Call it globalization, or call it the Matilda Djerf effect—Scandi style is everywhere. Over the last few years, the world has turned its gaze on Copenhagen street style, cool influencers with cooler clothing, and butterfly haircuts for inspiration, seemingly leaving behind other style influences like Londoners and New York fashion people. (We still love you, French girls!)
Categorized by its whimsical take on elevated basics and color-coordinated accessories, Scandi-girl style often precedes the normal trend cycle before it reaches the United States. Sweater-vests and button-down shirts? Been there, done that. Loafers and socks? So 2018 for them. If something is on-trend in New York or Los Angeles, you better believe the women from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland were wearing it months before.
Now that spring is approaching and Scandi-girl season is about to soar again, it's time to look back at the winter essentials all the cool girls wear (while riding their bikes, of course). If Copenhagen Fashion Week street style was any indication, Scandi women live their lives in full Technicolor. Below are all the essential items the European fashion crowd always has in their wardrobe.