May 21st, 2014
Chance SS14

Simply Swedish

Chance by Julia Leach

“DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WIND, LEARN TO SAIL.” – Swedish Proverb

Chance founder and summer devotee, Julia Leach, was inspired by Sweden’s “seaside lifestyle, design heritage, and natural beauty” for her SS14 collection. This spring, along with her signature striped knits, Julia’s added beautiful tops in Liberty prints, an oxford shirt and shirtdress, tunics, hats, and espadrilles. Everything we need to complete the perfect summer wardrobe.

Chance Mood Board

I asked Julia to share her inspiration images and, if she did a perfume for this collection, what would be the mix of scents? About the fragrance, I can’t wait to do a scent, especially since I’ve tried so many white florals and haven’t found one I love. For the Sweden collection, I’d create a fragrance that fuses elderflower, freesia, and twin flower with a light, clean note of poplar trees and gooseberries…the scent of walking through an island in the Stockholm archipelago on a dewy Sunday morning. A fresh, light, greeny floral, yet just a little bit woodsy to give it a more sensual note.

Follow Julia on Instagram @julia_chance to see all of her inspiration pics.

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CHLOÉ

Double-breasted wool-blend felt coat

J.W. ANDERSON

Pierce gold-plated choker

J.W. ANDERSON

Pierce medium embellished leather shoulder bag

MARNI

Tie-backgathered stretch-cotton jersey top

ALAIA

Jacquard-knit midi skirt

J.W. ANDERSON

open flat ballerina shoes

ELLERY

Ritzy A-line wool-blend skirt

THE ROW

Emil leather ankle boots

BOTTEGA VENETA

Snake-trimmed intrecciato leather shoulder bag

SONIA RYKIEL

Grosgrain-trimmed ruffled cotton-velvet jacket

SONIA RYKIEL

Pleated cotton-velvet culottes

MR BY MAN REPELLER

Woven canvas clogs

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  • Looks great and I’d try in a heartbeat were it not for the “no return/exchange, all sales final” policy on everything, which I only found out when in final stages of buying process online. Bummer.

    Liz LMay 22nd, 2014  10:24 AM

     
  • Scratch last comment. I just received email from company and there is a glitch on their website. They do have a 15 day return policy for all full price merchandise.

    Liz LMay 22nd, 2014  10:49 AM

     
  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! so beautiful! xx KC

    kendall conradMay 22nd, 2014  1:10 PM

     
  • Wow thank you for turning me onto Chance. I love what she’s doing and that girl knows how to work a stripe!

    All the best to you!

    RTGMay 22nd, 2014  3:27 PM

     

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