Real Life Style Icon: Rowan of ‘Red Reidinghood’

Velvet pants and silver toed shoes + style tips from your favorite Scandinavian style blogger!

Name: Rowan Reiding
Age: 20
Location: Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Online haunts: blog // facebook // twitter // instagram // youtube

Three reasons that you’re awesome:
I can fold my tongue into a clover, I can read Latin and Greek and I just recently reached 1.000 followers on Bloglovin’, which I think is kind of awesome.

A yellow sweater and ripped jeans + style tips from your favorite Scandinavian style blogger!

What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
Eh, something not very fashionable: My OnePiece jumpsuit and a pair of UGG’s. Ultimate relax wear, since I don’t have anywhere to go right now.

What is the last item of clothing from you bought?
A pair of high waisted black jeans.
What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
That definitely is a Vlieger&Vandam guardian angel tote (the clutch version will do as well).
Plaid and layers  + style tips from your favorite Scandinavian style blogger!

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.

When I was like 6 years old I desperately wanted a pair of sneakers with lights in the back, they turned on when your feet hit the ground. Remember those? They were quite a big hit when I was a child. My mother thought they were too ugly though (I now see why), so she didn’t want to buy me a pair.
So I did a little DIY project. Of course I wasn’t an electrician, so I decided to imitate the lights by drawing the shapes of the lights on the heel of my white sneakers with a crayon. I was so proud of myself, my mum wasn’t…
What is your best thrifting score?
Definitely my red leather jacket! I’ve been eyeing one from Zara since a couple of years ago, but it was so expensive. So when I spotted one (which even looks better than the Zara version) at a flea market, I immediately bought it.

A fur hat and grey sweater dress  + style tips from your favorite Scandinavian style blogger!

 Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?

Since I like to wear all black everything outfits, something very important to me is working with different materials to make an outfit interesting. I love to combine hard materials, like leather, with soft materials, like knitwear.

I also have a little secret which I’d like to share with you: Most of the soles of my heeled shoes are quite slippery, so I put a pair of no skid soles from Lady’s Secret underneath them that keep me from falling.

Oh and for those of you who, like me, live in cold countries: Wear thermowear! It’s a lifesaver during those super cold days! And nobody will notice 😉

Thanks so much for sharing Rowan!

P.S. A cheapskate guide to Amsterdam!

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