I think the 2 things that work with these outfits are the cropped outerwear and a horizontal break just below their natural waists. Their cropped jackets look nice and they are probably a good response to their climate, when you need something a bit warmer outside, but need to stay cool when you go inside. The horizontal break is accentuated by their layered clothing; I think this works for tall, slim bodies, and the rest of us should abstain. I wonder if these 2 women consult one another before they leave the house? Jorge from W Palm Beach
Sweet looks. I especially like the puce jacket-hoodie-scarf combo on the right. I suppose layering being a necessity in this climate it has acquired it’s own highly developed aesthetic over time. Climate must affect styles of dress everywhere but seeing this series of posts has made that more apparent to me.
I thought it was a boy and a girl. But I like both styles, but the girl on the right made me envious. Something about her coat and the sleeves. I’m envious of both though because they get to wear Autumn clothes. Hurry up Autumn and get here, although in Connecticut it is starting to feel quite chilly.
Their EP was all i listened to last summer in Paris! What a surprise to wake up today and see them here. From similarly chilly climes, I lust after these layers. And that haircut! Stockholm is indeed rocking that pixie cut.
Identical twins who have managed to be very “groovy” but still find an individual and seperate identity via their clothes- the twin on the left of the screen looks very early student child, (perhaps pre-law?) and the twin on the right achieves the same edgy look, but is WAY more schoolofparsonesque- she’s “finished”. You might want to submit this photo to somebody who is doing some twin studies. Once again, thanks. Very cool photo-
Wow. this photo has a Diane Arbus feel to it and not because they may be twins; to me you’ve managed to objectify each girl while drawing on their similarities. I love the black jacket. All these Stockholmers seem to be an incredibly hip, cool and modern bunch, it’s daunting!
i like her headdress and the other’s glimmer of sky color peeking out from the darkness. it is hard for me to tell on my screen, but I’m guessing the different textures of their clothes make their choices interesting too.
no colors at all in stockholm (except for that dark plum below), glad i don’t live there in the cold, the cold might also explain the lack of smiles, i’m thinking. but the clothes are amazingly shaped and the people don’t pose for the camera, which adds to the appeal of these shots. these are regular people in their everyday clothes and so there is no pretense, and a lot of good taste.
To be honest, the style these Swedes are rocking is not my style and I don’t really feel it.
However, one can tell that they are totally stylish and conscious about what they wear and I respect that. It is fascinating to see how people around the world dress themselves and how it differs per region (italy vs. sweden).
they are twins, and they make beautiful soulfull music under the name taxi taxi. i saw them live at a festival, and they had very few instruments but their voices made it so intense. and they were really sweet too.
Did they burst out laughing as soon as the photo was done?! Glad to see we’re not the only ones shivering in summer. Although in England there is a tendency to denial and we continue to wear inappropriate clothes from May to September whatever the weather! It’s summer and we will wear skimpy because we’re that stubborn!! t.x
I am sorry for an offtopic but…. “Storialist”?? “Cartorialist”??? I can understand the Sartorialist’s influence on people but…come on! Don’t you have your own invention in coming up with a name for your blog???
As an identical twin myself, I can definitely vouch for the fact that, as like-minded siblings, you can find yourself leaving the house wearing similar outfits. Or as happened frequently growing up with me, arguments can be caused because “You copied MY look! Go back and CHANGE!” I like the vibe here. They may or may not have consulted one another before leaving the house, but they’ve each expressed themselves with a similar cool relaxed interpretation of how they’ll approach their day. Jorge is right, not all of us can try this look at home. These lucky ducks look great in skinny jeans. Twins rock!
This shot has a certain eeriness to it! The way the two girls stand so stiffly and without emotion just freaks me out! Like their poses, their outfits have a very Amish vibe. It is quite interesting that these girls are actually city-dwellers. This is a very stunning photograph, even if the fashion doesn’t really speak to me.
yes anon @ 5:47, but its quite possible to have 60 deg and green grass no? 60 is too cold for me, me being from the tropics and all. anyway, it is my misconception, true, that its perpetually cold in northern europe with short summers. that’s the impression i got looking at all the pics of folks in stockholm in august with their wonderfully cut, beautifully coordinated layers of outerwear.
i don’t understand people who seem to think a photo of someone is lacking because it doesn’t include a smile. what sort of false utopia do they live in ? can they not appreciate melancholy or ambiguity ?
We Swedes tend not to feel very comfortable when people are looking at us, which might explain the lack of smiles. That said, I would count the expressions of the man in the striped jacket and the man from SÃ¶dermalm as smiles, although hesitant ones. BTW, the style of the twins is very common among young artsy people in Sweden.
Beautiful shot! I love that vivid green grass against the subdued colors of their outfits. They have a similar fashion sense but clearly different personalities. I could have sworn the one on the left was a boy before I noticed she was carrying a purse.
I too immediately thought amish when i saw this photo! Maybe its the hairstyles and the straight poses. It does seem very american gothic-esque. I also think that they both have a totaly androgynous look that could look equally as stunning on a slim male (I’m even thinking of trying the hoodie/long scarf out for myself
Haven’t commented before but I must. This picture is absolutely lovely, I love how serious they look at how muted and lovely the colours of their clothes are, also, loving the head scarf, i have a wee bit of a head scarf obsession right now :D