Copenhagen - capital of style

Denmark and Copenhagen are famous for design and style. Not only does the world love Danish interior design and architecture (Arne Jacobsen, anyone?), but Copenhagen is also know for its fashion. So why not take a look at it?

When I first got here, I was surprised by two things: a) men seemed to be much more style-conscious than what I was used to back home in Germany, and b) girls and women seemed much less stylish than I had expected. It took me some time to figure out that especially women’s fashion and style follows a very specific rule: Danes put a lot of effort (and money) into looking like they don’t care what they look like. What I mistook for laziness or a “don’t care” attitude is actually a carefully thought out style doctrine that especially girls seem to follow.

Like in many other age- and location-specific groups (e.g. American female college students, hipsters, etc.), Copenhagen girls and young women have their “uniform”, as I like to call it. On the train in the morning or afternoon, it’s crazy how many people wear a similar style. I’ve conveniently provided a “starter kit” below, in case you are coming to visit soon and want to look like a local:


Popular brands include (just browse through their lookbooks):


If you want to learn more about Copenhagen street style, check out the following sites:


And finally, the Danes’ biggest style faux-pas in my eyes: Fjällräven backpacks.



They are EVERYWHERE. In every color. On everyone’s back. Apparently they used to be cool way back in the day, and now they’re making their hipster comeback. I might not be much of a fashion person but please trust me in this: DO NOT BUY A FJÄLLRÄVEN. And if you have one, THROW IT AWAY. Far, far away, where I can’t see it! And then let’s never speak of this again!

As a final word, I do think that Copenhagen’s (or Scandinavia’s) reputation as a fashion capital is well deserved - some of the brands listed above (and others, such as Filippa K) make great clothes that I absolutely love (I have this Tiger of Sweden dress in four colors!). And people here generally seem to put more effort into what they look like (compared to what I’m used to from Germany), even though I might not always “get” the style they’re going for.

Danish brands: Pernille Corydon Jewellery

I’ve been wanting to start writing about Danish brands I come across, especially those that might not be as popular or known outside of Denmark. I just think that the Danes have a special style and eye for design - it’s a question of taste, of course, but I really like the clarity and simplicity, the clean lines and almost monochromatic colors. And I’ve recently come across the jewelry from Pernille Corydon, and I find them very timeless and stylish, while at the same time elegant and feminine. So that’s why I’m introducing them here today!

Her jewellery is described on her homepage as follows, which I find very fitting: “Scandinavian simplicity inspired by geometric shapes characterizes the work of Pernille Corydon. The Danish designer creates distinct, modern jewellery stripped of excess. What
remains is a pure and feminine expression that matches women of
all ages from all parts of the world.

I’ve recently bought the “Multi Coin Ring” in gold, and it’s beautiful. I stood in the store and could quite literally have bought ALL of her earrings and rings! So pretty!

Multi coin ring

Multi coin ring


It comes with matching earrings as well (might have to get those, too!). But I really like all her stuff, and you should definitely check it out!

Pernille Corydon rings

Pernille Corydon rings

Pernille Corydon necklaces

Pernille Corydon necklaces

Pernille Corydon earrings

Pernille Corydon earrings


Pernille Corydon Jewellery

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A list of retailers by country can be found here  (PS: Superlove in Copenhagen has them!)

Spring favorites - what I love this week

I am known to obsess about things, every once in a while… okay, okay, ALL THE TIME.

This is a (non-exhaustive) list of things I’m currently crazy about, in no particular order!


White Converse sneakers


I mean, how great are they?! I’ve had them for a couple of years, but haven’t really worn them in a while. Why not, you ask? Good question! I’ll definitely pull these babies out more often this spring and summer!


Pleated skirts


I love skirts, in general, and the latest spring trend of pleated skirts (mostly tea-length) is really cute. I love the way that they are styled in the pictures, and I have my eyes on that Zara one in the upper right corner. Doesn’t it have the greatest colors?!



Maybe it’s a spring thing, but I am currently finding myself pinning insane amounts of lemon-based recipes, for example Lemon Creme Brulee, Lemon Sorbet or Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Bacon. I’ll have to try them all, and soon!

Fedoras/ straw hats


First of all, I’m not a hipster (I hope!), and second of all, I know I’m late to the party, but better late than never, right? I just love the laid-back style, it just screams long summer nights and bonfires to me.



This might just be my favorite color for spring and summer. Admittedly, anything coral you wear looks much better with a tan, but I’m working on that! The “I heart you but I’ve chosen disco” t-shirt (Ganni) is on my wishlist, and essie’s “Sunday Funday” is one of my go-to nailpolishes these days!

Fashion obsession: New Balance sneakers

I might be late to the party, but I just discovered my new want-want-want shoe for this spring. Most girls in Copenhagen casually wear Nike’s Free sneakers, but I’ve seen a few with different New Balance models. So while I’m still deciding which model and color-combination I want (I loooove the navy ones, but maybe a more colorful combo is also great for spring…), I’m sharing some inspiration here. All pics from Pinterest!


Classic black outfit with burgundy sneakers

Leather leggings + sneakers = awesome!

LOVE this color combination!

Perfect style for a fresh spring day in CPH


Trench and sneakers

Classic black model

With a splash of color

Danish Design - Interior Inspiration

I’m a big fan of Danish (all Scandinavian, really) design, especially when it comes to interiors and decorations. The Danes just know how to decorate their living spaces! I’ve recently read this post about Scandinavian design lessons, and I think it is spot-on. What I find most fascinating is the fact that Danish design is usually associated with stylishness, functionality, clean lines and monochrome colors. At the same time, it’s never cold or unwelcoming - au contraire! Danish apartments have a wonderful welcoming, warm and inviting quality, which is all part of the big concept of “hygge”. Hygge is key to the Danish culture, and it describes a feeling of well-being, coziness, having a good time, for example with your friends or family. The high season for hygge is around Christmas (read up more about the concept of hygge on the Visit Denmark website), and there are some tools that can be used in interior design to ensure that a stylish apartment is warm and hyggelig as well. For example, natural materials like wood always help to create warmth, so do cozy blankets or sheepskins. Obviously, candles are a key tool for hygge as well!

Below, I’m sharing some of my favorite living space inspirations (all from Pinterest) that, to me, display Danish design and living culture at its best.

Bedroom inspiration, Normann Copenhagen

Scandinavian living room style


Living room inspiration by Bloomingville

White and brown living room

Flower vase inspiration