- Lifestyle & Sports
- 08 Oct 14
We’re wrapping up in style for autumn, layering Scandinavian folk prints with chunky knits, shearling jackets and blanket-style skirts.
This season, Nordic folk prints, chunky sweaters and oversize hats remind us of cosy ski chalets and fireside goblets of Merlot. The look is about rural chic, updated and sexed-up with modern, edgy touches.
On the catwalks, Emilio Pucci blended traditional elements with a modern edge, pairing patterned knits and fur stoles with stunning leather biker jeans and killer heels. The striking look is easy to replicate, via wetlook leggings or leather skinnies and chunky jumpers. For footwear, consider high-heeled lace-up ankle books with fur or shearling lining, or killer gladiator heels if you’re unconcerned about frostbite on your toes. Beanie hats give this look a hipster vibe; woollen bobble hats evoke a traditional Scandinavian style.
Tommy Hilfiger kept his finish classic, with an strong Alpine chic, by pairing bobble hats with chunky knits and pleated skirts. Rag & Bone played with dimensions and silhouettes, pairing high-waisted disco pants with cropped chunky knit sweaters, bringing a touch of the '80s to this Scandinavian-inspired style.
Burberry was our favourite of the catwalk looks: it combines flirty feminine midi-skirts with asymmetrical hemlines and sexy slits with shearling-trimmed jackets.
The result: an eccentric, elegant ensemble that screams World Traveller. Last season’s Aztec prints can easily be worked into this look as long as the palate is subtle, and they’re layered under natural hues and cosy textures. Fur or woollen gilets also make for excellent layering basics.
For trousers, keep shapes simple. However, don’t be afraid to play with patterns. Checks and houndstooth evoke the winter country retreat feel while Scandinavians have long since established rolled or cuffed hems as practical fashion statements – less chance of getting your pants drenched, plus you flash some ankle.
Now all you need do is find a cuddle-buddy and wait to get snowed in.