APPROVED FOR VACATION
AUG 04, 2020
Cape Town is a fashionable city where global trends meet local influences. The style ranges from classy dresses in fancy bars to relaxed safari looks, hence there is something for everyone! In addition, its warm climate allows for more lightweight outfits. Inspiration also arises from the health oriented lifstyle that shines through every part of the city. Restaurants and cafés offer healthy foods and people make sure to stay active by going for a jog on the beach, surfing or taking a yoga class.
Our close friend and health guru Matilde visited this vibrant city last winter and we get to come along on some highlights from the trip, getting a glimpse of what Cape Town has to offer. Let’s go!
…before changing in to our Ada Jumpsuit in brown leopard jacquard (coming soon) paired with a straw bag, the perfect outfit for a dinner out. Taking our time and enjoying the beautiful scenery whilst looking for the right place to eat at.
THE STORY BEHIND OUR SUMMER PRINTS
June 29, 2020
New season means new prints! This time around they are all inspired by summer and everything that comes with it. Prints are a key part of Dry lake and a lot of thought goes in to choosing just the right ones. We would like to share the story behind some of the prints in our high summer collection.
The Pink Leaf Print is perfect for any warm summer day, inspired by the shadows of palm tree leaves on a sunny beach. The colors gives it a soft and romantic touch, meanwhile the defined pattern creates a more edgy look. This print definitely brings our thoughts to many memorable summer days!
Imagine looking out on turquoise water under the gazing sun. Can you feel the ocean breeze and hear the relaxing sound of waves? This is what we had in mind when we created our Mint Wave Print. The pattern represents the different movements of water and the mint color gives it that beautiful summer vibe. All in all, this is the ultimate summer print!
SUMMER LOOKS FOR CASUAL DAYS
JUN 08, 2020
We all want that gorgeous dress to wear on a special occasion.
But what if you could wear our fabulous dresses on a regular Tuesday, without looking over the top?
Don’t wait for that special occasion! Here are our best tips to mix and match our dresses to casually wear every day.
The Urban Fashionista
Our Kimchi Long Dress is for the girl who wants to look cute and stylish!
It’s one of our most elegant pieces and the white and pink flower print is new for this season.
Throw on a denim jacket and a pair of white sneakers and you will easily get away with wearing this long dress anywhere!
Our beautiful Lassie Dress can be worn on many occasions when you want to look your best!
It’s made of a beautiful, pink, zig-zag satin with a shimmering look, perfect for a summer wedding.
Don’t have a special event coming up soon? Just pair it with your favourite summer shoe, sunglasses and a casual bag for that effortless boho look!
Mix street and sparkle
Sometimes we want to shine and sparkle in the middle of the week.
Classy Dress is the showstopper we wish to wear every day, but how do you dress down this stunner?
We paired the sparkle with street vibes to give it a bit of edge. Match it with a casual jacket and it will work for any occasion!
Want to give it an even more chilled look? Put on a cap and a casual pair of shoes and you’ll look fabulous but not over the top.
Sun, ice cream and summer! This year we want to add glamour to our beach days and Sharon Long Dress is the ultimate choice!
The mint green is the summer colour of 2020 and makes us think of long days laying by the pool.
We paired it with casual details such as a straw hat and matching bag for a down to earth feel. The sandals ads to the effortless look and we can’t wait to wear this on our next trip to the beach!
MAY 05, 2020
Dry Lake got the opportunity to have a quick chat with Norwegian lifestyle and fashion blogger Maria Sagvik!
We wanted to know which pieces Maria thinks is trending right now and how she combines her effortless style with her new life situation as a mother.
Hi Maria! We love your style; how would you describe it?
I´m very classic and feminine but with a taste of edge.
Which pieces do you see as the key pieces this season?
The key piece this season is the set. Dress pants, blazer, and a matching trench coat. Tone by tone is also a favorite of mine and I think that we’re going to see it a lot this season. Otherwise, the vest will be a key garment and various leather pieces. I already have several leather garments in different colors that I look forward to using.
We have been following you for a while, and we were so excited to see that you were expecting children. How has life changed since you became a mother?
