To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s is a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
Every year I think the same thing to myself: let my outfit be so good it doesn’t matter if I over cook the potatoes, start a fight with my bf and my bff, get sick and throw up in my new Prada all while the rain pours down outside the window. I am talking about my midsummer outfit(s) (yes that’s plural). And with with 24 years of experience on the subject I know that a midsummer outfit not only need to be that good in looks and feels, it also needs to able to handle all of the above. Like I said, I’ve had some shitty midsummer eve’s
So in celebration of the very low demand I have on my closet for this occasion and the maintenance it requires to handle all of the above, I present to you my imaginary closet for the upcoming midsummer weekend!
And just to warn sensitive readers, yes, there will be rubber boots (midsummer is like spending new year’s eve in the alps, if you wear stilettos people will laugh at you).
Photo: Beata C / Acne PhotographyModel: Sarah Gustafsson / MikasClothes & Set: Fanny Ekstrand & Linn Eklund
More classic midsummer than this is hard to accomplish.
Dress, Cecilie BahnsenHiking boots, GanniBracelet, Blue Billie
Swimsuit, Samsoe SamsoeBracelet, Blue Billie
Black isn’t your ordinary midsummer color which makes it even more interesting, don’t you think? I personally have a hard time wearing black, since I feel like it’s so much. But wearing black on midsummer is quite the rebel act (of course than depends on what you compare it to).
Dress, OhheygirlLace up heels, ATP Atelier
Then again, a white dress in the middle of the meadow says two things:
I am a midsummer gal.
I just got my TBE shots.
Dress, Cecilie BahnsenHeadband, AsosSneakers, BalenciagaEarrings, Céline
Cotton bikini, House of SunnyRubber boots, TretornEarrings, Weekday
So, if you are not wearing a flower crown, at least you can dress like one. And regarding head pieces, a hat is very appropriate too.
Dress, Stine GoyaHat, LoeweSandals, Teva
Sunglasses, PradaRain coat, Tretorn
Suit, Tiger of SwedenNecklaces, vintage
But the greatest midsummer advice I can give you is: water is your friend. In all sentences.
Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.