The 7-Piece Fall Wardrobe of Scandinavia's Finest


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In years past, the wardrobes of the coolest fashion girls have grabbed the attention of everyone in the industry. Whether it’s the French, It Brits, or Italians, their stylish outfits have inspired us and countless others to dress just like them. Recently, though, a whole new set of fashion girls have been grabbing our attention: the Scandis.

Copenhagen Fashion Week just wrapped, so the style among the Scandinavian set is top of mind, but it goes far beyond that. The fashionable Pernille Teisbaek has been on our radar for years while up-and-comers like stylist Emili Sindlev have caught our attention more recently.

All the more interesting is that outfits from Copenhagen and other parts of Scandinavia have made a shift in recent years, introducing a second wave of style from the region that’s evolved from purely minimalist. The shift is to something more colorful and experimental—a clear change that the fashion world can’t currently get enough of. If you’re interested in tapping into their cool style, look ahead: I’m breaking down the essential pieces to get their looks.


Minimal Heels
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Minimalism is still a hallmark of Scandinavian style, but it’s often mixed with interesting silhouettes. Try it for yourself by pairing some sleek heels with a voluminous sweater.


Sorbet Shades
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Fall may not sound like the time to wear your pastels, but don't pack them away just yet. According to the Scandi set, all sorbet shades are welcome.


Tiger Print
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Animal prints like tiger have exploded for fall, and we saw them everywhere during Copenhagen Fashion Week.


Snakeskin Boots
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Another animal print you'll find in the Scandi wardrobe? Snakeskin. Try mixing it into your wardrobe with a pair of statement boots.


Chunky Knits
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Copenhagen girls are masters at dressing for cold weather. Chunky knits are staples in their wardrobes, but they make them look cool with simple styling ideas, such as tucking them into cuffed trousers.


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Corduroy is another cold-weather standby you're sure to spot on the fashion set in Copenhagen.


New-Age Sneakers
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When it comes to sneakers, the chunkier the better.

Next: 33 investment pieces fashion girls are buying for fall.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.