Gender-blurring is characteristic of the Nordic style, and fits alongside comfort, simplicity and practicality. Nordic countries are known to be pioneers in gender equality laws, and the roles and responsibilities of men and women set an example for the world. They have seen many powerful women politicians and even female presidents, and it’s almost as common for men to stay at home as it is for women elsewhere. This influences Scandinavian design with unisex elements, as well as masculine influences effortlessly appropriated into women’s clothing and feminine influences into men’s. Scandinavian style embodies a sense of confidence that brings a natural ease to androgynous looks.