One Super-Cool Scandi Girl and the 4 Colour Combinations You'll Copy This Year

Scandinavian style is often perceived to be all about monochrome minimalism, but Danish fashion editor Jeanette Madsen shows the Scandi aesthetic is about so much more than basics. "In the last few years, with Instagram being the place to be seen, Scandinavian girls had an urge to stand out from the majority, to show their personal style, not to blend in and to be true to their aesthetic," Jeanette told me for a recent piece about Scandinavian style.

And how does she achieve this with her own Instagram-famous wardrobe? "An easy way to do that is to wear colour. What makes people happy? Colour sure does!" Jeanette often plays with unexpected colour combinations, using pinks, reds and blues to make joyful, mood-boosting looks. You won't catch her in grey, navy or all black, as she tends to wear the most vibrant colours she can find—and all at once. Keep scrolling to see four happy colour combinations Jeanette is backing right now.


1. Pastel Pink and Soft Lemon
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Style Notes: Thanks to Céline, pale lemon with a sugary pink is one of the key colour combinations for spring, and we love how Jeanette Madsen used it with her mismatched pastel trouser suit.

Related: Summer 2018 Fashion Trends: The Only Looks You Need to Know


2. Cobalt Blue and Seafoam Green
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Style Notes: Jeanette is a big fan of wearing a colour head to toe, and here she wore a blue-on-blue combination, which shouldn't in theory work. She paired a cobalt blue jumper with a seafoam green pleated skirt and then tied up the outfit with a white T-shirt and white boots.

Related: The Geography of Fashion: Why Scandi Fashion Is Becoming More and More Alluring


3. Red and Sugary Pink
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Style Notes: Pink with red is still a big colour trend for 2018, and Jeanette wore her pink H&M trousers with an oversized Miu Miu jumper.

Related: These 4 New Ways to Wear Colour Are the Perfect Antidote to That January Feeling


4. Bright Orange and Apple Green
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Style Notes: When it comes to colours, Jeanette often makes up her own rules, such as at Paris Fashion Week when she dressed like a chic carrot in green and orange. 

Emma Spedding