Stylist Nina Sandbech On Her Fashion Journey, The Power of Color and Effortless Summer Dressing
The digital creator speaks exclusively to The Aje Report from the Maldives.
Nina Sandbech is not afraid to have fun with color—no matter the occasion.
Known globally for her vibrant and playful ensembles, it is an approach that has amassed the Norwegian stylist and digital creator a devoted legion of more than 400,000 Instagram followers—and counting—and made her a fixture on the international street style scene.
To learn more about how the Oslo-based tastemaker’s career began, her love of colouful looks and take on festive summer dressing, The Aje Report caught up with Nina in the Maldives, where she styled and captured looks from the Resort 23 ‘Sculptura’ collection.
Below, continue reading for our conversation with Aje Insider, Nina Sandbech.
The Aje Report: Take us back to the moment your fashion journey first began. What sparked your love for styling and creation?
Nina: To be honest, I don’t really remember a specific time or moment, instead, it feels like I’ve always been into fashion.
I have memories from when I was a kid; I always wanted my outfits to match in colour, and I loved dressing up in different costumes.
At that time, my mother was sewing a lot, so I think instinctively the styling and creation interest comes from her as well. She is very creative, so I got that from her.
How would you describe your personal style today? How has living in Oslo influenced your style evolution?
Colorful and fun, with a specific love for shoes. I think that living in Norway, which is gloomy and cold during the winter, made me want to dress in colors more, so it would brighten up the dark days.
You styled and shot looks from Aje’s Resort 23 ‘Sculptura’ collection against the backdrop of the Maldives. What advice do you have for anyone wanting to visit? I think finding a resort or hotel with a lot of activities that can keep you occupied and your body moving would be a piece of general advice.
You are well-known for your way of working with bold colors. What advice do you have for anyone who wants to wear more color but is unsure of where to start?
Start with colorful accessories—maybe a colourful bag or a pair of shoes. Then you can add new things as you get more used to using colours.
If you want to dress up colorfully, I would recommend either tone-on-tone or color-blocking.
Which pieces from Resort 23 ‘Sculptura’ are you most drawn to? Where do you see yourself wearing them? My favourite for this vacation has to be the blue Wave Cut Out Ring Midi Dress. It's just the perfect blue when you have sun-kissed skin, and love the voluminous shape of the skirt.
After this trip, what’s next in the world of Nina Sandbech? What does the future hold for you?
Christmas vacation at home, going up to the mountains to celebrate New Year's Eve with friends and hopefully going skiing. Then fashion week starts again in Copenhagen end of January, so I need to start planning for that.