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Copenhagen Fashion Week: the Scandi street style we’re obsessed with

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Helen Atkin
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Where better to find wardrobe inspiration than from the best dressed women in fashion? 

Much fuss is made about New York, London, Milan and Paris, but Copenhagen Fashion Week has always been one of the world’s lesser known fashion events. Until now, that is.

Copenhagen has slowly but surely made its mark on the fashion world, and not just for its catwalks: the street style outside the shows is impeccable, too. At the big four, peacocks strut their stuff in the most outrageous looks they can find. The Scandi set’s laidback style, however, is wearable and chic: think understated tailoring, mixed prints, and the best accessories around.

Here’s our pick of the best street style from Copenhagen Fashion Week.

  • Zesty Tailoring

    Baba Riviera shot by Christian Vierig

    When picking a suit, don’t be afraid of choosing a bold colour to stand out from the crowd.

  • Cycle Chic

    Nina Sandbech shot by Christian Vierig

    Very few people can make the cycling short look elegant but by styling it with a jacket with a nipped in waist and chic accessories, the nigh on impossible, becomes possible.

  • Print Clash

    Annabel Rosendahl and Janka Polliani shot by Christian Vierig

    Don’t be afraid of clashing prints, the bolder the better.

  • New Neutral

    Tine Andrea Lauvil Storlos shot by Christian Vierig

    Give neutrals a boost with oversized tailoring and unexpected accessories.

  • Trans-seasonal Tailoring

    Annabel Rosendahl shot by Christian Vierig

    A sleeveless jacket is the perfect trans-seasonal piece to bridge the summer/winter divide. 

  • Standout Styling

    Caroline Daur shot by Christian Vierig

    One of our favourite details from Copenhagen Fashion Week was the styling of shoe ankle straps over trousers.

  • Double Trouble

    Emili Sindlev and Mads Emil shot by Christian Vierig

    Tie-dye does not have to be worn with neutrals, pair your printed t-shirt with more tie-dye for added impact.

  • Creature Comforts

    Dig out your childhood sweaters to give your outfit a playful edge.

  • Reworked Basic

    Short shorts are not just for the holidays. When worn with tonal pieces they become city chic.

  • Colourful Accessories

    Colour pop accessories are gift that keeps on giving. Invest in bright sunglasses, bags and shoes to brighten up any outfit.

  • Future Classics

    Subtle and classic accessories are a great addition to any out, get ahead of the AW19 trends by choosing ladylike pieces.

  • Complementary Colours

    Clash pastels and bright colours for an unexpected and interesting colour palette.

  • Winning White

    Give an all grey outfit a lift with white accessories and accents. 

  • Unexpected Pairing

    We’re all used to leather on skirts, dress and jackets, to try something a little different go for a long leather short.

  • Pumped Up Colour

    A bold accessory can be a great addition to any outfit, we all have our fail safe black, brown and tan bags, but a hit of colour can alter an outfit for the better.

  • Winter Warmers

    Prepare for winter by investing in chunky knits that can work hard day or night.

  • New Normal

    Before the winter layering begins, wear your blazer tucked into high waisted loose fitting trousers.

  • Subtle Sophistication

    Add pair of pearl earrings to a tonal outfit for extra elegance.

All images courtesy of Getty Images.