Do you often dream of organising your closet? Or how much easier it would be if it was filled only with things you wanted to wear? Getting dressed is a lot easier once you get rid of all the things you might wear that some day, you know never comes around. But what should your wardrobe consist of then? If you truly want a closet full of go-to fashion uniforms that will make your life not only easy but stylish, then it’s worth directing your eyes a little east over the water to our neighboring Swedes. In the land of IKEA and fika, they also know how to dress - really well indeed. In Sweden the approach to fashion is less is more. In fact, you would think it’s a sin for them to overdress. They even have their own word for it - lagom - not too much, not too little, but just enough. Lagom indicates all from how much milk should go in your coffee to social codes of never taking the last piece of cake. When it comes to fashion it implies getting items that will allow your style to stand out just enough. Here’s the pieces you need to lagom your closet.
A classic coat that works with every outfit is a must-have. Go for one that will work well for transitioning between seasons. In this case, you can always layer it up or down according to the weather. Choose a neutral color you won’t get tired of, or get two so you have something to choose between.
A white shirt is anything but boring if you choose the right one. Make sure the fit suits you and look for details or quirky contrasts. It might be colored buttons, asymmetrical lengths or an overpropotioned collar. Swedish Totême is a master in white shirts with a twist, but it's also worth giving brands such as Ganni, Blanche and Sandro a look.
Shopping for jeans is no easy task, and it can without a doubt test the patience of most. But taking the time to find the brand and model that fits your body perfectly is definitely worth the while. A pair of well-fitted blue jeans is one of those items that will follow you for years. Looking for a short-cut? Book a slot with our personal shoppers who can help find your match.
A beautiful silk scarf could be the detail you’re missing, and there are numerous ways of adding it to your outfit. The obvious is to tie it around your neck, adding a bit of color and personality. But you could also wrap it around your hair, tie it as a belt or even around the your bag strap. With endless possibilities, this is where you get playful with your personal style.
You really don’t need much more than one good carry-all bag to keep your essentials. In true lagom style, find yourself a classic you will treasure for years. Whether you’re hunting for a tote, shoulder bag or just a simple purse - there’s endless options that both meet your needs and elevate your style.