Street Style Is Back! Here Are 6 Things Copenhagen Fashion Week Has Inspired Us to Buy
Think Scandinavian minimalism with an extra shot of glamour.
For the past few months, fashion has embraced practicality like never before. We have rehashed our shopping habits and ditched our fancy clothes in favor of elevated loungewear. While that has all served a purpose, it’s easy to forget how much fun fashion can be. Street style, which is often synonymous with the seasonal fashion shows, served as a reminder of the joy of dressing up.
Fashion month is a time where we get to watch the industry elite get dressed purely for the purpose of getting dressed. There are no rules and no restrictions other than the weather (which many often disregard anyway). It’s where you’ll see everything from outright peacocking to uber-chic minimalist outfits.
Copenhagen is the first country to hold an in-person fashion week since the onset of the pandemic, so there are finally some street-style images to ogle over. And, of course, the Danish girls never disappoint. This season they’ve shown us how to make a statement in summer clothing without going over the top. We’ve rounded up the top six items we saw on editors, influencers, and buyers alike for you to wear throughout the season.
Made popular by one of Copenhagen’s buzziest designers, Cecilie Bahnsen, this silhouette was all over the streets of Denmark. The voluminous shape is perfect for the final days of summer as it barely touches your body at all and offers plenty of opportunity for you to catching a cooling breeze.
Geneva Smocked Cotton Dress$395Buy
Soliman Tiered Cotton Mini Dress
Celina Floral-embroidered Poplin Top$770Buy
Celeste Tie-detailed Tiered Seersucker Top$695Buy
Roslyn Balloon-sleeve Floral-print Cotton Dress$434Buy
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Voluminous Puff Sleeve Mini Dress$119Buy
For those looking to experiment a bit more with color, this is a great option to dip your toe into that arena. It’s an attention-grabbing clash of colors, yet your full look won’t appear too busy. From sweaters and dresses, to loungewear and outerwear, there’s no limit on the ways you can style this trend.
Typhon Two-tone Cashmere Cardigan
Two-tone Ruched Crepe Maxi Dress
Shoko Two-tone Ribbed Stretch-knit Cardigan$165Buy
Charlie Two-tone Cotton-jersey Sweatshirt
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x (Di)vision Pirello Two-toned Leather Trench$874Buy
Solid-Hued Midi Skirts
A midi skirt is already a wardrobe staple, but we saw them worn in swoon-worthy bold shades and often color-blocked with another color. While you may want to pair your favorite style with a seasonal appropriate ribbed tank top for the next few weeks, this is also a piece that can carry you through fall (and even winter with the right pair of tights and boots).
Summer leather can be tough to wear depending on your climate (Copenhagen’s highs are in the blissful upper 70s) but it is without a doubt a classic and versatile piece for any wardrobe. And thanks to a crop of enterprising designers, you’re not just limited to the quintessential jacket—leather shorts, skirts, and shirts can all be incorporated into your cool weather rotation.
Showgoers proved how to make this preppy piece look elevated and cool with modern styling. We saw a lot of riffs on the rugby shirt and oversized versions of the classic polo. Take a cue from the resort collections and style your favorite iteration under everything from a knit dress to a beaded mini.
Crystal-embellished Striped Cashmere Rugby Shirt$425Buy
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Tai Spread Collar Button-up
Slinky Two-tone Ribbed-knit Polo Shirt$180Buy
Bruni Oversized Woven Shirt$200Buy
Remain Birger Christensen
Siena Leather Shirt
Oversized Grosgrain-trimmed Poplin Shirt$450Buy
When you are in need of a no-fuss, comfortable yet sexy ensemble, these billowing dresses are the way to go. Add in a few minimal jewelry pieces, plus a sleek sandal (or a chunky dad style if that’s more your vibe) and you’re ready for wherever the day takes you.
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