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Maren Schia is a full-time student and fashion icon in the Norway street style scene. Known for her colorful assembly of amazing outfits on her Instagram, Schia talks to COOLS about in-store shopping compared to online browsing, her in-the-know shopping habits, favorite brands, and obsessions of the moment.
Where do you live?
MS: “Oslo, Norway.”
Where are your favorite places to shop?
MS: “I actually almost never shop online. I really enjoy going into stores to try on things, feel the fabric, and see what it looks like on me. I always love to shop when I travel, and my favorite shopping destinations are Copenhagen and Paris.”
What brands are you loving right now?
MS: “Saks Potts, Hosbjerg, Eytys, Acne Studios, and Stine Goya. I am a true Scandinavian!”
What are your go-to outfit essentials?
MS: “Lots of jewelry, a colorful bag, and some comfy shoes! I also have a thing for statement jackets and coats—they truly make any outfit.”
Tell us your style philosophy.
MS: “Don’t be afraid to try something new and, most importantly, don’t be afraid to be different!”