Mark Tan sweater, 2.500 kr. Gestuz leather pants, 2.999 kr. Gestuz top, 299 kr. Byredo ‘Suede’ rinse-free hand wash, 210 kr. Toteme shirt, 1.750 kr. ATP heels, 2.900 kr.
Before you do anything, start building your wardrobe with the basics. In every Danish woman’s wardrobe, you’ll find at least a handful of tees and tops in high quality that can be used with every outfit. Once you have the basics figured out it, becomes much easier adding the more unique pieces to express your style.
A classic shirt is essential in every capsule wardrobe. And once you have found a shirt that fits your needs, it’s easy to style all year around. For the colder months, wear it with a sweater over and in the summer, roll up the sleeves or leave it open with a tee under. Look to brands such as Sportmax, Totême and Han Kjøbenhavn for ultimate shirt selections.
It certainly pays off spending a bit more on high-quality knitwear that will stand the test of time. Choose your cashmere knit in a subtle color, so you won’t grow tired of it, and you have a fail-safe item to fall back on any day. Remember to follow the care label to secure its long lifespan.
Low rise has made a few hints of its comeback. But let’s be honest, given the very few people who suit the style, it would be irresponsible to let the trend reemerge. Invest instead in a pair universally-flattering high-waisted pants, and you have the basic component for any outfit. Style them right, and no one will notice when you have been wearing the same pair of pants for five days straight.
Comfort come first for the Danish woman. And when you’re biking around the city, a pair of sneakers feels like the safe choice. The chunky ‘dad’ sneakers trend seems to have passed, leaving room for the more streamlined, minimal sneakers that will complement any style. Opt for a pair of Veja, where style and sustainability aren’t compromised, or a pair of tennis-inspired Acne Studios kicks.
A maxi dress casually paired with sneakers have become the look synonymous with Danish women. And you can’t mention this style, without mentioning Danish power brand Ganni, who has all the cool kids running down the streets season after season in its newest style and print. This season the print is gingham checks. Another wardrobe classic made to be worn over and over again.
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