|Scandinavians really know how to combine function with high style! Thanks to Happy Swede in America Splendid Willow for this image! She has a gorgeous blog, plus an online shop to buy these boots. Tack så mycket!|
This weekend, I am headed to the forest and waterways of Hood Canal. Between walking through moss covered trails and getting mucky in the seaweed of the shore, these Boots are just what I'll need to stay dry, warm & very happy. The cerulean blue color is my favorite, yet I think I'll choose black so that come fall, I'll wear them again and again on the streets of Seattle. Created by the Danish designer Ilse Jacobsen, her Hornbæk line is named after the small town she is from. With her current take on waterproof gear, she has made her mark as a style icon in Scandinavian countries. It's certainly easy to see why the trend is crossing over stateside.
|Color blocking at the beach.|
|Get out of town- these are styled like leather boots! Who's headed for an ocean getaway?|
I know that no matter the weather, Scandinavians spend a lot of time outdoors. It's in my genetics; plus, for nearly 3 years, I worked locally for the good of a Danish playground equipment company called Kompan. Danes know how to play so well-- and with forward thinking, sleek designs! Whatever playground you choose, get outside and have some fun!
All copyright images provided courtesy of Ilse Jacobsen Co.; with credit to Splendid Willow for the opening photo.