Posted on: January 2, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

Given that I spend my days writing about exciting new trends and tempting fashion finds, it’s embarrassing to admit that I still find myself wearing a jeans-based outfit most of the time. They’re just so reliable and versatile, and when the temperatures plummet, they just make everyday dressing that bit easier. 

But it’s the start of a new year, and I’m determined to do things differently. And who better to turn to for sartorial inspiration than the ultra-stylish Scandis? Their fresh take on the minimalist aesthetic feels the closest to my personal style, and therefore the easiest way to coax me out of my jeans in 2024.

To ease myself into giving up the denim, I’m leaning towards the most straight-forward substitutions. That means introducing black and brown tailored trousers, corduroy wide-leg trousers and even leggings into my rotation, and taking inspiration from the Scandis on how to layer pieces on top to create dynamic, sleek looks. And for the days when I’m feeling a tad more adventurous, there are effortless skirt and dress options to explore, too.

If you’re also making a resolution to free yourself from your jean dependency, scroll on for eight looks that will kick start your new fashion journey.

Style Notes: Save this as your reference for whenever you need expert guidance on how to layer your staple pieces.

Trust me—you need a pair of black tailored trousers in your wardrobe.

Another must-have staple. 

So many influencers own this exact vest.

You’ll be reaching for this time and time again.

Style Notes: I love how the long coat works its magic to elevate this otherwise super casual cords, trainers and sweatshirt combination.

The cut of these is just perfection.

Layer over a white t-shirt. 

Just like Anouk’s, this coat would instantly upgrade any outfit.

I think these are the chicest trainers on the market right now.

Style Notes: Forget the all-black outfit—Lydia Tsegay has convinced me that head-to-toe brown is the way to go this season.

A deliciously good colour.

You’ll never regret owning a pure cashmere jumper.

Layering a light suede jacket over darker tones is such a cool idea.

The finishing touch for your monochromatic look.

Style Notes: Yes, those super chic Scandis really do wear leggings—they just elevate the “basic” style with a luxurious knit and slick slingback heels.

Indulgently soft.

The fanciest leggings you can own.

These won’t fail to elevate your leggings.

Keeping in theme, consider this Demellier tote an upgrade for your freebie canvas one.

Style Notes: Scandis aren’t afraid to have a bit of fun with their fashion, and one of the best ways to do this is with playful trousers. Copy Nnenna and style with black pieces to really let them pop. 

I mean, if you’re going to make a statement, you can’t go wrong with silky Tom Ford leopard print trousers.

The relaxed fit would pair really well with the statement trousers.

No one will believe this is from the high street.

The classic shoe that so many of your favourite influencers own.

Style Notes: Over the past few months I’ve spotted so many Scandi influencers sporting a mini pleated skirt—and thanks to their clever styling tips, it’s a far cry from the school uniforms of our youth. 

Is this taking anyone back to their school days?

This has an ultra-contemporary look.

These won’t fail to toughen up your outfit.

Functional and stylish in equal measure.

Effortlessly elegant.

This leather looks irresistibly soft. 

The stiletto adored by A-listers and royalty alike.

Style Notes: This could so easily be a professional look, but the oversized fit of the blazer and the playful loafers mean it still looks understatedly cool.

Style it for work and play.

A white tee helps dress down the formality of the pencil skirt, but switch for a white crew neck jumper for colder days.

Everyone needs one of these oversized blazers.

Make like the Scandis and style with white ankle socks.

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