How to Recreate Matilda Djerf’s Iconic Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

Whilst pairing a white tee with jeans and an oversized leather blazer hardly feels revolutionary, there is in fact an art to nailing the perfect understated look, and Matilda’s autumn/winter style is particularly inspiring.

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Scandi it-girl Matilda Djerf is the ultimate Gen Z style icon. Perfectly combining the dreamiest elements of the clean girl aesthetic, with the preppiness of the Coastal Grandma trend, her minimal yet beautiful outfits ultimately feel classic and effortless to their core. With over 2.8 million followers on her personal Instagram and almost 500k on her trailblazing brand Djerf Avenue’s page, Matilda is the queen of chic, laid-back style that serves 10/10 timelessness whilst still feeling perfectly of the moment.

Whilst pairing a white tee with jeans and an oversized leather blazer hardly feels revolutionary, there is in fact an art to nailing the perfect understated look, and Matilda’s autumn/winter style is particularly inspiring, managing to combine comfort and practicality whilst still capturing an essence of Scandi cool in one. If you fancy emulating the best parts of Ms Djerf’s cold weather wardrobe, keep reading, and take notes!

The Classic Oversized Suit

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A slouchy, oversized suit is a staple in every cool girl’s wardrobe, and no-one pulls it off quite like Matilda. Marrying the best elements of a masculine silhouette with a comfy trainer or chunky boot, a classic blazer and suit trouser creates an effortlessly put-together look that requires minimal thinking power on a cold winter’s morning. Navy, grey and black work best for emulating this Matilda moment during the cooler seasons, creating a timeless outfit that ticks the boxes of cool, warm and comfy- what more could you ask for?

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White Shirt and Itty Bitty Skirt

Wardrobe staples create an outfit that feels chic to the core, thanks to the timeless silhouettes of an oversized white shirt and pleated mini skirt which finds itself top of the trending pages across every store you can think of. Layer it up if you’re heading out with a pair of sparkly tights and a knitted jumper, or keep your legs bare for dinner party hosting season, and welcome the opportunity to show a bit of skin in these cold climates. 

Dress this look down in the daytime with a pair of New Balance or chunky boots, or stick to Matilda’s brief and throw on a pair of glittery heels to add some dreamy December sparkle. Your new go-to outfit just entered the chat.

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The Perfect Slouchy Leather jacket

Potentially one of the most basic wardrobe items, yet Matilda makes it feel brand new, who else is now pining for a slouchy, oversized leather jacket? 

Serving a dose of Matty Healy realness with the shirt and tie combo, this look is once again evidence that a neutral colour palette can be just as effective in serving memorable and fashion-forward looks that both minimalist and maximalist dressers will be obsessing over. Perfect for taking an outfit from daytime to evening, leather is a staple material for autumn/winter layering, and looks great with an oversized scarf and tote bag thrown over the shoulder too.

Throw your hair up into a messy bun for a Parisian take on the look, or stick with Matilda’s signature bouncy blowout for the ultimate in Djerf styling.

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The Classic Neutral Roll Neck

Chic to the max, Matilda knows how to take even the most basic of wardrobe items and make it something we suddenly can’t live without. Pair it with jeans, a midi skirt, layered over a dress or on days at home when you’re resisting putting the heating on, and say hello to your new layering must-have. Opt for a neutral colour palette for maximum wearability, and perfectly transition from afternoons mooching around Waterstones to cosy evenings in the pub with a hot glass of mulled wine. The stuff dreams are made of.

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Puffer Jacket Cosiness

Puffer jackets are the *it* winter coat of recent years, and if we hadn’t already been inspired by Emma Chamberlain’s iconic black vinyl puffer in the neverletyougo music video, then consider this ultimate cosy look from Matilda the final straw.

Industry style leaders such as Gucci X North Face and Prada have released iconic and sought-after puffer coats for the past few seasons, and as the trend has trickled down to the highstreet, it’s safe to say that the humble puffer is here to stay.  Practical, warmand stylish, they make for the perfect winter coat, and in the subzero temperatures of Sweden, it’s easy to see why they’re a go-to for style muse Matilda. From budget friendly options at Primark, to investment pieces at Stella McCartney, getting your hands on a warm AF puffer might be the most sensible purchase you make this season. 

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Biker Chic

Colour lovers, this one’s for you. Matilda may be known for the simpler items in her wardrobe, but every now and then she steps out in a piece that’s currently trending and the Internet goes wild. Rosalia’s ‘Motomami’ album is at the core of this trend, with other celebs such as Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Emily Ratajkowski and Kylie Jenner all being spotted in motocross inspired ‘fits over the past few months. 

Although traditionally biker jackets are best when worn true to size, in this photo we can see Matilda in an exaggerated, oversized version, not only making for a cute appearance but also allowing room for layers and thick jumpers underneath- we love to see it.

Whether you choose to go vintage or find one on the highstreet, the trend is one that’s only just taking off, so get in there quick if you fancy being ahead of the curve. 

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The Ultimate Longline Jacket

A longline grey coat may have previously felt like something your mum insisted on you wearing in year 7, but as soon as Ms Djerf posts it on the ‘gram you know it’s time to rethink your previous misconceptions.

Another one for the days when comfort is of the highest priority, this multi-texture look is equal parts chic and reminiscent of pyjamas, which quite frankly makes for the dream combination. The lightweight, stripe linen trousers add an easy breezy feel to the look, with the addition of a thick grey jumper and scarf tossed over the shoulder offer some well needed warmth. The perfect Saturday morning errands outfit, simply add a cinnamon latte and banging playlist and your hot girl walk attire is complete. 

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Cute Score 100: The Crochet Bucket Hat

Typically more of a summer styling addition, Matilda proves that the crochet bucket hat isn’t just for the warmer seasons. Whilst it may not provide as much cosiness as a beanie or baseball cap, the crochet bucket hat is one that adds a dose of colour into a more minimal outfit, and some protection against the elements on days when the weather can’t make up its mind. 

Whilst fluffy faux fur and shiny, leather hats may be the immediate go-to for winter headwear, this look is proof that your summer items can be transitioned into the winter period when done correctly. Get yourself a hat that does both! 

Go full Matilda and pair with the aforementioned oversized leather jacket, and achieve ultimate cool girl status by clashing textures with this statement piece.

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