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NORDIC FASHION TREND: AUTUMN STYLE

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Time for a little autumn wardrobe overhaul? With the change in weather comes the desire to change up our style too; time to get cozy while looking cool and layering up in true Scandinavian style. I don’t know about you, but I love autumn style and I am always so excited to be browsing the new items by my favourite Scandinavian brands each year for inspiration. Whether you want a minimal neutral look, or a warmer autumnal vibe, here are a few of my recent Nordic fashion favourites which I hope can help inspire you this autumn.

Nordic fashion trend: autumn style

^ Earthy tones and leather are great for autumn. If you want to look Scandi chic this season this is the outfit for you: the Elette leather skirt from Tiger of Sweden teamed up with the effortlessly beautiful Bare pullover which looks great tucked into the skirt. The dark brown Valoria boots makes the look complete.

^ Talking about earthy tones, this ensemble with different shades of brown looks so cozy and stylish for autumn. The alpaca blend cropped cardigan from Arket over the merino lyocell t-shirt with a pair of smart brown trousers and square toe ankle boots are just perfection in my eyes. 

^ This comfy overshirt from Arket is crafted from a brushed pile fabric, made of a warming blend of wool and recycled polyester. It has a long silhouette and a slouchy style, and I love the additional pockets on the side for a laidback look. Layer up with a jersey roll-neck top in merino wool on colder days and you are good to go. Did you know that merino wool reacts to body temperature? It stores warmth when the body is cold and has a cooling effect when warm so perfect!

^ Another pairing I love is this cropped cable-knit cardigan from H&M with a simple jersey dress underneath. The nude shades gives the outfit it a soft and simple Nordic expression. The cardigan has a relaxed fit with dropped shoulders, and it also comes in a beautiful light blue shade as well as this cream version. I can see it being a great item to throw over many outfits over the next coming months.

^ Although flower dresser are often associated with summer, I think they are a great transitional item which can easily be layered up with a big cardigan over or a pair of tights under when it is chilly. This cute brown ruffle dress from Monki is a great choice for autumn, and I really like the retro vibe it gives when adding a pair of calf boots with it.

^ Autumn means more rain, and as a typical Scandinavian I am always on the hunt for the best and most functional raincoat. This light packable raincoat from COS is so smart because it has a large inside compartment that turns it into a backpack for easy transportation. Perfect for when the weather can’t fully decide if it is going to give us rain or sunshine (which happens a lot in Scandinavia).

^ If you want the true Scandinavian autumn / winter style then a knitted jumper with a classic pattern is a must! This stunning blue Urður sweater from Icelandic Geysir is made in a soft wool mix. It is both comfortable and stylish, and comes in a variation of colours, but if you prefer a different pattern check out their other garments too.

^ Talking about jumpers, I have to also show off a more vibrant version: the new Kietoa Unikko knitted pullover from Marimekko. Made from thick wool with a jacquard knit, it features their recognisable Unikko flower pattern in terracotta and peach tones or in a blue and grey version if you prefer. 

^ Combining an outdoor style with premium materials, this leather anorak jacket from Arket is made from supple, yet durable leather that has undergone a chrome-free tanning process. With its sophisticated yet sporty look I can see it being a wardrobe staple you will get lots of use out of.

^ A trench coat is such a versatile item and another must in your autumn wardrobe: I love this oversized trench coat from COS, it is made from organic cotton and is soft to the touch. With an oversized fit and a belted waist, it is a relaxed take on a transitional classic. This light brown colour is perfect in my eyes for autumn, but if you are less daring and want a more subtle jacket then there is also a black option.

^ When autumn arrives I am always excited to be able to wear denim jeans again, it is just one of those items which seems to fit in any occasion because you can easily dress them up or down. This straight high rise pair of jeans from & Other Stories has a timeless and classic look which pairs beautifully with this soft wool cardigan. It has puff sleeves, tortoise button closures, a soft collar and a boxy, relaxed silhouette and looks so comfortable.

^ This turtleneck sweater dress from Monki comes in many shades, but I adore this beige version for autumn. It has the cozy style of this sweater dress made with organic cotton – oversized, on-the-knee length, wide puff sleeves and the hidden pockets! Pair with your favourite pair of trainers and you are good to go.

^ This year, the trend when it comes to the shirt front is a romantic and delicate style rather than the standard shirt. This Raville long sleeved shirt from Minimum is designed with a deep v-neck collar with lace details. he shirt has a regular fit and is finished with small front buttons. It goes so well together with the high-waist Nimma dressed pants and a cool pair of heels.

^ Instead of feeling blue – wear blue! I love the combination of this simple, comfy blue high neck jumper from SELECTED paired with the classic straight fit blue denim jeans. A modern and versatile outfit. The subtle crop of the jumper makes it perfect to tuck into the jeans or a skirt to enhance your waist.

^ I love checked patterns for autumn, and it is great to see they are back on trend this year. This double breasted jacket in light grey and white from H&M is a staple piece you will love for years to come. It looks great as seen here with a simple white tee, white jeans and a few trendy accessories. Effortlessly chic!

^ We see a lot of leather in the fashion world right now, and I think these vegan leather hair wide straight-leg trousers from Sand Copenhagen are a great choice for autumn. With deep tucks, and a tonal wide belt to highlight the paper bag waist they look great both with a fitted top or a larger style like this turtle neck low gage melange knit sweater with relaxed fit.

^ And lastly, I though I would add a cozy outfit perfect for lounging at home in: The Amaris cardigan and trousers from Samsøe & Samsøe! With a boxy fit and made from medium gauge 100% wool yarn, it looks just as comfy as it is stylish.

Looking for more Nordic fashion inspiration? Check out my article with how to get the cozy & Scandi chic loungewear look or typical Scandinavian wardrobe essentials for autumn & winter.


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Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.

September 8, 2020

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3 Comments

  1. Reply

    Mary

    September 7, 2020

    Disappointed to see so many fast fashion brands promoted here :(

    • Reply

      Ingrid Opstad

      September 7, 2020

      Sorry you feel that way. I kept a mix of Scandinavian brands I like with a range of prices because not everyone can afford to spend too much money (especially not this year).

  2. Reply

    Ron

    October 30, 2020

    I love the color combinations and subtlety of colors. But what about the men? We wear clothes too?

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