Life changed for the better when I became a mother. Everything is extra meaningful, and the days are filled with an indescribable love! At the same time, I must say that life has become much busier and I have been much more concerned with planning than I was before.
Do you think that your style has changed since you became a mother?
Yes, absolutely! My personal style is always evolving, but since I became a mom, I have probably become more concerned with comfort and that it should go easier and quicker in the morning. My body has also changed, and it affects how I dress.
Maria, it was so nice to have a chat with you, what’s your plan for the future?
I’m in a pretty established place in life. Going forward, I see lots of time with my wonderful family combined with work and blogging. I will continue to share my style and everyday life on Instagram and the blog. I hope you will stop by and follow me!
A big thank you Maria for your participation and we wish you all the best for the future!
My Italian postcard
april 27, 2020
Our lovely High Summer collection has finally arrived!
The inspiration comes from dreamy postcards, sent from the coastal villages of the Mediterranean. A Road trip with your best friend or your summer lover. Outfits made for stop by at beaches, for pizzas at small piazzas, night walks in narrow alleys of a picturesque and pastel-hued town, a fairy tale party at the chateau garden and much more. It’s all about making memories with laughter, adventures, magical views and fashion.
The inspiration comes together in pastels and soft and flowy materials, perfect must-haves for your high summer wardrobe.
Mint, bright pink and beige, colours from the turquoise Mediterranean Sea and the view of a faded pink sky over stone villas just before sunset.
”The collection is based on a loosely fitted style, wrap dresses, dramatic asymmetric draping, wooden details, satin, flowers, jacquards and some sequins on top. All that just goes really well with a tan…”
– Regina Rönnqvist, Head of Design
Our Story behind the prints
april 21, 2020
Everyone knows that prints are the main characteristic of Dry lake and our collections.
Our goal is to bring vibrant and colourful prints into your everyday wardrobe, and we work hard each season to offer you just the right ones to brighten your day and make any cheerful occasion special.
The prints from our Spring 2020 collection were inspired by the blooming of early spring, its longer, brighter days and a soft colour palette. We’ve selected some of our best prints and we want to share the story behind them.
The Blue Dandelion Print is the perfect transition from winter to early spring. We chose the blue colour for its compatibility with the black pieces in our collection. Blue Dandelion is the perfect mix of floral and edge, just right for the early months of spring.
We wanted the collection to have a touch of romance and vintage vibe, so we added the beautiful Medallion print in pink and light blue. This print makes us reminiscent of the wallpapers at our grandmother’s home. The soft pink and blue colour gives this print a more romantic feel and we love it!
With our beloved Sketch print, we wanted to add a modern and experimental touch. Depending on how colourful you want to be you can choose between the Sketch print in blue or pink with yellow details. These prints make us joyful and excited for spring!
Easter inspo and competition.
april 09, 2020
We at Dry Lake want to celebrate Easter with you!
We know that times are difficult right now, and we want to cheer you up like a ray of sunshine.
Get inspired by our pieces in cute pastel colours to brighten your day, and join our Easter competition for a chance of winning a gift card!
Happy Easter from Dry Lake
What is an Easter without a traditional egg hunt?
We’ve hidden three precious Easter eggs on our website!
Let us know when you find them and which product, it’s hiding behind. Send us a DM on Instagram and we will pick a winner who will receive a gift card of 1.000 SEK!
Didn’t find the eggs in time? No worries, we’ll send you a discount code for participating. So, we can all be winners!
APRIL 03, 2020
Hi Arijana! You’re a big inspiration! Not only are you an inspirational entrepreneur, but you are also one of our biggest inspirational in furnishings. We are so excited to see your new home, but when we are waiting for the makeover, let’s have a quick talk chat!
Where do you find your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from traveling and all the impressions you gain from that, and I also love Pinterest for inspiration!
What’s your best advice for someone who’s feeling lost for when it comes to furnishing?
I think that the most important thing is to find your own style and personal feel. Trends, they come and go, so don’t concentrate on what every Instagramer decorator posts. What would fit your home the best? Start with your preferences and the potential for your home. Choose a theme and align your furnishing.
