An American Girl in Denmark

click mage to see her Threads profile (@danikamaia) - also in app's boho chic collection!
click mage to see her Threads profile (@danikamaia) – also in app’s boho chic collection!

Growing up under the ever expanding blanket of blue skies and warmth that make California a dream destination around the world, I never had to think much about what real weather does to a wardrobe. My winter attire growing up was more or less a thin long sleeve t shirt and a hoodie slung across my waist, my toes bare with flip flops hanging on by a thin strap. I didn’t mind if my feet got wet from a winter drizzle, knowing that at some point in the day it would warm up again and I would be fine. Now that I live in Copenhagen, I have to be just a tad more cautious with my toes in the winter as there is the minor chance of, you know, frostbite. The wardrobe readjustments since moving from California to Copenhagen have been plenty, but I’ve tried to narrow it down to the top three which highlight the most drastic changes I’ve noticed in my personal style thus far. 

“I’ve adopted a much more comfortable standard for shoes, and can live pretty much an entire year in a good pair of Chelsea boots or nice pair of sneakers. “

Since we’ve already gone there, let’s start with the foot situation. Two big differences between Copenhagen and California have had a devastating impact on my shoe collection and those things are: weather and walking. In California I drove everywhere because there really isn’t much of an option to do otherwise unless you live in San Francisco which, despite what I tell people I meet in Europe when I don’t have time to explain otherwise, I did not. Driving myself from point A to B meant that I could handle a slightly less comfortable shoe. For me, this meant a closet full of heels in all different styles and varying levels of discomfort ranging from “I can do this and my legs look fantastic” to “f**k everything.” Plus, when I got out of the car, the weather would be warm and I knew if I couldn’t feel my toes it was only because I needed to get real and level up a size, not that they were frozen and being slowly chipped off. I don’t drive in Copenhagen – the public transport and biking lanes (lol ok I don’t bike either) have been a blessing and save me so much money and worry when it comes to gas, insurance, and maintenance – but they’ve effectively killed my heel collection as well. I’ve adopted a much more comfortable standard for shoes, and can live pretty much an entire year in a good pair of Chelsea boots or nice pair of sneakers. Socks have also become a good friend, though more out of necessity than a true compatibility and meaningful connection.

Next up, we’ve got the transition from a colourful and varied wardrobe to what is now sea of black, white, and grey with a few statement pieces of color sprinkled in. If I said it was a conscious decision on my part I’d be lying. The effect of Scandinavia has definitely gotten a hold of me and the constant imagery of statuesque blondes in nothing but monochrome has made a lasting impression. I love the sleek look of a monochrome outfit, and it honestly makes my hectic life just a tad easier when I don’t have to worry about matching different elements of colour. 

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gain more style inspiration straight from Danika’s Threads account! click the image to follow and shop her looks

“Finally, and yet another weather related factor, we have the need for functional clothing that is also fashionable.” 

Living in a cold climate, when it comes to fashion, is simply more expensive. Living in one of the most expensive countries in the world which also happens to be very cold, is even more expensive. I had it easy living in California, I could afford tons of different cheap low quality tops, shoes, and sweaters, because I never had to worry about the big purchases of a durable coat or pair of boots. Add to that the dilemma of finding a fashionable coat and durable boots, and you’re looking at a costly endeavour no matter which way you swing it. This has forced me to narrow down my selections of outfits and choose quality over quantity – which took me a long time to learn. After the fourth pair of $20 boots literally fell apart in the rain and snow leaving me shoeless and stranded at the office, I finally learned my lesson. 

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‘streets of lace’ shop danika’s look on Threads – click image to see it in our boho chic collection

As it stands now, I visit California at least one month out of every year, so I’m currently trying to manage a small set of clothes that work for that climate while maintaining the majority of my wardrobe with Copenhagen in mind, and that can be tough. On the bright side, I love the way that the two places have combined within my personal style to form something new that speaks to my history and feels truly my own. 


Danika is a Threads creator, writer, and fashion blogger situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. Although the app is not yet available for outside of the US, she still loads her links using our console! We love you, Danika! x

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Cara Delevingne’s does date night.

Photo: Splash News
Photo: Splash News

between the hair, the heels, and that uber chic suit, Cara Delevinge is reinventing date night style. this look is giving us major outfit envy and bonus, the perfect style inspiration for Threads’ tomboy chic and date night collections. 

//have a stellar style you’ve sported on a recent date? upload it to Threads’ date night collection and earn commission when others shop your look! 

Margaret Zhang

Aussie fashion blogger (and then some) Margaret Zhang of shinebythree.com continuously has us swooning

She can rock just about any look and completely own it; minimalist, tomboy chic, statement pieces all day, and her street style guarantees heart eyes. 

(see…)

Did we mention she's not only studying law, but an active fashion blogger, stylist, writer, and photographer. That's a lot of hats to wear on one (extremely beautiful) head, Margaret! 
Did we mention she’s not only studying law, but an active fashion blogger, stylist, writer, and photographer. That’s a lot of hats to wear on one (extremely beautiful) head, Margaret! 

A huge reason behind our musings is her instagram feed. It is consistently stunning, but as of late, her NYFW posts are killing it. Girl has got an eye – check it out for yourself.

*give Threads a follow while you're at it. ;-) 
*give Threads a follow while you’re at it. 😉 

So, keep doing what you’re doing Margaret Zhang, because you do it well. You inspire people from all walks of life with your beautiful images, and insanely gorgeous outfits and style.  

juxtaposition in fashion

By Mariel Cornel – Polydeux


After growing up in uniforms and having the way I look dictated by others, I never saw myself being well versed in fashion. Fast-forward to adult me; I’d actually want to be buried with my closet or better yet, laid down in a casket of expensive furs.

Being a fashion blogger, you’re evidentially forced to thwart yourself into categories. What are you? Who are you? How would you describe your style? My immediate response is that it’s ‘eclectic. It’s day and night. I can dress bohemian one day and street the next.’ It’s a completely acceptable answer. I mean, who else could sound more put-together than someone using the term ‘eclectic’?

Polydeux (Mariel) by Justin Querbal
Polydeux (Mariel) by Justin Querbal

But the fact of the matter is my style has changed a lot since I’ve formulated that answer, which I will continue to swear by even if it’s not true.

I read somewhere that to really find your sense of style: You. Must. Experiment. And so I did. I’ve been harnessing my tom-boyish wants and I’m exuding it via unisex and street wear inspired ‘fits.  At the same time, I can’t let go of my infatuation with heels and short skirts.

Mariel is street style personified with her harness and high-waisted ripped skinnies. (photo: Justin Querbal)
Mariel is street style personified with her harness and high-waisted ripped skinnies. (photo: Justin Querbal)
That’s why I become a frequenter of the minimalist chic theme. There’s something about become a fervent explorer of the neutrals palette that can open up so many different possibilities. You’re no longer focusing on the print or color of an outfit, but the way textures work together when strategically worn. Fashion isn’t limited to being just a visual art. It caters to all the senses.
— Mariel on ‘minimal chic’ collection

By combining the two ends of the spectrum, I realized that both encompass a similarity: juxtaposition. If there’s anything I love most, it’s texture versus clean lines. The texture of hard leather against smooth fur gets me weak.

The key to an effortless outfit, as I’ve learned, is that a little goes a long way. Less is definitely more.