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Irish women in film: Lorraine Hewson, production manager
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Real Weddings: This Pakistani Irish wedding is a beautiful blend of traditions
Real Weddings: This Pakistani Irish wedding is a beautiful blend of traditions

Shayna Sappington

Sustainable Style Spotlight: STUDIO Dress Rental
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Sarah McCarthy

This stunning one-bedroom Blanchardstown cottage is currently on the market for €250,000
This stunning one-bedroom Blanchardstown cottage is currently on the market for €250,000

Sarah Gill

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Meg Walker

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Sarah Gill

Archie’s tragic case raised this profoundly disturbing question
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Amanda Cassidy

‘When we demonise screens, we risk demonising the things our children love’
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Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, on her summer holiday shopping list
Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, on her summer holiday shopping list

Marianne Smyth

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The 3 Secrets Of Scandi Style


By Marie Kelly
02nd Feb 2018
The 3 Secrets Of Scandi Style

I spent 24 hours in Stockholm earlier this week, and in that short space of time, I was able to take away three definitive indicators of Scandi style. Without seeming to generalise, the women I met there (I was visiting the & Other Stories Atelier) had a consistency about how they dressed. Each anchored her outfit in neutrals like black, white and grey. All wore low-heeled or flat shoes, and almost every one of them injected a pop of colour or pattern into their outfits but in a very individual way. If you want to shop like cool Scandi Pernille Teisbaek (above), try these pieces on for size.

This side stripe sweater is cosy but contemporary, with it’s athleisure-inspired detailing. It gives a plain black sweater personality.

Contrasting racer stripe sweater, €89 at & Other Stories

Neutrals can begin to look boring very quickly if you don’t choose pieces that have some distinguishing detail. This Cos dress is ideal with its elegant draped neckline.

Classic black Chelsea boots are given a fresh twist with pearl embellishments on the heel. Scandi chic very much embraces the classic but in a modern way.

Pearl heel leather ankle boots, €150 at uterque.com

Scandinavian style is anchored by quality fabrics such as cashmere. A plain textured sweater in a flattering shade will complement neutrals and inject a point of difference to your look.

Cashmere sweater, €129 at Massimo Dutti