What trends do we see in furnishings this next season?
That people dare to go their own way. More vintage and second-hand interior, love it! I also think that you can swap furnishings with others, and then you could always swap them back when you got tired of them. Like with clothes! 😉
We’ve noticed that you and your husband are thinking of selling your house, where are you guys heading, and what are your thoughts on your new home?
Our house isn’t sold yet. But! We’ve already bought a new flat! I’m going to do a total refurbishment of the flat, and my followers will, of course, be able to follow the entire process on my Instagram. The new flat is a turn of the century apartment with the original details preserved. A total dream! I’m so looking forward to getting going with the renovation, and I’ve already started to plan everything. A new kitchen and bathroom have to be ordered, and all color hues need to be decided. Knowing myself, I’m probably to change my mind a hundred times on a bunch of different stuff, just like when we were done with the drawings for the new kitchen. I got home and stayed awake the entire night, thinking that we should have an additional sketch to compare with to be sure. My husband doesn’t mind though! We’re a great team and complete each other with our different qualities.
What are your career goals?
I’ve always strived to reach new goals during my entire adult life, and I haven’t appreciated what I’ve accomplished before I’ve started on something new, with new goals and dreams. My primary goal right now is to stay healthy, feel good and live life day by day. With that said, I’m an entrepreneur, and I have upcoming plans. But we can talk about those later on 😉
Thank´s Arijana for this quick chat! We hope that everything is going great with your new apartment. We looking forward to following the makeover and to see the change, it´s going to be magical.
Don´t miss to follow this inspirational queen on Instagram<
BABY, IT´S (ALMOST) SPRING OUTSIDE.
MARCH 22th, 2020
While waiting for the sun to fully arrive, we need to work with layers to keep warm while still looking impeccable. Combine your new spring styles with some of your wardrobe heroes.
Timeless, yet trendy with a pastel touch, are keywords for us this time of the year. Have a look at our style guide and some trendy styling tips for your weekly outfits, to copy and paste or just to inspire you to make up your own combo outfits with the latest arrivals from our store.
Let your creativity flow, and make the dress season a lot longer…
MONDAY “STARTING THE WEEK OFF JUST RIGHTS”
A classic white shirt with that little extra! Our Alida Blouse is timeless and trendy at the same time. A modern update of the classic white shirt. The loose fit and the semi-long sleeves contribute to that chic effortlessly relaxed feel.
We matched it here with our marvelous black faux leather Sansa trousers, a must in everyone’s wardrobe. The tight and stretchy fit makes them very comfortable to wear and perfect to combine with a more relaxed fit blouse as Alida Blouse – And the best part – no animal was hurt to make them.
With sneakers and an oversized jacket, you go casual.
But as here, together with a pair of your favorite boots and a classic camel wool coat, you have a stylish and perfect Monday business combo!
WEDNESDAY ”DRESS TIME”
This is the right day for some dressing up, to celebrate that we’ve made it halfway through the week.
Lion is a gorgeous ankle dress because of the perfect combination of preppy and cute thanks to the stylish shirt collar and frill details, and foremost we can’t get enough of this cute pink print!
We styled it together with Flarry, our flared black faux leather pants which have the ideal fit for the woman on the go – Tight legs with flared endings work perfectly with sneakers or boots, trendy and easy to wear due to its super stretchy material and comfy fit.
Add some extra flair to the everyday look, wear a dress on top of trousers a suede jacket and your favorite sneakers- you are ready for mid-week adventure’s.
FRIDAY “ON FRIDAYS, WE WEAR HEALS”
It’s Friday and we’re ready for the After Work, let’s show you how to do this in style! Macay Dress is chic, classic and comfortable with a relaxed fit. The Draped neckline and details such as side seam pockets and drawstrings to adjust the fit, makes this dress into something special and a real wardrobe safe card.
The Stilettos are on and matched with your favorite pair of jeans, you will be ready for a Friday that can take you from the office to anywhere. A classic spring coat is a good idea while waiting for spring to fully arrive.
SUNDAY “BRUNCH TIME!”
What is better for Sundays than meeting up your best friends or family for a tasty brunch hang out.
