|Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.|
This working week is shorter in Helsinki as we're celebrating the Finnish Independence Day. That has given me some time to daydream - and this week's inspiration has definitely been chunky oversize sweaters & knits since we've experienced beautiful and chilly winter days in the city this week. The oversize sweater is simply the most comfortable piece of clothing that there is!
I've noticed that I'm especially fond of sweater + collar shirt + pants combinations. This is how I wore my new in coral H&M knit to work, combined to H&M burgundy pants and Vila's collar shirt that you can also see in another blog post here.
I've been widely inspired by Finnish fashion magazines Trendi and Olivia since they've both showcased how one can combine oversize sweaters to skirts to make them more elegant and e.g. suitable for work. I loved Olivia's hint about combining knits with statement necklaces and jackets as well, I'll be sure to give those a try!
How do you feel about this comfort garment?
Here is today's story about Finnish Christmas:
The Viking heritage
In the pre-Christian Nordic countries, it was a custom to celebrate the so called return of the light in time of the winter solstice in December, which marked the beginning of longer days. Vikings — the Swedes (including today's Finland), the Norwegians, the Danes and the Icelanders — celebrated the coming of the sun by sacrificing for their gods, eating and drinking well, playing games, burning bonfires and exchanging gifts during a three-day feast. The celebrations had many elements that are still common in the modern Christmas celebrations in the Nordic countries. The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish word for Christmas, jul, the Icelandic jól, the Finnish joulu and the Estonian jõul all have their origin in the old Viking word hjul, meaning "sun wheel".
How much do you know about our fascinating Viking history? Do you like legends and their relation to current time?