These Emerging Trends Will Dictate What's in Style for the Next 6 Months

Until this year, I admired Copenhagen Fashion Week from afar by poring over runway photos and ogling street style outfits. I was lucky enough to attend the F/W 19 shows back in January, and now that I'm back at the Danish capital's fashion week for the second time in 2019, I can confirm that it's even more fun and inspiring than it looks online. Yep, everyone really is thrilled to be here—not a soul is faking a smile for the 'gram. (Follow along on my Instagram for behind-the-scenes proof.)

As far as the street style in Copenhagen is concerned, anything goes—and I mean anything. Some people opt for designer bags, while others go for label-less vintage pieces. Some dress to the nines, while others put fresh spins on jeans and T-shirts. I'm far from the only person who thinks the trip to Copenhagen is worth it: There's a healthy mix of editors, influencers, buyers, and everyone in between, all hoping to that witness the tour de force that is Scandi fashion. And yes, they all look stylish en route to the shows. Scroll down to see the best Copenhagen Fashion Week street style photos from the S/S 20 shows, shot by Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker.

Shoe Straps Tied Over Pants

Oversize Suits With a Twist

Copenhagen showgoers were all about the not-so-basic suit. They favored extremely oversized silhouettes with interesting details like cutouts, paper bag waists, and buckled hems. 

Crescent Bags

Chalk it up to cult brand Staud's newest launch, but moon-shaped bags were popular at this season's shows. Just add a colorfully-printed dress and you're good to go—I wore La Double J's Sleeveless Pina Dress ($595) specifically. 

Clutches

This season, everyone seems to be ditching their top-handle bags for oversize clutches—bonus points if it's the viral Bottega Veneta clutch, in particular. 

Back to Basics

No fuss, no muss. Many showgoers this season opted for pared-back, minimalist outfits, usually centered on classic white tees or trousers. 

Boilersuits

Call it a jumpsuit, boilersuit, flight suit, or coverall—any way you slice it, it's a popular street style trend right now. 

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Inspired by the '60s and '70s

Retro looks were alive and well at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Joyfully bright colors inspired by the '60s and '70s were all over the street style scene. I, for one, was a willing participant in the trend and chose to wear Cult Gaia's Gia House Dress ($578). 

Short Suits

We can never say no to a good power suit, but Scandi girls are loving the abbreviated version of the trend—all the better to show off your new shoes.

Statement Sleeves

Yes, the statement sleeve lives on. Fresh versions this season include sheer organza sleeves and colorful bell sleeves. 

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