As temperatures drop, cosy on up in puffers and shells, salopettes and balaclavas... baby it's cold outside but we're hot, hot, hot
When it comes to the elements, Scandinavians are nothing if not prepared. Facing the bitter chill of a cold winter morning, we swathe ourselves in warming layers to avoid the lacklustre cold. Sensibility, however, does not mean we skip on sartorial fire power. With major Maisons like Miu Miu and Chanel showing out-right skiwear on their autumn/winter runways, our cold-weather options are endless.
For this editorial, published in Vogue Scandinavia's October-November issue, we headed to the bustling streets of New York to show that mountaineer gear works just as well in the city as in the wilderness.
Below, we've gathered the best layered looks that this season has to offer and deep-dove into elevated styling tips that help stay warm in freezing temperatures . Finally, as a bonus, we've selected the best cold-weather investments to winter-proof your wardrobe now.
Puffed up proportions pairs perfectly with patterns and prints. Here, a perfectly plush cape lined with teddy fleece helps us face even the harshest of weather, while the stark contrast of the black and white pairing gives the overall look a graphic expression. On the right, a textured chunky knit elevates the fine merino wool roll-neck layered underneath.
As the temperatures drop, proper headgear becomes essential. Whether you opt for a fuzzy bucket hat or beanie, make sure to invest in a variety of styles to suit any occasion. For those of us who are perpetually cold, a knit balaclava is the way to go, and an incredibly trendy way to keep our ears warm. We suggest to go for something colourful this coming season – After all, a hat is the perfect way to express yourself.
Scandinavian's will be the first to tell you that the most important layer to master is the one closest to your body. This is where high-quality fabric really counts. The best basics come in merino wool or a cashmere blend to keep us toasty throughout the season. Next on your shopping list should be a hearty fleece, both functional and fashionable.
We're raving about all of the knit sets we've seen on the runways this season – from Acne Studios to Fendi, and Prada. This elevated pairing of what one could consider lounge wear has reached the sartorial stratosphere, leaving the couch for more festive occasions. There's no need to change out of your clothes after work when they're this comfortable.
The epitome of layering that we have mastered up north is the art of layering two coats at once. The perfect way to extend the use of your wool coat, when using this styling trick it's all about balance to avoid unnecessary bulk. The best option for your innermost layer is a quilted jacket, thinly padded and perfectly trendy this season. And why not lean into logomania while you're at it? We will let these Chanel dungarees speak for themselves.
Photographer : Jason Nocito
Stylist : Daniela Paudice
Hair : Jenny Kim
Makeup : Laura Stiassni
Casting : Nicola Kast
Model(s) : Tessa Jean, Charlie Nishimura
Fashion Production : Michael McDowell
Stylist Assistant : Alexander Picon
Makeup Assistant : Susie Lee
Hair Assistant : Drew Martin
Photographer Assistant : David Diesing, Lance Charles, Travis Dreenen
Production : Leone Ioannou
Big flow quilt
Unisex Rib Knit Bed Socks
Jadi ribbed-knit balaclava
Diamond-quilted satin coat
Zita cashmere and silk bucket hat