Swedish supermodel Elsa Hosk may be fond of a slouchy suit, but blue jeans are arguably her best look. Here, Vogue Scandinavia lists nine wears to wear the Scandi staple like our cover star
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After a long illustrious modelling career, surrounded by the best stylists and brands in the industry, it is self-explanatory why Elsa Hosk has developed a keen sense for sartorial success. her street style looks populate Pinterest boards and and her instagram is crowded with people looking for inspiration.
Certain looks are irrevocably linked with the former Angel, from the bedazzled fantasy bra to pool-side swimwear – not to mention that Miu Miu look as seen in Vogue Scandinavia's April/May issue.
How do you dress like Elsa Hosk?
While you can take Elsa Hosk out of Scandinavia, you can't take the Scandi out of Elsa Hosk. While the supermodel left the Nordics for New York and later LA, her fashion has always had a hint of the quintessential minimalist Scandi style. Slouchy suits, elevated loungewear, and a fondness for sneakers are all part of her daily wardrobe rotation. But, the one Scandi staple and worldwide must-have garment Elsa Hosk swears by? The blue jeans. No matter skinny or wide, a high or low waist, blue jeans are a basic for our cover star.
Below, we've gathered 9 ways to dress up your denim like Elsa Hosk:
Something Elsa Hosk does superbly well is elevating casual clothing with wow accessories. Here, the model dresses up (or down, depending on perspective) a pair of cream coloured loafers with a knit jacket and wide-stride light-washed denim
Loafers and light blue denim
Cashmere batwing cardigan
Edison Organic Denim
For spring/summer 2022, the 1970s came calling. Embracing bright pop and psychedelic prints, we take Elsa's lead combining a retro vibe with modern detailing – such as the crossover button and zipper of her blue jeans.
Halterneck printed silk-blend top
Dolce & Gabbana
Criss Cross denim
Swipe leather tote bag
Dressing up designer basics is a talent Elsa Hosk has honed. Here, she sports a black Balenciaga sweatshirt with a strong-shouldered tailored coat – not to mention the blue jeans pairing perfectly with the earthy hues.
A loungewear mix
Jimena silk and cashmere coat
Logo-print pullover hoodie
Eva high-rise straight-leg jeans
Citizens of Humanity
While hems are rising when it come to skirts (we're hooked on minis), shorts are growing longer. A fringed cut-off finish that reaches mid-thigh makes for a relaxed summer style. Pair with a ribbed crop top and striped blue shirt for endless days in the summer sun.
Relaxed striped shirt
Ribbed-knit cropped top
High-waist denim shorts
Another look dedicated to her flower child aesthetic, our cover star is a sartorial savant when accessorising. Leave the sharp-cornered cat eyes at home in lieu of oval tortoise frames and stack up on beaded necklaces when sporting flared blue jeans.
Lisha high-rise flared jeans
7 For All Mankind
Oval Celine sunglasses
Skinny jeans may have fallen out of Gen Z's good fashion graces, but Elsa Hosk has us rediscovering the jeans stuffed in the back of our closets. They make for the perfect transitional ensemble when combined with a wool over shirt and cream coloured clutch.
The skinny jeans
Virgin wool shirt jacket
Mm6 Maison Margiela
Pouch leather clutch
High-rise skinny jeans
Another transitional mainstay in our wardrobes is the knit vest. Worn with distressed jeans and a crisp white cotton shirt there is no better look to sport in springtime.
The knit vest
Danielle distressed straight-leg jeans
Relaxed Poplin Shirt
Knitted v-neck vest
Wearing a trio of timeless closet staples – a striped cotton shirt, well-cut trench coat and raw indigo denim – Elsa Hosk guides us towards the ultimate springtime get-up. Worn with high boots and her signature tousled waves, we're longing to emulate this ensemble.
Raw denim and a trench coat
Belted trench coat
Pinstriped poplin shirt
Peek-a-boo underwear was the surprising styling detail from the early aughts seen on almost every runway for spring/summer 2022. Styled with a cardigan, the branded waistband stick up just-so above light-blue distressed denim.
Scarlet cashmere cardigan
Loose high-rise straight jeans