Sitting idly on the train today, I noticed that everyone – including me – was dressed almost identically. Black jacket, trousers, bag and ankle boots. Then a man got on and he was wearing the same!
Swedes do tend to dress very minimally and in neutral colours, particularly when it is cold. I Brighter colours and dresses/skirts appear from late spring to early autumn, though footwear always tends to be practical on public transport during the day, even in summer.
Very interesting! While I’ve never been to Sweden, I’ve heard about the local preference for black during the cold months, BUT I must admit this is much more Matrix-like than I imagined. 🙂 Still, it’s also much more stylish than what seems to be more or less the winter uniform for many Prague residents, which is typically blue jeans, heavily quilted / puffer jacket and colorful but dirty sneakers.
That’s my winter uniform, too! I live in Western, Colorado, USA.😀
I never wear black. Just because things are colourful doesn’t mean they’re impractical.