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Stockholm Style in Zurich


The other day I thought the city of Istanbul was spelled ‘Instanbul.’ ‘Uh, it’s not spelled like ‘instagram,’ my husband said. ‘Ya, I know how to spell the capital of Turkey,’ I replied. And let’s just stop right there.* I won’t even get started on my other geographical and historical errors since living in Europe. These days, I pay a lot more attention to world news beyond the Today Show to prevent embarrassing myself in circles of expat smarties. (*The capital of Turkey is Ankara in case you’re in the same boat as me.)

I’m also expanding my style regions. Over the weekend I came across a Stockholm, Sweden winter feature in a German fashion mag. The trends are best described as bundled up chic in the city. I’ve never been to Sweden, but decided to give it a shot over the weekend and layer up in leather. Here’s 4 trends I wore to achieve my ‘American fashion blogger does Stockholm street style in Zurich’ look…

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1. An Oversized Jacket ~ Pile it over winter layers on days when it’s bone-chilling cold. I love oversized coats because it feels like you’re being wrapped up in a blanket and covers most of your body.


2. On the Fringe ~ European hairdressers are pros at cutting blunt bangs. Blonde or not, try a fringe or a faux fringe for an instant ‘Stockholm Hair Style.’


3. Faux Leather Pants ~ I wear black pants or tights almost every day in Europe so it’s nice to switch it up with faux leather and a metallic top so it’s not head to toe charcoal.

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4. How to Wear the Lingerie Trend ~ Sheer, lace, and lingerie inspired tops and dresses are ‘in’ now, especially in Europe. For the most part, lingerie style is NSFW, but wear lace styles layered or under a blazer for a weekend chic ‘come hither’ look.


 <DETAILS by Dale> jacket ~ Sisley, top ℅ – Calypso St. Barth, pants ~ Zara, fingerless gloves (old) ~ ALDO, boots ~ Hugo Boss, scarf ~ H&M, Shop some of my favorite European winter styles below.

Have you had to bundle up in scarves and gloves already this winter? ~xoDale

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  1. Love the ombre and tweed on your coat!!
    Sleek outfit. Digging the gloves too.
    I admit, I had no idea what the capital of Turkey was haha.
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  2. Love that jacket, it is gorgeous!! xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

  3. EsCute, cute, cute……….++++++++++++

  4. Hi Dale,

    You are so fortunate to have the opportunity to travel like this and I love the way you are changing/expanding your wardrobe knowledge. Layering is so sophisticated and elegant. I like the long winter coats for the cold days. They really do make a difference. Are you handling change in temperature?? It’s so cold there!! xxL

  5. I am head over heels in love with your fingerless gloves and your ombre style coat. And although I knew how to spell Istanbul, I had no idea what the capital of Turkey was, so you learn something new every day!

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  6. I love your coat, I adore how it is light then dark, very nice 🙂

  7. Hi Dale! You nailed the Stockholm street style look!:) Looking gorgeous dear, really love your fashion taste, treny and super stylish. Would love to visit Sweden too. Kisses, have a good day! xo

  8. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. says:

    I love everything about this outfit! The boots, the coat, the shimmery top underneath, it’s perfect!!!

    I too get stuck in a rut of wearing black skinnies everyday. I need to get some leather pants like these to switch it up!

  9. You look amazing, Dale. I love your coat.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  10. That coat is completely fabulous, I love it paired with your faux leather trousers. Great look head-to-toe! Glad that you’re broadening your style regions! 🙂 Happy weekend. x/Madison

  11. wawa ~ ~ you this one is definitely a great, beautiful coat fashion boots and clothes, the perfect match

  12. Still loving your coat! I think I’d have a hard time not wearing that every day. Seriously.

  13. Dale,
    I’m loving your Stockholm style! I’ve been watching both the UK and Danish version of Wallander, a series based on a Swedish detective series and love that style–I think you nailed it 🙂

    xo Mary Jo

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