Earlier this month the Swedish plus size brand, Ellos invited a few influencers to embrace the Swedish concept of Lagom, meaning, “just the right amount.” This concept is the complete opposite of what Americans typically embrace due to our intense consumer culture which is the idea of “more is better,” so I found the concept of Lagom fascinating as it simplicity, affordability and quality above all else in every part of everyday life including fashion.
When it comes to dressing Lagom for the most part it involves a capsule wardrobe that works with everything accented by a statement piece. Moreover, everything you wear is meant to have a function and not be uncomfortable – think comfy chic! Thus dressing Lagom does mean working with what may be considered to be “basic” but this doesn’t restrict freedom of expression. It is all in the details as this low key style, when done right, can also come off as extravagant.
So I figured I should give Lagom style a try with my first real sweater-weather fall look of the season. This v-neck pullover sweater already has more of a slouchy kind of fit but I made a point to size up to an 18 in order to have this tunic length so that I could wear it with these faux leather leggings. While the color palate for this look was pretty basic being just pink and black (my two favorite colors) I found that the simple act of mixing textures like my wool fedora and a suede fringe handbag, just elevated this look even more.
Considering how simple and comfy this outfit turned out to be, I was stunned by the number of comments and compliments that I received from the moment I went into work. Clearly the Swedes are know what’s up when they thought up Lagom so you can bet that I will be incorporating it more often in personal style.
Light Pink Oversized Pullover Sweater (size 18) | c/o Ellos
Wide Brim Fedora | Urban Outfitters
Nikko Faux Leather Wide Width Combat Boots | Target
Suede Fringe Handbag | c/o Ellos
Black Faux leather leggings | Torrid
What do you think about Lagom style? Will you consider Lagom dressing?