There comes a time every season when I look at my closet with utter disinterest. It's not that I churn through fast fashion or am a compulsive shopper; it's that after months of wearing the same office outfit combinations on rotation, my ability to think creatively about those seasonal staples dips to an all-time low. If you're in a similar workwear rut, look to the streets of Copenhagen. The Danish capital recently played host to Copenhagen Fashion Week, where Scandinavian It girls like Pernille Teisbaek and Nina Sandbech took to the cobbled streets in late summer– and fall-inspired wares. Unlike Paris or New York, Scandinavian street style takes a polished yet laid-back approach to dressing, which makes it a hub for workwear inspiration. From print-on-print layering to front-tied white shirts, these are the looks we'll be copying to cure end-of-summer workwear fatigue.
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
Knot a classic white shirt at the front and wear it with tailored high-waisted pants to make a closet staple look new.
Summer's tie-front top looks demure with wide-leg pants and an understated bucket bag.
Contrast seams continue to dominate. Opt for unexpected color combinations for fall, such as cinnamon and red.
A belted trench makes any outfit—even one with sneakers—look polished.
Available in sizes S to L.
Give your go-to silk blouse a new look by styling it with a snake-print skirt.
Two-piece suits are the ultimate confidence booster.
Streamline your look by forgoing color altogether, and opt for single-hue pieces such as an ivory sweater and skirt.
Available in sizes M to L.
Belt bags are here to stay. Make a classic work outfit look a bit more high-fashion with a black leather bag tied around your waist.
Layer gold necklaces to make a basic top look a bit more luxe.
Prefer not to make outfit decisions first thing? A demure jumpsuit will be your lazy-day go-to.
Wear those white or cream jeans before Labor Day.
Available in sizes 23 to 30.
Wide-leg jeans were made for casual Friday. Dress them up with a light belted trench.
Break up your usual black-and-white ensemble with a bright bag.
Available in French sizes 34 to 44.
Update a sheer summer dress with ankle boots and bold earrings.
Give your purse a timely update by carrying it in a transparent tote. Bonus: It's big enough to fit your laptop for work, too.
Ditch your heels during your walk to work. Finally, comfortable sneakers are in.
Pointed-toe heels make any outfit look high-end. These black satin H&M ones are a steal.