Our gorgeous Feather skirt in a pale pink color matches with pretty much any cute top, and the stunning material gives it such a luxurious feel for when you want to add that little extra sauce to your look.
Boots, sneakers or sandals, don’t matter. While imagining ourselves on sunny days in our Amazingly flowy skirt, we style it today with our best chunky knit and ankle boots to complete this outfit.
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INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
MARCH 06 th, 2020
Today is our day!
We wish to honor International Women’s Day by inviting you to take a deep dive in our Dry Lake team, since Dry lake certainly is a brand made for women, by women.
In Stockholm, Sweden, our team of six women work to create and manage the brand of our dreams and to fill the wardrobe gaps in both yours and our lives.
We always want to create the perfect back-to-work wardrobe, the party of the year dress, or something to make you feel a bit more special on any given day. Our goal is to inspire and to present the essential styles for every given occasion with easy-to-wear garments, something eye-catching with a comfortable fit and a feminine silhouette, to uplift and strengthen the wearer.
“It always begins with memories from the past when I start working on a collection; A fun night out with the girls, a vacation or certain situation to remember perhaps. Then I visualize the future moments of the specific season, when somebody or myself wear the styles, how they make you feel, the people who are near, the scent and the surroundings. The woman is always the main focus, the woman and the moments you remember forever and in every collection. I try to find a specific feeling, a feeling that mirrors life. Our vision is to enhance the spirit of a modern woman in today’s society, by making you feel that extra special you, whatever you do”. Says Regina, Head of design
Sharing our story, this is our Dry lake way to celebrate women every day
Feb 27 th, 2020
Tess Pelka is one of our international DryLake – girls living in Bremen, Germany. Her style is just amazing and we’re admired of her creativity and the way she present’s herself and her style through her Instagram feed. Tess is fantastic on so many levels and we’re so happy that we had a chance to do a small interview with her the other day.
Hi Tess! As you already know, we just think that you are stunning and we love your style,
How would you describe it?
Thank you! I like to mix it up and sometimes I like it sporty and the next day very elegant. In general I would probably describe it as casual chic.
In which pieces do we see you in this spring?
I‘m really into monochrome looks at the moment and mixing different brown and beige tones.
You always look so fresh, what’s your secret to keep the glow up?
No secrets, just trying to live healthy, drink lots of water/tea and moisturize. The glow might be due to some good highlighter I use.
You eat healthy, is that your way to take care of yourself?
I love to eat healthy and get a quick workout in everyday. I have to do it early in the morning so my brain is still too tired to make up excuses.
Before we finish, do you have any plans for this spring?
With our current rainy weather situation spring still seemed so far away so I haven’t planned anything yet, but I‘m sure I‘ll take a couple of trips. Probably London in spring to visit a friend.
THIS IS LOVE
Feb 14th, 2020
”Love to me is the feeling of ultimate happiness, the feeling I get when I spend time with friends and family and my husband, that feeling that you get when you are 100% relaxed and the place where you can be yourself.”
”Love to me is when you care so much about someone that it hurts you when they are in pain.
It’s about giving someone the power to destroy you, while trusting them not to.”
”Honestly I believe that love is simply too complex to be properly defined – maybe because it not supposed to be comprehensible, but to be experienced in all it´s ambiguity, beauty and chaos. However, I believe that the absolute purest form of love is self-love, because at the end of the day the most comprehensive and lifelong relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”
”Love for me can means much but the most important thing is to love yourself firstly.”
”Love can take place in many different forms, and I have very strong love for myself, my family and my friends, but also to people around me. I even want to be loving to people who have hurt me because. I believe they really need it. Forgiveness is important in order of feel love.”
”Love is to me a feeling of care and security. Sharing both joys and sorrows. Caring so much that it hurts if the other person hurts.”
”As a first thought, love to me is for the first time not caring about someone’s flaws and imperfections at all and wanting to give everything possible of yourself to another person. Love also is feeling completely at ’home’ and as yourself.”
”Love is when you love and respect each other’s differences. When you appreciate and always are there for each other. Love should be shown every day, all year round, no matter what day it happens to be.”