Staff Writer Maja shares her advice on how best to incorporate that ever-trendy Scandi look into your everyday style. 

 

Upon stepping foot on the floral carpet floor of my dingy student flat in the St Andrean Badlands after Reading Week, I found myself nostalgic for the finer things of my parallel existence in my parents’ house: the cleanliness, the dishwasher, and that gorgeous, grey piece of heaven in the living room that is the Danish-designed sofa.

 

Like my parents’ taste in furniture, my style has been described to me as distinctly ‘Scandi’. So, with the qualifications bestowed in me by that friend, here is a guide on taking this Autumn/Winter like an honorary Scandinavian.

 

  1. COMFORT IS KEY
    ‘Hygge’ didn’t get all the attention for no reason – it applies to a way of life, and a way of life includes fashion. Think straight-cut, mom, or boyfriend jeans, cosy sweaters, quality over quantity.

 

  1. BACK TO BASICS
    Muted palettes, white t-shirts, clean lines and boxy cuts, a good pair of ankle boots. Simple graphic tees, stripes, and patterns are also good for when you’re feeling somewhat more **funky** – but more on statement pieces later.

 

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  1. BECOME THE ONION
    Layering is completely compatible with a wardrobe mainly consisting of basics (I personally own about five identical white t-shirts), because everything goes with everything and things don’t have to get boring. And given the temperature disparity between North Street and the library, layers are pretty practical.

 

  1. STATEMENTS AND SUCH
    I’ve been emphasising the importance of basics, but statement pieces obviously still fit into that minimalist ‘Scandi’ aesthetic. A personal favourite is my new slightly cropped, chunky, red turtleneck (from &otherstories, the masters of knitwear, IMO), which I tend to pair with black jeans, but intend to pair with my black, heeled boots under straight-cut, side-stripe trousers when I get my hands on some.

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  1. THREE’S A CHARM
    A quick analysis of Pernille Teisbæk’s (author of Dress Scandinavian and my personal fashion icon) Instagram will present you with a pattern: she rarely goes for more than three colours in an outfit. If she goes for multiple shades, they’re only of one of the three. If she pairs a bright red jumper and a checked blazer, streaks of the same red will be running through the latter. Simplicity. Cohesion. My heart flutters with  every double-tap.

 

Link to Pernille’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pernilleteisbaek/

 

 

So, there you have it – my five top-tips to a scandi Autumn/Winter in the Bubble!