November means the first excitement of fall has slightly worn off, the colourful leaves turning sludgy and brown. But while November might be a dark time of year in Scandinavia, it provides us with all the more reason to dress and invest in colourful and comfy garments to brighten the mood. If there ever was a time to snuggle up and keep the ambience cosy, it’s now.

Warm, weighty and easygoing, everything we wish for in a superb wool sweater. The Filippa K “Two-tone” sweater is crafted from an alpaca wool blend and features a ribbed texture. Opt for a shirt layered under or a lighter cashmere blend roller neck as pictured.

Filippa K, two-tone knit, €460
Jersey roller neck , €175

If this is not a cherry on top, then what is? The Norwegian heritage brand O.A.Devold has a new beanie in stock this season, and we love the ribbed cashmere. The colour is inspired by Devolds heritage “Rødlua”, a red knit cap, rooted in Norwegian folklore that has become a symbol of adventure and exploration.

O.A.Devold, “Rødlua” €170

Wool socks are essential to feel all snuggled. The recycled wool socks from the Danish brand Colorful Standard fit above the ankle and have a chunky wool blend made from recycled fibres of wool sweaters. They come in a ray of colours, so you can pick a new colour every day of the week if you wish.

Colorful Standard, green merino wool blend sock, €16

The signature jacket from SoftGoat offers a unisex design made in a wool and cashmere blend. The relaxed fit is adequate for late autumn walks in nature layered with something warm underneath or worn as a light overshirt on milder November days or other seasons. The jacket comes in navy, beige and black variations, but we adore the pine hue.

Softgoat, signature jacket in pine, €585

Scandinavian Fashion Diary: November 2023

A plush beanie is a must to cover up on cold mornings. The “Oma” beanie in amazon green adds warmth and colour to dark days.

Beck Söndergaard, “Oma” beanie, €95

By emphasising accessories, you can refresh your wardrobe. You might be a tad weary of your black coat, but it does not mean you need to buy a new one. Add a colourful accessory, like a scarf and the vibe will shift. The “Kay” wool scarf from Aiayu features classic tartan patterns, its large proportions making it excellent for comfy wrap-around layering. Plus, it is made from recycled materials.

Aiayu, “Kay” wool scarf, €145

Add a smooth, long layer with a cashmere cable knit dress from Swedish Softgoat. The deep Bordeaux red adds a sophisticated touch, yet the dress feels soothing for slouching around all winter. Dress it up with sparkling jewellery and pointed leather boots.

Softgoat, cable knit dress, €475

Scandinavian Fashion Diary: November 2023

A classic wrap coat might be an obvious choice for colder days. A bright red one might not be as obvious, but why not? The “Trullem” coat from Danish By Malene Birger feels like the right, elegant mood booster. Crafted from soft wool, the lax wrap silhouette with dropped shoulders makes layering easy. Clinch it around with the detachable belt. Finish off the relaxed style with warm shearling slippers.

By Malene Birger, “Trullem” coat in red, €830
Suede shearling slippers, €550

Scandinavian Fashion Diary: November 2023

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