5 Street-Style Trends We Saw All Over Copenhagen Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week has made a name for itself as being the coolest of fashion weeks. Not only are Scandi fashion brands continuing to pave the way for sustainable style, but the likes of Ganni, Stine Goya, and Rotate are taking their spring 2024 designs to the runway from Aug. 7 to 11, with an array of show-stopping looks that will no doubt be on our spring mood boards.
Yet one of the best parts of Copenhagen Fashion Week is undoubtedly the street style. As attendees arrive in droves to the Danish capital, the phrase “every street’s a catwalk” could not be truer. The weather may have been temperamental, but the fashion crowd is not letting the rain deter them from showcasing the most fashion-forward looks.
Preppy details, double denim, and bright colors lit up the pavements as the Copenhagen Fashion Week guests set about proving that the Scandi capital is one seriously stylish city. Motorcore is set to take over as leather biker jackets get a makeover with patches and racing stripes, while warm brown is the new black as fashion fans opt for a softer take on top-to-toe dressing.
Scroll ahead for some of the best street style looks at Copenhagen Fashion Week to give you inspiration for next spring, and then keep reading to look back at the Copenhagen Street Style for fall 2023.
Copenhagen Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2024 Trend: Double Denim
Rarely a season goes by when denim isn’t a trend, but the way to wear it comes in many different forms. Moving on from the winter street-style set, who favored slouchy silhouettes, for spring, we’re going back to double denim.
Keep the denim wash matching so as to create a streamlined look, and play around with proportions. From oversize denim blazers with straight-leg jeans to cropped jackets with wide-leg bottoms, double denim is a game of two halves.
Copenhagen Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2024 Trend: Bold Color
Wearing brights for spring is a no-brainer, but if Copenhagen street style is anything to go by, stick to one hue. Whether a ruffled dress, bold co-ord, or sleek suit, the trend for next season is keeping to a single, plain color.
Teamed with neutrals to help the color really pop, it’s a look that will turn heads and make you stand out. Stick to your Barbiecore roots or branch into other colors of the rainbow to get ahead of the season.
Copenhagen Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2024 Trend: Motorcore
Upgrade your trusty leather jacket and take inspiration from motorbikes and racing cars. Collarless biker jackets with button fastenings were popular in Copenhagen with racing stripes, graphic colors, and bike patches taking over.
Ideal for all seasons, they immediately give an edgy feel to any outfit. Team with a black-and-white-checkered print in the form of an F1 flag, and you’ll really nail the trend.
Copenhagen Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2024 Trend: Brown
Warmer, softer hues were taking over the Danish streets as brown was the predominant color. Where black has long been the go-to, chocolate-colored hues were the order of the day. Think luxe caramel, sumptuous tan, and comforting latte to add to your wardrobe.
Brown is the ideal base to team with other warm neutrals like khaki, beige, and cream for a look that is perfectly aligned with the quiet luxury trend.
Copenhagen Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2024 Trend: Preppy Perfection
It’s back to school for spring. There was an influx of shirt collars, neckties, pleated miniskirts, and striped rugby shirts that could have come straight from the school playground.
To stop you feeling as though you’re overdressed, it’s all in the styling details. Team a shirt with a bomber jacket to create the perfect smart-casual hybrid, or add chunky boots for a dressed-down feel.
Look Back at Copenhagen Fall 2023 Fashion Week Street Style: Textured Coats
A trend that cropped up time and time again on the streets of Copenhagen was textured coats. Bright pops of colored faux fur, chic jewel-toned suede jackets, and even metallic trench coats were the outerwear trends du jour. If the weather calls for layering up, ensure you stand out with a coat that commands attention.
Look Back at Copenhagen Fall 2023 Fashion Week Street Style: Denim 2.0
The Copenhagen Street Style set couldn’t get enough of denim. But we’re not talking jeans-and-a-top ensembles. This is denim 2.0. Slouchy silhouettes were the order of the day in the form of baggy wide-leg jeans and A-line skirts. Recycled denim was seen via re-imagined tops, while double denim and even triple denim was favored (and continued to Spring 2024).
Look Back at Copenhagen Fall 2023 Fashion Week Street Style: Dopamine Dressing
Why let a gray day bring you down? The streets were awash with color in the Danish capital with primary colors and pastel pops woven into an array of outfits. Some opted for clashing hues and top-to-toe brights, while others chose a single-colored accent. Either way, these bright looks are something to smile about.
Look Back at Copenhagen Fall 2023 Fashion Week Street Style: Leather Layers
Leather jackets, blazers, trousers, and skirts were all a common thread among the street-style snaps. From aviator jackets to Matrix-style trench coats, the durable fabric reigned supreme. Leather rarely goes out of fashion and looks even better distressed, so it’s a worthwhile addition to your wardrobe that you’ll keep for the long haul. Don’t be afraid to deviate from classic black leather, either. Metallics and tan were popular choices, too.
Look Back at Copenhagen Fall 2023 Fashion Week Street Style: Neutral Tones
Calming tones of butterscotch yellows, rich tans, and soothing grays worn together always make for a timeless look. Teaming the neutral hues together plays into the Scandi trend of hygge perfectly, meaning to cozy up and get comfortable. From chunky knits to cashmere scarves, neutral tones never fail to work for winter.
Look Back at Copenhagen Fall 2023 Fashion Week Street Style: Modern Tailoring
Androgynous silhouettes were also a key takeaway from the Copenhagen streets. Oversize blazers and slouchy fits made for a more modern take on tailoring. Accessories came in the form of ties, while crisp collars on formal shirts kept the outfits looking sharp.