We have a lot to thank Scandinavia for when it comes to design. Sweden gave us Acne Studios, H&M, COS, and that interiors behemoth you may have heard of: IKEA; Denmark brought us Ganni, Stine Goya, Day Birger et Mikkelsen… The list goes on and on and then some.
But alongside an appreciation for the region's retail highlights, we have to admit that every time Copenhagen or Stockholm hosts a fashion week, we can't wait to see what its attendees will be wearing. Because rather than being characterized by the minimalistic styling that this area of northern Europe is renowned for, its sharpest dressers throw together the most eclectic of outfits. Sure, the women whose style we love to watch like to champion homegrown labels, but they're happy to throw, say, a little Balenciaga into the mix too. They're not afraid of directional accessories and new silhouettes, making their looks some of the most inspiring out there.
Another benefit? Thanks to these girls being prolific Instagrammers, there's no requirement to wait six months for inspiration from their catwalk show circuit—so, with this in mind, we've tracked down some key formulas to inspire your next look. Scroll down for a slice of Scandi outfit excellence.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.