She’s the Norweigan singer/songwriter whose inimitable music and killer style you need to know about. Say hello to the chart topping, creative tour de force: Maria Mena.
While you may not instantly recognize her name, you’ll be familiar with coffee shop favourites All This Time and You’re The Only One, while her festive hit Home For Christmas inevitably features on every seasonal playlist.
Having released an impressive 7 albums, one of which hit #1 in Norway, Maria Mena is adored by fans for her earnest, no-bars-held music.
While she’s experimented with various forms of music (including EDM-fuelled album Weapon In Mind) it’s when her songs are stripped back and acoustic-driven that she really bares all.
Known on social media for her colourful, carefully curated outfits, Maria’s enviable style is constantly evolving as she experiments with different trends and puts her own stamp on them.
Join us as we look at her recent city break snaps, and how you can steal her style.
There’s no more dependable wardrobe staple than the classic breton stripe.
We love the spin Maria has taken here with her oversized shirt, featuring a cut-and-sew of both vertical and horizontal stripes – a simple update that brings the tried and tested breton into the current season.
Paired with dark wash skinny jeans and white sneakers, this is the perfect cosmopolitan outfit for exploring the city in style.
Her large black leather bucket bag completes the look – bigger is definitely better here.
Bright, bold and the summeriest of all her city looks, Maria’s sunny jumpsuit is ticking all the right boxes.
The overblown daisy floral print adds statement detailing, while the cutaway leg draws attention to her gorgeous gold sandals.
We love Maria’s tussled tresses here too, looking as if she’s stepped straight off the beach.
Maria looks ready to paint the town red in the above shot taken in Oslo, one of her favourite cities in the world.
Wearing a simple pair of slingback flats, her striking red dress is the true show-stopper here.
We love the subtle tie detailing and deep v of the back – simple tailoring that makes a big difference.
Pink on pink on pink is still not enough, in our books.
We adore this confident styling by Maria here.
Her matching relaxed tee tucked into knee length shorts are accentuated by the brighter hot pink of her mac – a great way to rock one colour without looking too uniform.
With their sky blue tint, Maria’s high reflective shades are the perfect accessory to compliment the outfit.
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Looking beautiful in blue, Maria keeps things simple in the above summery shot.
Her pastel blue chambray dress is complimented perfectly with her white leather backpack and sneakers, while her denim jacket is on hand for any cooler evenings.
Minimizing her outfit palette to two colours keeps things understated, while her lack of jewellery conveys the confidence in her look.
Move over pink on pink – print on print is taking charge.
High summer in a snap, Maria pairs the tropical print of her vest and high waisted shorts with the lush florals of her open kimono in the above shot – a match made in sun drenched heaven.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different prints! Keep accessories simple and subtle (like Maria’s solid black cross body bag and block metallic sandals), and you’ll look bold rather than busy.
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