12 Street Style Lessons To Learn From Copenhagen Fashion Week

12 Street Style Lessons To Learn From Copenhagen Fashion Week

    By Lucy Morris Posted on 10 Aug 2018

    Twice a year - February and August, to be precise - the fashion pack descend on the quaint city of Copenhagen. The cobbled streets are currently awash with street style stars test-driving autumn/winter trends at one of the first stops on the fashion week calendar. Though known for being gastronomically ground-breaking, CPH with its chic pastel-painted streets is also a melting pot of barrier-pushing Scandi style.

    The likes of Pernille Tiesbaek, Doina Ciobanu and Xenia Adonts have been making the most of the heatwave, which we’re envious to say is still beating down on the Nordic peninsula, with sleeveless slip dresses and sandals. But, come winter there’ still lessons to be learnt from their styling. For instance, make the transparent-bag trend work in reality by filling your diaphanous tote with a leather bag - think of it as the nestling eggs of accessories. While we’re still on the accessory agenda, take note the belt bag (or bum bag, if you will) is still here to stay and still being worn cross-the-body. The final trick these women have generously relayed to us comes from Pernille and her blazer. Like Kim Kardashian, she’s used tailoring to make pedal pusher bike shorts desirable, but unlike the Cali siren, Pernille’s buttoned-up her blazer and layered it over a plain white top, which made this monochromatic combination instantly easier to digest.

    Here are 12 lessons we’re taking away from the Copenhagen fashion week streets:

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    The scarf trend, which ebbed and flowed over the last few seasons, has dropped its fussy Queenie quality and taken on a more bohemian character, especially when crafted from a bandana.

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    Sandals have stepped up their personality this summer with cut-outs and funkier shapes.

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    Unexpected as it is, mustard and tobacco are tonal bedfellows that deserve an outing.

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    Bucket hats aren’t just for Rihanna, especially if you’re able to match your cap to your vest top. Hello, All Saint’s styling for 2018!

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    Day-Glo is the new neon, so take a leaf from Xenia Adonts’ wardrobe and try a vivid palette from tip-to-toe.

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    A diaphanous girlish dress is given instant edge with a nylon bum bag and mountaineering sandals.

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    As the leopard print is officially a neutral don’t let a patterned skirt hold you back from introducing new textures and print to a muted outfit.

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    Take a loose-fitting dress to newly tailored heights with the cinch of a sweater that matches your sneakers.

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    As the leopard print is officially a neutral so don’t let a patterned skirt hold you back from introducing new textures and print to a muted outfit.

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    Stay hydrated, sisters. Especially if you can colour-match your reusable bottle to your dress and bag.

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    Give up the girlish ghost of polka dots with perspex and sportswear notes.

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    Take the post-watershed glamour out of maxi silk dress with a tailored blazer and a bag with chunky chains.

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