Soft Gallery AW16 - That Perfect Autumn Blend

Good morning, everyone! How has the week been treating you so far? Us, we are still getting a hang of the daily grind after summer but I am actually feeling okay about fall. Especially when I look at all the pretty autumn pieces from Soft Gallery

I am a bit embarrased to say that I never realized before just how good Soft Gallery is as a brand. Sure, I found goodies in previous collections but I've never really seen their collections as a whole. But, man, this fall? Yup, now they have my full attention. What I love most about this danish brand is their ability to make everyday fashion stylish. Their AW16 - Home Sweet Home - is a collection meant to be worn, to be played in, and it still looks perfect. Soft items, smooth autumn colors and a collection that goes extremely well together with other brands on my favorites list. The mustard yellow for example; a color we've already seen a lot of, is a staple in Soft Gallery's fall line. And the beautiful blue tones that go so well with those earthy tones that autumn brings.

Like previous years, Soft Gallery are talented when it comes to prints. The owl is a favorite and I love that fishbone print on Mr W's pants. But if I could only pick one piece from the line-up I would go with the beige rabbit sweater. It surprised me - I'm usually not a fan of beige at all - but this one really is perfect. The perfect shade of cold beige that works so well with the blue print. The wisdom of "Make your own luck" and then with that anchor on the right shoulder? It made me fall hard. 

From the photos below it is easy to see that the kid and his buddy Mr. T were enjoying themselves even though the weather is getting colder. It's still warm enough to go barefoot most of the time and that is usually enough to have a great time when you are four years old. To me it is always important that my kid can play freely and when a brand like Soft Gallery withstands climbing rocks, running in the woods, getting your feet wet in the pond and even some ninja moves, then I feel good about dressing my kid in it. 

Plus, it really doesn't hurt that both kids said that they felt cool in their fall-fashion outfits ;)

SOFT, an ongoing part of Soft Gallery's collections, have the GOTS certificate (Global Organic Textile Standard). This applies to items with the classic Owl AOP as well as the Mini Pebbles AOP. I hope that as time passes, SoftGallery will strive to have all items in their lineup GOTS. As a company they also give a lot back to the community though which, in my book, puts them in the "friendly made" category. For example, their primary production is based in India so when selling items made in India, a percentage of the sales goes to Danish Indian Childcare, an organisation that provides a home and education for the young girls and women in India. 

Now keep enjoying your day folks! (and the rest of the photos, of course). We will be back with more autumn favorites in no time at all.

xoxo /Linn

Outfit details:

The boys are both wearing AW16 Soft Gallery which can easily be found at great retailers such as Magasin Kusin or Babyshop.se

Mr. W's beanie is from I Dig Denim and Mr. T wears a CTH Mini hat in true "Emil in Lönneberga"-style..

I Dig Denim AW16, part 2 // Winter is coming

For outfit details and retail info, see bottom of this post.

Okay, I agree. The title of this post is slightly misleading. Winter isn't coming this minute, or even any day now. But let's face it; in Sweden the seasons change really fast and it's wise to prepare early. Early bird catches the worm and all that jazz... Plus, with all the perfectness that I Dig Denim is dropping, who wouldn't want to start shopping early? Our favorite brand, all categories, has outdone itself this fall because AW16 has everything, really.

I Dig Denim is hands down the best kids denim brand and this year they are bringing it, for sure. The perfect skinnies, the gorgeous knits, the warm parkas and, as always, the details. Everything is up to par with their usual greatness.

In the last post about IDD’s fall collection I showed you an outfit great for autumn weather and this post is more suited for winter. Knits and layers suited for cold days and icy winds. AW16 is a pretty big collection and the combination are endless so for this one I’ve focused on one outfit, alternating two of my favorite outerwear pieces in the range. 

Though this season comes with a really cool black version of the Luke bomber jacket, my favorites are still Buster and Lester. Buster, the checkered lumberjacket-like shirt is new for this season and I’m telling you, the mix between a thick shirt and a thin quilted jacket is amazing. Perfect for early fall, and with a knitted sweater underneath it works well even during winter. Lester, IDD's winter parka, was available in last year’s line-up but now it comes in two new colors – black and green. The faux sheepskin lining is warm and comfortable and the hood is oversized and perfect.

