If, like yours truly, you are of a slightly more (ahem) mature age, then your summer diary is most likely to be peppered with weekends at weddings. For some of you this might equate to low key affairs a short train ride away from home, and for others, this might mean outings to stately homes for a grandiose showdown to rival the likes of KimYe and Poppy Delevingne’s recent matrimonies.
I love a good wedding, but when there are so many happening, it’s challenging to find suitable attire to wear to them all – particularly of course, if you favour trousers over tiaras. If you follow me on instagram, you will know that I attended the (super stylish) wedding of Mrs and Mrs Kantorp-Weglin wearing a Reiss tuxedo. The following weekend however, I was at a country estate for a more traditional British wedding, and this required a more modest approach to the morning suit. There’s this store in Sweden called Grandpa – in fact there’s two in Stockholm and one in Gothenburg I believe. It’s one of those shops staffed by achingly cool types and full of people you wish were your friends. You can sip artisan coffee and browse the rails, or explore the vintage furniture on sale in the basement. The racks are curated with some of Scandinavia’s finest design talent, so it’s an unmissable shopping destination – for the girls think DAGMAR, Rodebjer, Carin Wester and HOPE, and for the guys Uniforms for the Dedicated, Knowledge Cotton Apparel, Sandqvist and Brixtol.
Grandpa, is where I got the languid trench coat by Minimarket that I’m wearing in these shots. More relaxed than a blazer, and far more practical than any pashmina, this trench was the backbone of my wedding outfit. I paired it with voluminous culottes from TOPSHOP, which I promptly went and poured red wine down (typical!), a crop top by Pins and Needles, and my BANK stilettos by Kurt Geiger. What do you think, wedding appropriate?
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