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.
I find transitional dressing to be the hardest. When spring is turning into summer, fall into winter but most of all when summer turn into fall. Like how in Gods name are you supposed to change your set of mind from loose fit clothing with potential toothpaste stain nobody cares about to proper city outfits that needs to be able to handle both office and after-work drinks environment? I get a minor WD. Wardrobe depression. For some weeks, I feel like a prisoner in my own closet. Then I get up and realize I have bigger issues than my jeans being too tight.
So, to help you (or myself really) all out with this, I have gathered some wise words to live by.
It is! I promise! As long as it’s not worn together with bike shorts. Jk but not really. We’ve seen that all summer.
Right now I want to wear neon layered up for a more dressed look. I also want to wear it to show off my tan bc yes, the tan will not stay forever and I want to make the most out of it.
Check neon dress, Ganni Ruffle blouse, Dolce & Gabbana
Hawaii shirt, PradaNeon slip-skirt, Asos
The Baby doll dress is queen of transitional dressing
I know this to be true because everybody looks good in a baby doll dress. Try one in a less dolly color to avoid the kiddy party look.
The tan doesn’t come with the dress. Unfortunately.
Dress, NellyHeadband, Prada
Skirt, Stella McCartney Bag, ATP AtelierHeels, Dear FrancesT-shirt, Weekday
Yes so python is absolutely a thing right now. I adore it in all forms but I tend to be drawn to pants, skirts and accessories. I just got the perfect vintage python pants off eBay.
So, need to add something new and patterned to your fall closet? Go for python.
Tank, WeekdaySkirt, Tiger of SwedenScarf, vintage
The largest micro trend (if that’s even a thing) from this summer is still very now. Take your tank top with you when you storage your vacation wardrobe and make it hang out with more dressed up pieces like pencil skirts and lady scarves (or you know do the opposite and wear some sporty shorts).
Feeling chilly? Add an unbuttoned shirt like it was 1991 or a big blazer.
Suit, ArketStrap heels, COS
Or at least it act like it is???
This in-between season I will enter all important meetings in a shorts suit together with some strappy heels and a basic t-shirt. I will do the same with every unimportant meeting as well.
And regarding party advices
I will give two:
Aperol Spritz (it’s not just a summer drink it works all year around!!)
Rotate Birger Christensen
Yes to mini bags at all times.
And along with them comes the bigger bags since you need something to actually put all the junk you are carrying around.
Mini bag, ATP Atelier
Carrie Bradshaw approved heels
If nothing else works, swapping your Birkenstocks for stilettos will make you feel like regular life is back after vacation.
Satin heels, Manolo Blahnik
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.