CPHFW AW19: Street Style Trend Report

Copenhagen Fashion Week this season, as always, was a street style gold mine. Influencers, bloggers and fashionistas from Denmark and beyond, put all their best feet forward to make it into the official gallery, and the outcome was truly spectacular. Although every single person presented their personal take on trends, there were a couple of currents we managed to fish out of the creative multitude. Here are the 5 street style trends we spotted, and can’t wait to incorporate ourselves.


Pearls

No longer an old lady’s attribute, pearls flooded the streets of Copenhagen, and were stuck to hair, bags and everything else. We have seen chunky pearl barrette hair clips on everyone, and eventhough they might look like a princessy bridal accessory to some, there are so many ways to style them – trust us, we’ve seen it first-hand! Worn usually on just one side of the head, or as a part of a messy cluster of different clips and pins, they’re a playful accessory that can help either dress down or dress up an outfit. If you’re not a massive costume jewellery person, this might be the way to add some pizzazz to your looks.

Another pearl accessory, and our personal favourite that we’ve lusted over this past week, would be the current IT-bag everyone seems to be sporting with dresses, joggers and whatever their heart desires really. Shiny and beaded, it has that plastic-fantastic, Barbie-kitsch look about it, but we can’t get it out of our heads! With a bag like that, you can wear head-to-toe black and still look like you’ve put effort into it. It’s a statement piece for sure.

 

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

 

Check

Now that is a pattern we can’t get enough of, and so feels everyone else apparently. We’ve seen plenty of variations of check this season, on structured blazers, Nancy Drew trench coats, bags and tapered trousers. Checked garments have been adored by royal families for a reason, as they instantly make you look refined and polished. Not that they can’t be played around with – check patterns dyed with bright, unexpected colours are the way to redefine tradition!

 

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

 

Kitten Heels

Talk about revisiting past trends, the laughing stock of millennial daughters – the really tiny kitten heels – are now clacking around everywhere you go. The only thing that’s been updated is the variety and different ways of styling, far from the office standard black or brown. We’ve seen them as sexy sock boots, patterned, bejewelled or paired with funky socks. Major fashion events tend to rewrite the ugly and dreaded into now-and-hawt, and this is the the prime example. You might want to consider jumping on the bandwagon if you’re not a big heel wearer, NEWS FLASH: kitten heels are actually comfortable!

 

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

 

Silk

With its’ delicate sheen and finesse, silk has the power to add that boudoir femininity to even the most casual of looks. It was explored by pretty much every designer on the AW19 catwalk, but we’ve also seen plenty of it on the streets of Copenhagen. Silk wide-leg pants, printed co-ords, floaty dresses layered with chunky knits and coats – this fabric is a match made in heaven with pretty much anything, and we’ll definitely be seeing more and more of it as it gets warmer, or colder, you just never know in Scandinavia…

 

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

 

Masculine Suits

Good news for those of you who are into vintage and second-hand shopping – exaggerated, super-oversized uncle suits are in, cropping up in every dreamy colour under the sun. On women, they look very ‘don’t f*** with me’ girl-bossy, and it’s the real power look of the season. We loved seeing them with classic cat-eye sunglasses and flashy earrings, for a perfect mixture of androgynous and Audrey Hepburn.

 

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

CPHFW AW19 street style trends

All photography: Style du Monde

 

What inspired you this season at CPHFW? Did you have any ‘I NEED THIS NOW’ moments? If you try out any of these street style trends for yourself, tag @nordicstylemag on Instagram so we can see your personal interpretation!


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