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Copenhagen Fashion Week: the coolest Scandi street style to inspire your winter wardrobe

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Because no one does winter dressing better than the Danish.

The international fashion week merry go-round has officially begun, kicking off with the ever-stylish Copenhagen Fashion Week. Over the past couple of years Copenhagen has really cemented itself as a global fashion entity from both aspects: the runway and the street style. Each season sees more and more names coming out of the Danish capital that we want to shop: Ganni, Holzweiler, By Malene Birger, Cecilie Bahnsen and Stine Goya.

Perhaps it’s the extended winter months, or just an inherent knack of taste, but, when it comes to street style, no one does it quite like the Scandis. Considered but not too serious, practical yet playful, and, above all else, a purposeful style, take inspiration from the best on how to tackle your winter wardrobe. 

En beige 

We will continue to wax lyrical about beige being the colour of the season, and the Scandis are already taking it in their stride. Throw a beige shawl over your suiting for elevated elegance. 

Off piste 

Your ski jacket (or any other kind of winter sports jacket) is no longer reserved for the slaloming down the slopes. Instead, use it to add an element of athleisure into your everyday wear: this works best when pairing with tailoring trousers and and buttoned up shirts. 

Summer loving 

When the sun shines on a bright winter morning, take inspiration from your favourite summer clothes. Try a bright shirt worn open (or half buttoned) with a layered roll neck for a splash of colour. 

Let it be lilac 

Your new colour combination for 2019? Lilac and beige. Be sure to throw in some animal print (as shown here) for ultimate style points. 

Neon brights 

One of the biggest micro trends to come out of the spring / summer 2019 catwalks was neon, and the Danes have already begun incorporating it into their wardrobes. Make like a Scandi and take the plunge in the zestiest colours, but be sure to keep the rest of your outfit as neutral as possible. 

The layered look 

Pick a colour, any colour, and then layer shades of it. Style with tall boots and a long-line skirt, then work out what you want on top: a jumper and blazer, or a hoodie and a coat. The possibilities aren’t necessarily endless but the outcome is guaranteed to be chic. 

Do the double 

The love for double denim is not wavering among the street style set. Make yours work in the colder month by opting for a darker denim - ideally one with a raw edge - and layer with a fitted roll neck. When it comes to footwear, we would strongly recommend a cowboy boot, but for those not wanting to commit to the western theme, try a pair of sling-back kitten heels instead. 

Bows away 

Hair accessories have become the new ‘it’ accessories, from headbands to hair bows. Make like this show-goer, opt for the ‘more is more’ approach, and deck out your locks. 

Print clash 

The rules no longer apply when it comes to clashing prints: instead, it’s a case of showcasing your individual style. Be it animal print with heritage checks or polka dots with a graphic design, the choice is yours. 

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