|Sweater: UniQlo, Jeans: Bossini, Boots: Steve Madden|
One kind of creepy thing about Norwegian people is the fashion. Or rather, lack of fashion. I mean, in late fall and early winter, what I'm wearing now is literally the only acceptable female uniform. Okay, so I exaggerate a little bit but still - hop on a plane to Oslo right now, and you'll see nine out of ten women wearing black sweaters and skinny blue jeans tucked into brown boots. Or black Hunter boots if it's raining.
Um, did I say acceptable? I guess my inner rebel could not be suppressed, hence I am wearing floral blue skinnies with my Norwegian uniform. These jeans were one of the four (!) things I bought at Bossini in Hong Kong this September. I saw them in a pile and instantly fell in love with them, I mean they have butterflies and roses on them, and the cut is similar to my beloved Stevie Ankles - how could I not get these jeans?! These days I find myself gravitating towards blue jeans more than my coloured ones, maybe it's my Norwegian side reasserting itself? But then again, these butterfly pants would baaaarely pass muster back home, if at all.
When I go back there to see my mother and my friends, it's kind of unbelievable, the level of side-eye I will get from Norwegian women when I just wear what I feel like. And when I walk past shops, I notice how many of them are displaying very similar clothes to each other. They'll announce that grey, pale pink and black are the new colours for autumn, but come spring? Well, suddenly grey, pale pink and black will be the hot new spring colours. There is something very... Orwellian about how people dress in Norway.
They seem to like Steve Madden over there, though. At least there's that.