Get Your Best Black & Beige Style Inspiration From Stine Steen!

We had a fashion-talk with the stylish & sweet 23-year old Stine Steen! Originally from Oslo, she now lives in San Sebastian in Spain to learn Spanish while writing on her bachelor thesis, as she originally studies Fashion & Management in Amsterdam. Stine feels at her best in an all-black outfit, she has a love for second-hand shopping, and her closet is full of timeless basics. With us, she shares her best fashion advices, where she gets her inspiration from and what she’ll wear in a fashion crisis!

How did your interest in fashion start? 

I actually don’t know! But since I was 14/15 years old I have really liked to experience with fashion, and I have worn a lot of different outfits throughout the years. 

Can you share your best fashion advices with us?

Some nice accessorize always spice up an outfit! And I also love the trend of belts with pearls and stones. I have used my belts to create a new chain on my purse, but also to change up a dress or to make a pair of pants a little bit more interesting. 

Where and who do you get style-inspiration from?

Mostly from Instagram, but also Pintrest. Profiles I really like on Instagram are @rikkekrefting, @annijor, @candidthat, @kristineullebø, @matildadjerf og @wethepeoplestyle. 


What do you always bring in your purse? 

In my purse I always bring my wallet, headphones, my phone, my keys and eight-hour cream from Elisabeth Arden. And I almost always have either mints or gum. 

What’s “good” fashion in your opinion? 

This is so hard to answer. I really love basics, and a more “classic” style, but I also love when people have the guts to stand out. For me it is definitely important that fashion is long-lasting, and people who manage to dress inspiring without following trends is in my opinion very “good fashion.” 

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What do you take into consideration when deciding what to wear for the day? 

I always ask myself if I feel good in this outfit? For me it’s all about comfort and feeling confident in the clothing I wear! 

What’re your key pieces for a stylish wardrobe? 

I am all about a basic wardrobe and buying pieces you can use again and again.

Thus, I always need to have both a black and a white t-shirt, a black blazer, a pair of black suit pants, a pair of comfortable boots and a pair of straight jeans in my closet. In my opinion, if you have these pieces in your closet you can’t go wrong. During autumn and winter, I also love having a long coat as I think it always looks so classic and stylish. 

When in a fashion-crisis, what’s your go-to outfit for a… 

Party? A black sexy top, a pair of black straight trousers and a pair of comfortable dark boots. 

Day at the office? A black t-shirt, a pair of black straight trousers, a black blazer and some comfortable white sneakers. 

Saturday downtown? A pair of straight jeans, a comfortable basic sweater and either a pair of white sneakers or a pair of comfortable boots. Lately I have been wearing my dark red cowboy-inspired boots from Zara almost every day! 

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Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Hopefully I work with fashion and sustainability, and on how to create sustainable solutions for fashion brands. Right now, I’m dreaming of a job in Flippa K – their work with sustainability is so inspiring! I also hope I am very happy with my life and that I’m surrounded by the people I love, good food and good coffee. 

Can you share with us your favorite…? 

Bar: I am way better at bars in Amsterdam than in Oslo, haha! But in Oslo I really like ISM, and in Amsterdam I always end up going to de Ebeling. Such a fun place! 

Restaurant: As I have studied in Amsterdam, I have more favorites in Amsterdam than in Oslo. So, in Amsterdam I absolutely love Spaghetteria and went there way to often… and in Oslo I love “Ostefabrikken.” 

Lip-gloss: Eight Hour Cream by Elisabeth Arden. 

Accessories: My golden earrings from Hvisk and my belt/chain from Zara. 

Skin care products: “Emma S Treatment Overnight Repair Mask,” “Emma S Treatment Enzyme Peal,” “Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream,” and “Skin Food by Weleda.”  

Clothing brand: Julie & Josephine, Flippa K and Zara. I also love buying second-hand and finding brands I have never heard about before. 

City: Oslo, Copenhagen or Amsterdam! 

Food: Spaghetti all day, every day. 

Music: This is so hard, but Sam Smith always works! And sad but true: I always love it when Pitbull comes on the radio. 

For more style-inspiration, go follow Stine Steen on Instagram here!

All photos are Stine Steen’s own and published with her permission.

Written by Anine Netland Hulløen

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