Put a Scandi spin on the classic preppy uniform

By Scandi Shopping Space

Photo: Teija

This spring, preppy dressing is all the rage and Vogue Scandinavia's shopping editor shares her favourite pieces to give your wardrobe a coveted upgrade

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From the striped ties of Gossip Girl to the burgundy blazers of Young Royals, there’s something about a uniform that holds enduring, universal appeal. With crispy white shirts, trench coats, socks and statement jewellery on the roster, it’s the height of preppy style, mastered by sartorial heavyweights Miu Miu and Tommy Hilfiger.

A uniform-inspired look lends itself as the blank canvas for experimentation, with a myriad of different styling twists and colour palettes to play with. This season, Vogue Scandinavia invites you to take your collegiate cues from the best Scandinavian designers, with an elevated mix of pieces from Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Nootka and Stine Goya – amongst others – to master a schoolyard-inspired style formula.

Below, you will find five hand-picked pieces to elevate any outfit and give your wardrobe the season’s coveted preppy spin.


If you're considering elegant, layered looks this spring, it’s best to opt for a slightly oversized fit when it comes to your outerwear. This elevated trench coat from Danish brand Day Birger et Mikkelsen is made from smooth lamb leather – in line with the brand’s commitment to durable, high quality, natural materials. This piece will keep you both warm and stylish in the sunnier months to come.


Extravagant chunky bracelets are officially back and we have uncovered the brand doing it best. Swedish label Nootka offers a collection of 100% recycled silver jewellery, locally sourced and handcrafted in Stockholm. This enlarged chain bracelet acts as both a centrepiece and accessory to any outfit.


Few pieces are as important to a Scandinavian wardrobe as a crisp white shirt. This staple piece is the perfect canvas garment to start building your outfit around and Danish brand Day Birger et Mikkelsen’s oversized shirt with hidden buttons is our personal favourite. With an ethos for sustainability, the brand's garments can be worn with good conscience too.


Adding a pleated skirt into your clothing repertoire is a simple way to exude effortless style and this army green a-line version from Finnish brand Teija is no exception. With an uber-flattering high waist, and a just-below-the-knee length, you'll not only look put together, but be completely protected from even the most biting of Nordic winds.


Socks have always been a closet must-have, but recently, they’ve grown into a statement piece. Ranging from glitter-detailing, eccentric prints to playful textures, there are endless amounts of styles to choose from. However, our shopping editor likes to keep it minimal and has therefore opted for a pair of ankle socks from Swedish Stockings – made solely of recycled materials and produced in factories powered by solar power.


While a black bootie is a classic for a reason, we're looking to imbue some fun into our wardrobes this coming season and Stine Goya is the perfect brand to turn to. Known for their vivacious designs and vivid colour schemes, this season we’re coveting chunky soles with eye-catching laces and Stine Goya’s Elly shoes fit the bill perfectly.