Thursday, 23 May 2013


Me wearing: my new Swedish Hasbeens Braided sandals, with Paige Denim jeans, a Petit Bateau tee, Uniqlo cardigan.

Inspired by the clogs worn in the south of Sweden in the ’70s, Swedish Hasbeens have gained a cult following since their launch in 2007. Made by hand in the original factories, they’re the real mccoy. 

I’ve toyed with the idea of acquiring a pair for a few summers now, but this year I could resist their clompy charm no longer! 
Choosing which pair wasn’t as easy as I thought. After umm-ing and ahh-ing online I headed to the Swedish Hasbeens pop-up shop in Shoreditch... and tried on um, pretty much every style from the original flat design to Sky High heeled Heart sandals
Finally I settled on the classic Braided Sky High design in black, which comes with the highest heel Swedish Hasbeens do, however I am happy to report they’re still super easy to walk in (definitely down to the clog-like platform at the front), making them ideal for weekend jaunts. 

This frankly shite May weather means I wore my new Braided Swedish Hasbeens with colourful Happy Socks on their first outing, which is actually a good way to wear them in a bit.

To see and shop the full collection, click here. Or head down to the Swedish Hasbeens London pop-up shop: 25 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.  

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