Spring finally decided to arrive to Copenhagen! After a long and dreadful winter, my favourite time of the year is here. However, just to keep it very-Copenhagen cool, there are still days when the hard wind ruins your hair the moment you get out, makes you bike backwards rather than forward and when the sky is just pouring the heaviest rain on you. On days like this, I just want to hide under the blanket and pretend I’m still dreaming.
Honestly though, a long cold winter and the never ending wait for the first rays of sunshine made me appreciate it so, so much more. The moment I see the sky is blue I just can’t stop smiling and have to get out to enjoy it to the fullest. Spring is also my absolutely favourite time of the year, even though these late summer nights and cozy autumn evenings have such an addictive magic in them, too. Past week the Copenhagen streets and terraces of small cafés got filled with people sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine. It’s easy to get carried away and just feel like throwing all those heavy layers of clothes away into the air. Well, the mornings and nights are still so cold that I’m starting to believe that here in Denmark, you can really get to experience a million of seasons in one day.Still not fully embracing the fact it’s officially spring, I stick to warm pieces I can rely on on early mornings or during these cold, post-work drink nights. One of such pieces is my absolutely favourite thrift find of all times – a warm, grandma-style knit which I found in one of my favourite thrift shops in Copenhagen, Golden Age. It’s oversized, colourful and a bit ugly, in a cool way – simply perfect.
I got so much wear out of this knit and combine it literally with everything – jeans, black pants, skirts… you name it. My favourite combo though is wearing it with my favourite black jeans with fringes from Topshop (see a similar silhouette style here), Zara long black coat (similar style here), high heeled ankle boots to give it a bit more oomph and a small backpack where I carry all my essentials while wandering around town. Oh yeah, and a dark lipstick – the knit’s colour palette is quite autumnal, so I tend to stick with warm colours and break the look down a bit with my messy hair.So there it is, one of my favourite look to wear on a work day or for a lazy weekend brunch and wandering around the town. What’s your favourite cozy piece? I’d love to know!
Til next time, wanderlettes!
Photos by Galyna Baz.