This Is the One Outfit Formula Cool Scandi Girls Wear on Repeat


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Even before I became a mom of two, I was always on the hunt for outfit formulas that made getting ready easy without sacrificing style. There is nothing I appreciate more than being able to get dressed in ten minutes or less, especially in an outfit that's comfortable to boot. It's no wonder I appreciate the Scandinavian aesthetic as much as I do—The looks always have a healthy balance of the cool factor and practicality that I crave.

Enter the latest Scandi-girl outfit formula I can't get enough of—an oversize T-shirt or button-down shirt with a long skirt and a pair of cool flat shoes like sandals, ballet flats, or sneakers.

It's clear I am not the only one who loves this look, as it's a favorite among fashion crowds in L.A., New York City, London, Copenhagen, and beyond. Keep scrolling to check out 12 ways to wear this outfit and to shop each look.



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Johanna Lager paired her popular Jil Sander T-shirt with sculptural earrings, a black maxi skirt, and Mary-Jane flats.



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Marilyn Nwawulor-Kazemaks is the epitome of chic in a striped button-down shirt, white maxi skirt, and flat Hermès sandals.



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Jeanette Madsen put together a cool black and white look with a black tee layered over a long sleeve white thermal top, embroidered floral skirt, and flat designer sandals.



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Linda Tol elevates her graphic tee with the help of a chic neck scarf, a large straw tote, black skirt, and colorful strappy sandals.



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This stylish look from designer Carol Callahan features a vibrant graphic tee, ivory blazer, long lattice skirt, and black Mary-Jane flats.



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Annabel Rosendahl stepped out in a bold striped button-down with a complementary maxi skirt, mini bag, and flat thong sandals.



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Poppy Almond wore a whimsical graphic tee with a butter-hued shoulder bag, maxi cargo skirt, and trendy Adidas sneakers.



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Amalie Neilsen was captured in a simple oversize white T-shirt, tan suede shoulder bag, full skirt, and bright orange ballet flats.



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Another great take on the outfit formula from Lager in a muted green tee and extra-long white skirt.



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Nnenna Chem is a Scandi girl through and through with her blue button-down shirt, baby pink bag, white maxi skirt, and strappy black flat sandals.



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Leave it to Nielsen to come up with another cool ensemble that includes an oversize striped button-down shirt, long red skirt, crew socks, and green Adidas sneakers.



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Lorna Humphrey spends a day out in an oversize graphic T-shirt, rhinestone bag, black skirt, and chic flat sandals.

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.