Jetset Style :: Scandinavia-Inspired Jackets

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I recently returned from Scandinavia, and always with an eye on trends, I came home declaring that our Nordic neighbors are wearing three styles of jackets right now: the long and flowing duster coat, the bomber jacket and the classic leather biker jacket {see my street style snaps above}. It's no surprise that they're on point with fashion; Sweden and Denmark are home to Acne, Hope, Won Hundred, Filippa K, Henrik Vibskov and the H&M group of companies, to name a few. I was so charmed by their sense of style that I announced to all my friends back home that I had found my people, and they are Scandinavian. 

Duster/Lightweight Trench Coat
This season's answer to the kimono is the duster coat. I first spotted this trend on the ladies of Copenhagen, whizzing past me on bicycles with their jackets flowing in the wind. This style is the perfect layering piece for fall.

From left:  Zara   flowy gathered coat with belt  ,   Urban Outfitters   drapey trench coat  ,   Zara   destructured trench  , Monki   duster coat

From left: Zara flowy gathered coat with beltUrban Outfitters drapey trench coatZara destructured trench, Monki duster coat

Bomber/Flight Jacket
It's possible that there are a lot of pilots in Scandinavia, but I'm betting that bomber jackets are just THE jacket of the season. Spotted on both men and women, these jackets are a passport to cool. Gentlemen: buy one in navy for an extra splash of Swedish style.

Clockwise from left:   Acne Studios   lightweight bomber jacket  , ASOS   bomber jacket with zip  , H&M   satin pilot jacket  , Won Hundred   anthracite melange leroy jacket  , Aritzia   salvatore jacket  , Minimarket   hapy navy blue jacket  , Hope   flight jacket

Clockwise from left: Acne Studios lightweight bomber jacket, ASOS bomber jacket with zip, H&M satin pilot jacket, Won Hundred anthracite melange leroy jacket, Aritzia salvatore jacket, Minimarket hapy navy blue jacket, Hope flight jacket

Leather Moto/Biker Jacket
If there's one thing that history proves, it's that leather motorcycle jackets never go out of style. They're the jackets I noticed most frequently in Stockholm, in both cropped and boxy fits, and on men and women. Throw a leather jacket on top of a basic tee and ripped jeans or Annie Hall-style trousers and you'll channel the women of Södermalm, Stockholm's coolest neighborhood.

Stay tuned for more Scandinavia coverage this fall, including Spotlights on Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm!

This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

[street style photos taken by @heatherlovesit & @graceyvr and graphics assembled by @heatherlovesit]