5 street style trends to try from Copenhagen Fashion Week

By Josefin Forsberg

Keen to catch up on the hottest street style trends at Copenhagen Fashion Week? From pieces that will be at home in the wardrobe of a disco diva, to lace layering and adaptable corp-core, these are the five looks we plan to add to our styling arsenal


Studio 54 for the office

The easiest way to sprinkle some Friday feeling into your weekly wardrobe rotation? A silver skirt fit for Studio 54. Looking to some of our favourite looks at Copenhagen Fashion Week, it was clear that the surprising addition of sparkly sequins to your classic corporate cuts – be it a pinstriped blazer or fuzzy office sweater – will instantly elevate the dreariest of work days. The expert (read: street style) way to wear this ensemble? Opt for neutrals in contrasting textures, such as knits or garbadine, to dress-down the dazzle.


Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Sequined ruffled miniskirt

David Koma

Sequined midi skirt



The grocery store run

Who said loungewear has no place at fashion week? Comfort is key for Copenhagen's style set, be it in the form of a thick-soled sneaker or oversized sweater. To dressing up athleisure, it's all about mix-and-match mood, pairing casual cuts with elevated details. Take Carrie Bradshaw's favourite fashion formula for example: a pair of athleisure bootie shorts, stretch top and (of course) a heel to dress it all up (a look sported on multiple occasions throughout Sex and the City). This blueprint can then be adapted with a variety of combinations; Grey joggers worn with a two-tone heel. Bootie shorts sported with a men's blazer. Or why not pair your waterproof slides with a Gucci sock and trench coat?

Photo: Maria Rogersdotter

Photo: Ignat Wiig

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Malonae cotton-blend sweatpants

Marant Etoile

Ribbed intarsia cotton-blend socks



The one-and-only Moto jacket

We can't claim that the classic Moto jacket ever really went away, but for a couple of seasons its has been bubbling under the surface. Nestled in the back of our wardrobes, it is time to bring it out and dust it off for the months ahead. An excellent option when adding some edge to an otherwise understated ensemble, our favourite iteration is oversized (and preferably thrifted). Wear it to juxtapose more feminine pieces –for example, a literal bra as seen in Copenhagen – or to create contrast in your otherwise corporate closet.

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Photo: Ignat Wiig

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Faded-effect leather jacket

Acne Studios

Faded-effect leather jacket



Executive suite

Heading straight from an important meeting at the head office to fashion week? No worries, the front row was in a fever pitch when it came to corp-core this season. With all the ties, loafers, cocooning coats, and yuppie shirts, we almost thought we'd taken a wrong turn onto Wall Street. Take your version of the trend away from the hot desk and out of the open-plan office with some unexpected details, be it a cropped short or a pair of bulbous sunglasses.

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Face striped cotton shirt

ACNE Studios

Horizontal-stripe pattern silk tie

Jil Sander


Not your grannie’s lace

Sultry, sheer, and ultra feminine: lace has seen a recent resurgence in street style. Stepping outside of our grannies’ parlours, shedding any connotations to dusty curtains and yellowed doilies, the new needlework is layered for delicious detailing. Keen to show some legs? Throw a lace skirt on. Need to up the sartorial ante of your work shirt? Tuck and pin your way to the desired effect. Or why not add a hint of romanticism to your tailoring with a lace shirt? The possibilities are endless.

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Photo: Maria Rogersdotter

Photo: Acielle / Style Du Monde

Rosalia lace straight skirt

Fleur Du Mal

Lace-trimmed satin skirt