Wardrobe Essentials for Scandinavian Autumn

Blink and you could miss it: Danish autumn isn’t our longest season. Sometimes it seems like a mere day or two that takes us from summer to winter! As the weather cools, however, there are a few wardrobe and household items that will make the transition as comfortable and cosy as possible.


List Marker: Number 1Coat

You’re not yet in need of a heavy coat but you need more than your trusty denim jacket. Danish autumn is notable for its cold rain and occasional stinging winds, so you need something that can stand up to those conditions. This wool blend coat from Samsøe & Samsøe is sturdy enough to keep you warm but won’t be overwhelming.

Samsoe & Samesoe Danish Black Coat - Autumn Wardrobe Essentials | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 2Scarf

Scarves are a year-round accessory in Denmark; only the thickness and material change. For fall, a light wool knit or cashmere blend is perfect. These choices from Besos Scarves will keep you snug and stylish.

Besos Cashmere Scarves - Autumn Wardrobe Essentials | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 3Boots

A new season, an excuse to buy a new pair of boots. These knee-high boots by A Pair are a great mix of warm leather and breathable fabric. As useful in the rain as they are in the cold, these boots are a great transition piece for fall to winter. Otherwise, it’s hard to say no to a classic like Acne’s Clover boot, that you’ll wear for years to come.

A Pair and Acne Clover Boots - Autumn Wardrobe Essentials | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 4Bag

For some reason, I seem to carry more around in the colder months. I guess it’s because we need lot of clothing items for layering. I go from a small crossbody bag to a larger tote like this one from Everie.


List Marker: Number 5Jumper

It’s amazing what a good jumper can do. Throw it under a raincoat or windbreaker on the less cold days or layer it up with your scarf and coat on chillier days or in the evenings. I love that with a stylish jumper, you can keep wearing your spring or summer clothes and just add a heavy knit on top. At the moment, neoprene and sports-luxe materials are in as well as more classic materials like wool or cashmere, so your choices are endless! We love the casual look of this one by Ganni.

Ganni Pullover - Autumn Wardrobe Essentials | Scandinavia Standard


List Marker: Number 6Bits ‘n Bobs

There are a few things I like to make sure are in the house when autumn rolls around: this candle holder by Normann Copenhagen is the perfect way to hygge-up your home. Colder weather means dry skin, so I keep this Ren moisturizing hand cream on the sink and use it after every wash. Last, the heater in my building doesn’t really get going until November so I make sure to have a hot water bottle to put under my covers before going to sleep. Toasty warm!

Bits ‘n Bobs - Waterbottle, Normann Candle Holder, Ren Moisteriser - Autumn Wardrobe Essentials | Scandinavia Standard

What are your autumn essentials? Let us know in the comments!

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.