Often characterised by their effortless and minimalist chic, Scandinavian brands such as Norse Projects, NN07, Nudie Jeans Co & Rains are some of the leading brands in contemporary menswear. We’ve put together ‘5 Scandi inspired outfit grids’ to help you get that new look you’re striving for.
Our first look is a smart-casual style consisting of easy colour pairings that work in unison. Grey, white and navy tones all work together in harmony allowing the addition of a deep red beanie to add flair to the colour pallete. As the knitted shirt has a low collar you can wear it open or buttoned up with the white t-shirt underneath, giving you a few different layering options to suit your style.
Norse Projects Mulberry Red Twist Beanie, NN07 Miyagi 6381 Knitted Navy Pocket Shirt, Sunspel White Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt, BOSS Bank-J Grey Suit Trousers, Red Wing Cotton Ragg Crew Blue Boot Socks & Grenson Sneaker 1 White Leather Trainers.
Look two is a casual, on the move style, with a lot of character and flair. Pairing the pale green and orange tones together creates an adventurous analogous colour combination that is eye-catching, to say the least. The addition of a cuffed pair of selvedge denim jeans alongside a low-profile trainer gives us the option to tie our accessories into the mix and have a sock that matches our upper half, creating a well thought out outfit that works in unison.
Norse Projects Charcoal Twist Beanie, Nudie Jeans Henry Mint Green Pigment Dyed Long Sleeve Shirt, Norse Projects Niels White Logo T-Shirt, Nudie Jeans Lean Dean Dry 16 Dips Denim Slim-Tapered Jeans, Red Wing Cotton Ragg Crew Kelly Green Boot Socks & Karhu Synchron Classics Lily White & Whitecap Grey Suede Trainers
Look 3 is a smart-casual getup in which attention to detail is key. The colour pallete is simple, consisting of a mix of lighter blue and navy tones as well as an off-white shoe broken up by a yellow sock for a splash of colour. Layering a sweater on top of a shirt is an effective way to add texture and detailing into the look. Accessorise with a pair of Monokel sunglasses and you’re good to go.
Monokel Nelson Crystal Green Lens Sunglasses, Norse Projects Sigfred Dark Navy Sweater, Norse Projects Oscar Blue Stripe Oxford Shirt, Nudie Jeans Co Lean Dean Slim Fit Lost Orange Mid Blue Denim Jeans, Red Wing Cotton Ragg Crew Yellow Boot Socks & Saucony Shadow 5000 Tan & White Suede Trainers.
Look 4 is a smart casual inspired look perfect for a variety of occasions, whether you’re out on the town or at a board meeting. The black jacket and chinos create a form-fitting silhouette for its wearer but are successfully broken up by the complimentary splashes of beige and grey. The olive backpack works a tie between all the colours and adds expression to complete our look.
Nudie Jeans Lenny Black Shearling Jacket, Norse Projects Niels Light Grey Standard T-Shirt, Norse Projects Aros Slim Stretch Black Chinos, Birkenstock Tonal Black Cotton Twist Socks, Rains Khaki Green MSN Bag & Clarks Originals Wallabee Off White Suede Shoes
Our final outfit is an on the move style with functionality in mind. Our upper features a complementary mix of olive and beige to create a contrasting, outdoor-inspired pairing. Our lower half consists of a mix of navy shades to work in unison for with our upper for a well put together appearance. Weather permitting, wear the jacket open to show off the three colours working together.
Rains Sage Green Hooded Jacket, NN07 Jerome 3211 Crew Neck Light Beige Sweatshirt, NN07 Marco 1400 Navy Slim Fit Chinos, Birkenstock Tonal Navy Cotton Twist Socks & New Balance M991 Made In England Stone Grey Trainers.
Words & Photography by Jack Strong