Hi Trine, we love your effortless and playful style. What’s your secret?
To never overthink it. I love combining different colors and patterns, and new with vintage – to me, that’s what makes a look playful. I almost never plan an outfit ahead. I like to spontaneously style my outfit to reflect my daily mood.
What kind of criteria do you have for building a long-lasting wardrobe?
My wardrobe is a combination of basics in great materials (jeans, t-shirts, knits, tailored pants etc.) and more playful pieces like vintage tuxedo-inspired blazers, colorful shirts, and bags in all the colors of the rainbow. All items can be mixed and matched, and that’s essential to me. Whenever I buy a new item, I need to visualize at least 5 ways I can style it.
What turns a piece of clothing into a wardrobe essential?
Sometimes you just know when you get a new piece that this one will be a wardrobe favorite, and sometimes an item just randomly ends up as a wardrobe essential. It’s those items that are easy to wear and combine – and make you feel like the best version of yourself.
What are your favorite Marimekko Kioski pieces – and why?
There are so many great pieces, but if you need to pick one, it must be the striped Tasaraita shirt. It’s a wardrobe classic and can be used all year round.
You’re the epitome of a Copenhagen girl. How has the city inspired your everyday style?
I love that people in Copenhagen dress to live. We want to look good, but we also think of the practicality of a look. Can you bike in it? Does the look work in rain and wind? Does it work for both your job and the afterwork drinks? I love it, because that’s what makes the Copenhagen way of dressing a bit more challenging. And I guess that’s why we’re masters of layering and pairing sporty or practical pieces with formal clothes.
What are Copenhagen’s three best-kept-secret spots?
1. Casamadre restaurant is really a spot only the locals know. The location is pretty far from the center of Copenhagen, and therefore you don’t just stop by as a tourist. The food is amazing and worth the drive. Italian food made by an Italian chef – and the most amazing wines!
2. The Royal Library Garden is a hidden gem if you want to hang outside in Copenhagen. It’s so beautiful and quiet, the perfect little place for a date or a coffee with a friend.
3. Eighteen Gallery is the sister gallery of the more famous V1. They’re always showing cool upcoming artists.