My Style: Trine Wackerhausen

Trine Wackerhausen of Wackerhaus

Photo: Courtesy of Trine Wackerhausen

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

No, it’s a free world. I even enjoy looking at bad styling; we need contrasts and individuality.

Please describe your style in three words.

Comfort, monochrome, quality.

What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Not listening to your instincts. If in doubt — don’t do it! It always shows when you don’t feel good.

Do you believe in role models?

No, that is a utopia.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Structured fabrics, interesting weavings/knits, mélange fabrics.

Which city has the best-dressed women?

Copenhagen is full of young, beautiful and stylish girls, and Rome is inspirational for their elder women.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

I am boldly conservative!

What are the rules in the way you dress?

I need to feel good, and that’s the only rule.

Celebrities and style...

Are overrated.

Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Stockings — I love stockings.

A woman should always look like...

She is present.

Who taught you what you know about style?

I love watching people, so I guess it is my curiosity in general that taught me about style.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

By mood and availability!

What is your biggest regret?

Couldn’t say — I’ve decided I will not pay any more attention to regrets.

The three essential things a woman should know about style are...

Personality, instinct, and comfort.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

I do not enjoy shopping that much, so I try to cover it up by having lunch, coffee and cake. That will keep me smiling.

We will never see you wearing...

Very high heels. I would really love to, but I just can’t make it work.

Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?

It's difficult to pick just one. Recently, I saw an elderly lady on the street — she was wearing an oversized off-white cashmere coat, off-white slacks, a big burgundy felt hat, and burgundy crutches (!). I was blown away by how stylishly she used the latter unfortunate accessories. She looked stunning.

What is the first thing you notice on a woman?

Her face.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

I have a battery of Wackerhaus blazers from various seasons that I just use over and over again. They are very much me.

Which designer never fails to impress you?

Stella McCartney — I find her success very inspirational. I love the everyday look combined with interesting, luxurious, and rich detailing. She might not be fashion forward, but she surprises every season in her own subtle way.

One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is...

Her coat. That will give her away.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No, on the contrary!

Who would you like to recommend for My Style€?

Peter Jensen. He is a quirky guy and it would be amusing to read his answers.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

Shut up now — you made your point.

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