Fashion

How to Dress Like a Scandinavian

This week marks the beginning of Copenhagen Fashion Week: the biggest and most prestigious fashion event to take place in the Nordic Region, held annually every February and August.

Whilst we’re coveting the styles on the catwalk, we’re also lusting after the fashions spotted off the runways, too. The Copenhagen lifestyle – and the entire ‘Scandi style’ movement – has exploded onto the fashion scene of late: known for unique design, clean lines and unconventional silhouettes, dressing like a Scandinavian has never been so on-trend.

If you’re wondering how to transform your wardrobe from hotchpotch to hygge, The Hut is here to help: you’ll be mistaken for a Dane in no time…

  1. Minimalist Pieces
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    Minimalist Pieces

    When choosing pieces to channel your love of Danish fashion, opt for minimalist, fresh designs that exude simplicity. High necks, shift shapes and fuss-free silhouettes are a must for any Scandi stylist: we’re loving this Ganni Clark Dress for laidback luxe.

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  2. Muted Colour Palette
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    Muted Colour Palette

    Be careful with colour when paying homage to the Hygge trends: whilst it’s not frowned upon to inject some warmth into your wardrobe with blues, greens and nudes, keep your hues muted and unassuming. Brights are a no-no, so make sure your colours are sophisticated and unpretentious, like this bottle-green Ganni Top.

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  3. Fluid Lines
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    Fluid Lines

    Although Scandi style centres around loose, flowing pieces, don’t assume that this means shapeless. Many Danish designers use fluid, sharp lines in their constructions to create interesting silhouettes – the Ganni White Taylor Blouse features cropped trumpet sleeves and dropped shoulders for an elegant profile.

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  4. Stripes
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    Stripes

    Whilst patterns aren’t often worn by Copenhagen fashionistas, nautical stripes often make an appearance. If you’re wearing stripes, keep the remainder of your outfit plain, to avoid clashing of prints – the stripes should stand alone. We like the juxtaposition of bold and simple in this Wood Wood Mimi Blouse – wear with wide leg culottes for everyday casual.

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  5. Unisex
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    Unisex

    Scandinavian style is often somewhat androgynous, so it’s time to embrace the unisex feel of trousers, culottes, brogues and shirts. A pair of black trousers is a Danish wardrobe staple, and this pair from Samsoe & Samsoe is the ideal blend of comfort and masculine class.

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Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd

Fashion & Style Editor

Collector of rose-gold homeware, scented candles and quirky photograph frames, I’m a Southern girl living in Manchester passionate about fashion, beauty and interiors. When I’m not writing about beautiful things, I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home.


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