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.

Autumn is around the corner - Fall favorites from I Dig Denim AW16

For outfit details, please see bottom of this post.

It’s almost time for the big drum roll. Our favorite brand, all categories, is making its first drop any day now and we have been waiting not so patiently for this since spring. I know that a lot of you get all hyped up about the big brands like Bobo Choses and Mini Rodini but for me and the kid this is the most important collection of the season. And I just can’t rave enough about I Dig Denim’s AW16. It is amazing. I mean it.

You have seen their denim shirt Zoe already and during summer I pulled together several photo-shoots to cover a large part of the remaining collection. But however many photos I take, I still feel as if I could show you more. AW16 is a pretty big collection and the combination of outfits are endless, it seems. So this post will be a pre-taste, so to speak. A glimpse of just how amazing this brand is by showing you an outfit that works during early- and mid autumn. And then in a couple of days I'll be back with part 2 on the Free and Wild Child Blog, which will contain the new fantastic winter parka for example and the mustard yellow beanie, Zion.

For now, all the photos in this post are shot in July but humor me and pretend that it’s on a cold day of autumn instead. One with the earthy scent of autumn leaves and with winds that nip at your nose. See, I am one of those weird people that actually love the fall-season with all its knits, beanies and scarves. High summer is glorious in so many ways but when you love fashion the warm weather is kind of limiting since half the time you only wear swimwear or shorts.

I have to tell you that I Dig Denim has outdone themselves with the knits this season. My personal favorites are probably Greta, the charcoal grey cardigan in this post, and the black Rufus beanie which is just so soft and has an absolutely perfect fit. (I am also in love with the off-white cable knitted sweater that I’ll be showing you in the next post.)

I have almost too many favorites and, as always, the items all work together seamlessly. Overall, I dig denim’s fall/winter range is mostly different shades of grey and black with a few accentual colors. For those of you who have been waiting for darker blue Arizonas, the wait is over. Also; make sure to look for “Bruce”, the skinny jeans. They are golden, I tell you!

From what I’ve seen, the collection seems to be equal to the past ones size-wise which means that it is relatively true to size. But I always recommend to size up if you are in between sizes. Better with a little room to grow, right?

I could go on and on about every piece in this fall-line but I am going to shut up and let the photos talk for themselves. Just one last thing; 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. I have been a big fan of this brand for a long time now and I must say that I am very proud of this progress. Go I Dig Denim!

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Outfit details for this post:

The kid is wearing the new “Rufus” black knitted beanie, “Greta” Charcoal grey cardigan, “Lee” black long sleeved top and “Arizona” jeans in a new darker wash.  All from I Dig Denim AW16 (except for the backpack which is limited edition from SS16)

Shoes are SS16 slip-ons from Hummel Kids

 

The I dig denim AW16 collection will be available at their own website and through several retailers. I Sweden, two of the retailers to count on are Babyshop.se and Magasin Kusin but you can find the entire list at www.idigdenim.se.