Paradox Muse is our series highlighting all of the women who have hustled hard and curated a life that’s extremely inspiring. The women who show up to life with passion, purpose and kindness. The women who lift others up as they rise. The women who express themselves openheartedy, whether it be through fashion, beauty or simply their lifestyle. She fully embodies what it means to be a muse. We’re going to be profiling each one and hopefully inspiring you along the way.
If you’re anything like me, the Danish It Girl Aesthetic has taken over your Instagram feed recently. Personally, I have no complaints about it. Who doesn’t love neutral tones, comfortable pieces, and simply chic energy?
No one’s doing it quite like the one Sophia Roe. Whenever she appears on my timeline, I can’t help but feel a little jolt of inspiration.
The Copenhagen based stylist, beauty blogger, and overall cool girl has mastered the art of simple looks that are beautifully curated, and she has an exceptional eye for detail. She'll have you going back to Scandinavian-inspired basics, while still making each outfit look super intentional and chic.
Sophia says that she's always had an affinity for design and fashion. When she was little, her dream job was to be an interior designer, and she’s been inspired by fashion for as long as she can remember. Now, she gets to live out her dream job in real life - and she says that she wakes up everyday, thankful and excited for the career she has created for herself.
I can definitely see those passionate roots of design in her current style. Her looks are all very curated and intentional, but they still give off a laid back, I-just-threw-this-on feel.
She says that she pulls inspiration from the reflection of the world around her. Her mood and location are big influences in how she chooses to dress. That's relatable - sometimes, you just need to wear a big cozy sweater, but still want to look uber chic. Following Sophia’s feed will definitely help you find that balance. And as for her muses? She’s said that both young Jane Birkin and Bianca Jagger inspire her with their effortlessly cool aura.
Scrolling through her instagram feed will definitely have you wanting to update your wardrobe. We have some advice on how to incorporate some of her Scandinavian style into your everyday outfits - without breaking the bank. We’ve broken down three of our favorite outfit types from her and given you easy steps to recreate the look. We also found some copycat pieces that you can easily get your hands on. Check it out:
1 - Business Chic
Just a girl boss, off duty, drinking her matcha and looking far chicer than I ever do on my ‘off duty’ days. Sophia loves leather look, and honestly - is there anything cooler than a leather jacket?
The almost blazer-like silhouette keeps it business, but the leather ups the it-girl factor just a bit. The pinstripe pants are classy, chic and a staple that should be in any gal's repertoire. She also keeps things a bit more casual with her shoe choice, and that really solidifies the whole off duty girl boss look.
We've found some copycat options that won't break the bank. Check them out:
2 - Keep it Casual but Classy
I love how much suits have been trending recently.The oversized look is such an effortlessly classy statement - but also casual look that you can wear anywhere. Am I going to a business meeting or am I going to the farmer's market? The world may never know.
You can add accessories like the sneaker and hat in this picture to dress it down, or heels and a red lip if you want to dress it up. And what's not to love about a good monochrome moment? The pieces down below are definitely waiting patiently in my shopping cart icon.
3 - Power Moves Only
This is a bit of a bolder look, and it proves that you don’t have to get too complicated in creating a dressy, powerful outfit. The leather pants subtly amp up the dressiness of the outfit, and the patterned knit is definitely attention-grabbing. Both pieces are bold, but they aren't too loud or in your face. If you want to add some bold pieces to your wardrobe, check out the pieces down below…
We hope you found some fresh fashion inspiration! If we inspired any OOTD's, we'd love to see them - tag us on Insta @paradox. And if you want a little more female inspiration, check out this piece another young woman who inspires us, Yara Shahidi.
We love reading and writing about the women who inspire us. If there's anyone you think we should profile next, let us know in the comments!
all images from @sophiaroe on Instagram