Now, don’t get me started on the knits. The choice of beanies is great this fall and there are several knitted sweaters that are to die for. The off-white cable knitted sweater, Frits, that the Mr W wears in the photos is perfect in both color and softness. Not at all itchy and warm enough for cold winter in the north. And the Zion beanie will be a big hit, for sure. Call it mustard, maize or maybe golden poppy but the rich yellow and rusty orange tones are most certainly a trend this fall. The model is perfect rolled up like a chimney hat but it also works as a looser style beanie and it brings out the grey denim tones brilliantly. Then there is the grey beanie called Wyatt  (I think it is actually from I Dig Denim Woman but I could be wrong here) and it fits Mr W like a glove.

One thing that hit me about this year’s AW-collection is the larger range of non-denim items. The jeans are just as gorgeous as ever, of course. Our beloved Arizonas come in a darker blue wash and the skinny, stone washed, new model Bruce is so perfect that I want them for myself. Yet what I love most is that we now have so much more from this favorite brand of ours. Like the baggy vintage-washed mix between joggers and jeans, complete with elastic waist and cuffs at the wrists. Or the charcoal version of the Drest sweatpants in this post. I could basically have Mr W wear nothing but IDD all winter and he'd be looking cool too.

If you think that the parka looks huge on the kid, then it's probably because it is. Mr. W normally wears size 110/116 and the parka in the photos is size 122/128. Of course that is way too big for him and I should have realized that but maybe the winter will be super cold and I can put the thinner jacket underneath the parka. :) The parkas are a bit on the bigger side but the rest the collection seems to be equal to the past ones, which means that it is relatively true to size. Though if your kid is between sizes, I’d size up. A bit too large is always better than too small, right? In this post (shot in July) Mr W wears every item one or two sizes to big since the clothes need to fit him over winter and it's still only August.

Now, for every collection, I dig denim’s aim of an all friendly-made production is set higher and higher. All of I dig denim’s products are produced under high requirements ensured by the producers and partners they collaborate with. And the brand maintains a continuous dialogue with their suppliers to ensure that they are committed to rigorous standards regarding working conditions and ethical responsibilities. The producers ensure that the production lives up to high requirements and audit that it takes place under good working conditions. You can read their Code of Conduct here.

Mr W is wearing:

"Wyatt" Grey Beanie
“Buster” Checkered Lumber Jacket
“Drest” Charcoal Sweatpants
“Frits” Off-white Cable-knitted Sweater
"Lester" Black Winter Parka
“Zion” Mustard yellow beanie

 

All from I Dig Denim AW16

Shoes: AW16 news from Hummel

 

The IDD AW16 collection will be available at I Dig Denim’s own website and through several retailers. Babyshop.se and
Toddlers and Tees usually carry great stock too.

Tiny Cottons AW16 - Face Your Faces // A collection about feelings

Are you excited? One more sleep, then it is finally here - the longed for autumn/winter collection from Tiny Cottons!

Set to launch on July 26th, the drop falls right in the middle of all the other brands - but boy, does it stand out. "Face Your Faces" is an amazing collection, all about emotions and their different faces. And Tiny Cottons have done a great job exploring the graphic world of feelings. The patterns and prints are playful, full of character and with that extra twist that I love from a kids fashion brand and every item is thought through and functional while keeping that stylish edge. Most important of all; it is still friendly made in organic cotton and merino wool.

Now, I'm not going to pretend that these photos come from a real outing because, lets be honest, it is July in Stockholm and we've had temperatures close to 30 degrees celsius this week. But on a cloudy and less warm day, me and fellow insta-mom Erica took the boys on an adventure in the forrest and while there we took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the coveted collection. My personal favorites are the genie and scarf with hands but grid pattern items in red and orange tones are also gorgeous. It's funny how nearly every sneak peek I've seen so far is putting the light tones and the monochrome front and center. Why? We've seen that before, haven't we? Both from Tiny Cottons and from basically every other brand out there. I feel like 2015/2016 has been one very long monochrome-fest and what I really love about the fall collection from Tiny Cottons are the colors! So we decided to mix it up with some of the more colorful pieces. Now have a look for yourself and tell me what you think:

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All items that the boys are wearing come from Tiny Cottons AW16 collection, Face Your Faces.

The collection launches tomorrow morning and a full list of retailers can be found on www.tinycottons.com 

For residents in Sweden, Babyshop will stock most of the collection and all items can be found there.