfy and warm for breezy summer nights by the sea.

Aria Knit Stripe, €320

Crochet bikini by Samsøe Samsøe

Crochet is an everlasting summer trend. This summer, try a cotton crochet bikini. This one from Danish Samsøe works as a little top worn with denim shorts to and from the beach, with a long, flowy skirt, or just for sunbathing.

Uni top, €50

Scandinavian Fashion Diary: July 2023

Dress by House of Dagmar

Knitted in a brushed organic cotton yarn, this sleeveless dress from the Swedish brand House of Dagmar is the ultimate Scandi summer staple. Perfect for when it’s hot out, and equally great for chillier days with a light knit thrown over. Classy enough for the city, but soft to lounge in, lying in the hammock in the garden on lazy summer afternoons.

Wide Rib Dress, €470

Scandinavian Fashion Diary: July 2023

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