Though the crowds that once lined up outside of shows during Copenhagen Fashion Week are noticeably smaller than pre-pandemic times, their unmatched sense of style hasn’t faltered. If anything, attendees at this season’s three-day-long Scandi-style event have actually turned up their fashion game since February’s round of shows, appearing in Denmark’s capital city on Monday in a bevy of tailored looks worth saving to your back-to-work smorgasbord.
For the first few presentations of the spring ‘22 season, editors and influencers alike dressed for our impending return to the office (but with a twist!), pairing fitted waistcoats, slouchy trousers, and oversized blazers with transgressive NSFW additions. Think: cut-out crop tops, leather mini shorts, and sunglasses with technicolor lenses.
And it’s only day one. With shows by Ganni, Rodebjer, Baum Und Pferdgarten, Samsøe Samsøe, and more brands known for their on-point designs, there’s still plenty more street style to come from the fashion-minded folks in Copenhagen this week. And since Danish street style has a reputation for influencing global trends — see: prairie collars and poofy dresses — we suggest you take note for the season ahead.
Click ahead to see how Copenhagen street style stars are dressing for their return to “work”–or something like it.This monochrome look is so legit, even influencer-turned-designer Vanessa Hong’s hair matches the ‘fit.
Vanessa Hong wearing a Vanessa Hong x Birgitte Herskind top, Christopher Esber sandals, and a Jeu Illimite bag.Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.The modern-day suit doesn’t have to match or be “formal,” as proven by this all-brown leather-and-denim ensemble. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.Midriff-baring suits might not be safe for most office dress codes, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear one after hours.
Xiayan wearing a 20122.VELASCA waistcoat, 20122.VELASCA jeans, and a Paco Rabanne bag. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.Copenhagen show-goers have a knack for making odd color combos — see: rust red with baby blue — look au naturale.
Wearing a Bottega Veneta bag. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.A corset for work? Don’t mind if we do.
Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.Muted palettes need a splash of color, as shown by the addition of this tiny, red Acne Studios bag.
Wearing an Acne Studios bag.Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images.Copenhagen style hack: wrap your lace-up heels over your pants, rather than under them.
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