If you have followed me for a while you know that I like to call myself a style chameleon. I have a lot of different styles depending on mood and season. I think it’s important to have fun with fashion and don’t feel stuck with one style just because you’ve always dressed that way! I like matching things that don’t really go together and making it work. I’m also very fond of colourful outfits & accessories but all black looks are close to my heart too.
When I was a toddler my mother dressed me in beautiful dresses and hats and people said that I looked like a little doll. Little did my mother and father knew that I soon would start to wear anything than beautiful and girly dresses.
I grew up in beautiful Sweden and in my younger years most of my friends were boys. I think they influenced my style a lot. I was quite a wild child. I loved to climb trees, jumping on everything, running in stone stairs with roller blades on and going fast down the hills with my bike or roller blades. I was a tomboy and I wanted to dress like all the cool skater boys. A typical outfit for me was a big t-shirt with a ‘cool’ print, big loose pants, an oversized sweater (usually borrowed from my big brother) and a cap with some basketball or hockey team logo on. Some of my absolutely favourite outfits were oversized dungarees and playsuits. I went so far with the tomboy thing that a little girl asked me on one of the school discos if I was a boy or a girl. With my wicked humor I of course answered with a dark voice ‘’I’m a boy’’, her face lit up and she asked me if I wanted to dance with her (I then told her that I actually was a girl but offered my friend to her instead).
My family was asking themselves when this little blonde, big eyed girl would start to wear dresses or at least something girly??
When I was around 11 I started to wear a bit of more girly outfits and in my early teenage years I kind of wore what’s in fashion right now (tight cropped tops, tights with bell bottom legs, mini skirts, logo sweaters and chokers) I still loved to match my cropped tops with baggy pants though..
In my late teenage years I sewed a lot of my dresses myself and I loved a body contour dress or a skirt/top set and high heels. I always dressed up a lot when we were out clubbing and a lot of times I also sewed a matching bag or hat to my outfits.
When I moved to New York City and continued my Fashion Design studies I notice how not only me but all my colourful friends suddenly started to get much more down dressed and dark toned in our choice of clothing. We slowly turned into one with the fashion district of New York. Leather tights, t-shirts, skinny jeans, cozy knitted sweaters, jumpsuits and tank tops in mostly black, grey, denim and white slowly took over my wardrobe. I mixed my new style with a bit more colourful treasures from different parts of the world.
After 4 years in NYC I moved to Tokyo and once again found my girly, colourful and fun side. I think I wore jeans maybe 10 times tops over a 3 year period and I was living in dresses, skirts, playsuits, jumpsuits, fun jackets, happy hairstyles and weird accessories.
I’m excited to see what will happen with my style now when I’m back in Sweden after 7 years abroad. Lately I’ve noticed that I like and feel comfortable in the kind of styles that reminds me of my younger years. I once heard that if you’re unsure of your style and what you really like just look back to your childhood and see what you loved to wear at that time. What did you like to wear when you were a kid or a teenager?
As for my style I can really see that the love I had for playsuits and colors have followed me over the years. A lot of jumpsuits in all kinds of styles and colors, cropped tops and both fancy and casual dresses have moved into my wardrobe again. This super cute H&M jumpsuit is a good example of my love for jumpsuits and eye-catching patterns ♥
I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend!