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Style tips we’ve learned from Matilda Djerf

We're obsessed with this Swedish fashion influencer who gives us all the Scandi style-inspiration we need to create an effortless but chic off-duty look.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 22.02.2023

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When it comes to having the perfect wardrobe, elegant, timeless and versatile pieces are what we always look for when shopping for a new season.

Whether we’re still in a lockdown mindset (any excuse to be comfy) or the fact that the minimalist ’90s trend is going nowhere, chic-meets-casual style is still having a moment.

This is why we are obsessed with Scandinavian fashion influencer Matilda Djerf’s trademark style. And it’s not just us who are in love with with her laidback vibes either, she has over two million followers on Instagram and her keen eye for fashion has led her to open her own clothing brand Djerf Avenue.

Minimalistic, simple and comfortable is what Matilda’s signature Scandi style is all about.  Djerf’s outfits have a vintage-chic feel with just the right amount of trends incorporated to make the looks modern.

And if you’re looking to replicate Matilda’s effortless look (we know we are), we’ve rounded up the styling tips we’ve learned from the influencer – aesthetically pleasing looks incoming…

COMFORT IS KEY

One lesson we’ve learnt from Matilda Djerf’s style is that comfort is everything. When we feel comfortable, we automatically feel more confident. Many fashion trends can be very bold and may look stunning on other people but when we try them for ourselves, they don’t really reflect us as an individual. That’s why investing in relaxed-fit jeans, wide-leg trousers and oversized chunky knits will help to create a sleek look without having to go out of your comfort zone.

STYLE STEAL:

ASOS - ASOS DESIGN Crop Cable Jumper with High Neck in Fluffy Yarn in Grey - £24.00 (was £32.00)

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NA-KD - Elastic Waist Linen Trousers - £54.95

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Monki - Brown Oversized Knit Turtleneck Sweater - £40.00

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H&M - 90s Baggy High Jeans - £29.99

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Next - Cap Sleeve T-Shirt - £7.50

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M&S - Crepe Drawstring Wide Leg Trousers - £29.50

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Stradivarius - Straight Fit Jeans with Darts - £35.99

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Monki - Yoko High Waist Mole Corduroy Trousers - £35.00

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AN OVERSIZED BLAZER UPGRADES ANY OUTFIT

Often spotted in boxy, oversized blazers, Matilda makes this workwear staple casually cool. Black, grey and beige oversized blazers are must-have items in your wardrobe that will help you achieve Matilda Djerf’s minimalistic style. Add a blazer to any look, whether it be a skirt to add a subtle feminine flair or go all out and rock a full power suit. We love Djerf’s beige suit paired with a crop top for the perfect combo of sultry yet oh-so-sophisticated.

STYLE STEAL:

& Other Stories - Oversized Padded Shoulder Blazer - £165.00

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Warehouse - Tailored 3 Piece Suit Set - From £47.20

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Berksha - Loose Fit Tailored Blazer with a Feminine Fit - £49.99

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Pull&Bear - Cropped Herringbone Blazer - £15.99 (was £35.99)

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Mango - Houndstooth Wool-Blend Blazer - £59.99

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New Look - Camel Revere Collar Oversized Blazer - £37.99

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SilkFred - Double Breasted Blazer in Black - £75.00

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Zara - Double-Breasted Oversized Blazer - £49.99

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A BUTTON-UP SHIRT IS THE SECRET TO EFFORTLESS STYLE

Whether you’re on a school run or just nipping to the shops, wearing an oversized shirt styled with a pair of straight jeans and a statement handbag will give you all those sophisticated ‘just thrown on’ vibes that are bang on trend at the moment. Matilda often styles her oversized shirt by leaving a few buttons undone and tucking one side of her shirt into her jeans to create an edgy but classic off-duty look that will take you from season to season.

STYLE STEAL:

John Lewis - Mango Oversized Stripe Cotton Shirt, Light Blue - £29.99

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Zara - Satin Oversize Shirt - £22.99

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Abercrombie & Fitch - Oversized Poplin Button-Up Shirt - £14.99 (was £19.99)

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River Island - Blue Poplin Oversized Long Sleeve Shirt - £25.00

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H&M - Oversized Poplin Shirt - £14.99

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ASOS - ASOS DESIGN Oversized Shirt with Wide Cuff Detail in White - £24.00 (was £30.00)

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Next - Boden Pink Oversized Cotton Shirt - £75.00

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Monki - Oversized poplin shirt - £15 (was £30.00)

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BASIC STYLE STAPLES ARE KEY

We adore Matilda Djerf’s minimalist outfits. Investing in fewer but more basic staple items that can be styled with each other can go a long way and create a timeless wardrobe. Basics are essential in Djerf’s wardrobe, whenever you don’t know what to wear, try styling a longline denim skirt or boyfriend jeans with a tank top with an oversized white shirt and you really can’t go wrong. In true Scandi style, Matilda likes to keep the colours muted – think white, brown, grey and navy.

STYLE STEAL:

H&M - Rib-Knit Cashmere-Blend Sweater Vest - £79.99

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NA-KD - Denim Maxi Skirt - £49.95

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Weekday - Close Fitted Tank Top - £10

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New Look - White Linen-Look Oversized Shirt - £27.99

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Pull&Bear - High-Waist Gaucho Jeans - £22.99 (was £29.99)

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Zara - Soft Top with Drawstring - £17.99

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Warehouse - Cord Pocket Detail Midi Skirt - £47.20 (was £59.00)

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ASOS - ASOS DESIGN Square Neck Long Sleeve Top in White - £14.00

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ACCESORISE, ACCESORISE AND ACCESORISE

From statement rings to tortoise-shell sunglasses with yellow-tinted lenses and bold bags, Matilda’s statement accessories are her secret to enhancing her minimalist outfits. This simple but effective touch really elevates any look and adds that extra piece of luxury to any outfit. We’re so obsessed with Djerf’s handbag collection *adds to basket*.

STYLE STEAL:

MessyWeekend - Burt - £90.00

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& Other Stories - Leather Hand Bag - £85.00

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Wolf & Badger - Emerald Green Moon Ring - £45.00

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Pandora - Sparkling Row Eternity Ring - £90.00

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ASOS - ASOS DESIGN Workwear Tote Bag with Rose Gold Hardware in Black Croc - £14.00 (was £28.00)

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H&M - Small Shoulder Bag - £14.99

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Next - Cobalt Blue Tote Bag - £30.00

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Jon Richard - Gold Plated Emerald Cubic Zirconia Cocktail Ring - £20.00 (was £25.00)

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