The Swedish winter uniform

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.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

3 thoughts

  1. 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.

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