Warm coats for the Nordic style types
Nordic Simplicity style is about being practical, and it's also about being stylish. Because simple does not mean boring.
Here are some coats that I picked for the different Nordic style types: Progressive, Quaint, Urban, Quiet and Relaxed.
If you don't immediately recognize which style would suit your personality, take the quiz to find out! You'll find it at the bottom of the page.
So, warm winter jackets.
If Nordic Urban is your style of choice, you'll probably feel drawn to simple, sleek styles and an unembellished look, with few but exquisite accessories. Details will be few but tailored, and sophistication is an apt keyword for your style. Nordic Urban is timeless and elegant and more concerned with style than following the latest trends.
These two coats might both be worn by a Nordic Urban.
The taupe trench coat I picked because it is sleek and has few details. But the oversized metal buckle on the belt lends a certain edgy feel, so it is not bland or uninteresting.
The long down coat is Urban because it is ultra sleek (for a down coat, that is). The padding isn't super fluffy so it will give a slender silhouette. The collarless style is great for combining with a carefully curated collection of statement scarves!
The Nordic Quaint style type is not frumpy and old-fashioned, but embraces the vintage/retro look with a youthful flare. Femininity is the keyword. Accessorizing is a must for this delicate interpretation of Nordic style, and she is no stranger to fake fur collars and cloche hats. We're talking soft, rounded silhouette and being mindful of emphasizing the waist, even in warm winter clothing.
Look what I found!
Down coats with belts. Such a find for a Nordic Quaint woman. Talk about keeping warm and maintaining the desired femininity.
These two coats will look lovely with skirts, and are feminine enough even when paired with nice warm pants and winter boots.
The softly fluffed up down coats are perfect for the rounded silhouette.
The bold essence of the Progressive style calls for something a little asymmetrical or unexpected, or both. The Progressive woman craves unusual combinations and something that makes her stand out from the crowd. The keyword of this style type is creative expression, and she refuses to follow trends. But by being a little original, she sometimes creates trends.
Progressive is the one who dug out her grandmothers vintage coat and used it with her mother's tulle tutu and her uncle's combat boots, before it became trendy to shop at thrift stores.
The coat on the left is something I imagine could have come from a box in the attic. The shaggy fake fur is delightfully naughty combined with the black leather collar and the triangular buttons. If a Progressive goes for the retro vibe, it happens in a very edgy way.
The black down coat Progressive because of the asymmetric style, and the oversized collar also lends a certain striking feel to it.
And combined with the right shoes and accessories, the Progressive woman can be stylish and warm in something like this.
The Nordic Relaxed woman enjoys casual outfits with a "lived-in" look. She will often mix in unusual or exotic accessories, often several at a time.
She prefers natural textiles and soft styles, so a long wool coat is great.
She prefers a soft and flowing look, using layers and layers to keep warm. She excels at a truly casual and approachable style in form and colour, and accessories like scarves, hats and bags pull the Relaxed look together into an approachable, casual and friendly style.
The practical and unassuming Nordic Quiet. When picking clothes, she feels that practical trumps fashion any day, and comfortable is her keyword. For this casual and outdoorsy style type, staying warm is of the essence, and winter coats need to have room to move and practical details.
The classic black parka on the right ticks off all the right boxes.
Nice and long for warmth, a double zipper to keep the wind out, and sleek enough to not come across as an Iditarod musher.
If living on the countryside, the Nordic Quiet will not opt for a down coat, but chooses a classic anorak like this Norwegian anorak from the brand Norrøna. It keeps the wind out and is roomy enough for wearing numerous layers of woolen sweaters underneath, and with a practical front pocket. The Nordic Quiet is no stranger to combining this anorak with a skirt, opaque tights and boots and calling it "dressed up, Nordic version".
Which coat would you pick? Which style type resonates best with your personality?
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