When Norway Street Style Looks Like A Tropical Vacation (Comparatively)

Photographed by Ryan Koopmans
So here's the thing: We had assigned this street style story thinking that in comparison with the then balmy New York weather, Oslo Fashion Week would have turned out ladies who truly knew how to dress in cold weather. But, of course Mother Nature pulled a fast one on us. "The previous weeks it was around -10 Celsius with snowfall, but it happened to be a warm spell [in Oslo]. It was just around freezing. What was interesting was how the Norwegians dressed way lighter for the weather because they're used to it," said our photographer, Ryan Koopmans. And if you were in New York over the weekend, well, we don't have to remind you of how bad things were. We're still trying to forget the feeling of our tears freezing onto our eyelashes.
Regardless, Norwegian street style stars know how to take advantage of a little break in weather patterns. Click through for some of the most striking outfits we snapped from Oslo — even if there's no chance of frostbite.
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Ombre locks and coordinating caps.
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The key to wearing short skirts is a tall boot.
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The "going-out" version of a Snuggie.
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A blanket coat to shimmy in.
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"Psst...I like your pants."
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A trouser check worth checking out.
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Light layers.
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So Norwegian.
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Not Norwegian.
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A black and white scene.
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This coat would have worked even if the temperature dropped 30 degrees.
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All black really works, especially when your hair is streaked with lilac.
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It's a groutfit.
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A faux fur white topper to break up an all black outfit.
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Flares with some flair.
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Taking advantage of coordinating pops of color.
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Pink shag.
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We love how sculptural this skirt-over-pants look is.
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Note to self: Add gingham turtleneck to shopping list.
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Two types of fringe.
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The lopsided collar makes this outfit.
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Midnight-blue faux fur and leather everything else.
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Ice cold.
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Jewel-toned colorblocking.
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A study in primary hues.
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Cool pants.
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Bundled in.
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Chiara in a tightly wrapped leopard scarf.
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A rare mixed print moment.
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Knit bangles.
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Leather, lace, denim, and snakeskin.
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Those Gucci loafers!
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Not a thing out of place.
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Forget blue steel. Here's blue fuzz.
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