Scandi women are widely regarded as some of the most stylish in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. With an inherent knack for putting together effortlessly cool and timeless outfits, their looks serve as constant inspiration for our wares. From minimalist dresses to oversized knits to bold colour choices and a focus on striking silhouettes, they manage to look chic without ever trying too hard (at least that’s how it appears from the outset). Today, however, I thought we’d focus our energy on a specific facet of the Scandi aesthetic; footwear.
With the power to make or break an outfit, your shoe choices should never be made in haste—a sentiment that our Scandinavian friends clearly share. I set out to find the shoes Scandi fashion people rely on, and it didn’t take long to see that their approach to shoes is all about practicality and versatility. Think walk-anywhere flat shoes and go-with-everything black ankle boots, which prove themselves to be staples in their wardrobes. The perfect complement to any outfit, whether you’re running errands or attending a fancy event, each shoe style you’ll discover below will work hard for you and can be worn in a myriad of ways. Like us Brits, Scandi women are just as enamoured with ballet flats this season, which add instant polish to any ensemble. Trainers are on the agenda, too, and make for the easiest throw-on with jeans and leggings.
One of the best things about Scandi style is that it’s easy to emulate. And when it comes to shoes, a few pairs of classic options will go a long way. So, if you want to add a little Scandi flair to your wardrobe, start with the basics—scroll on to see the shoes Scandi women always wear.