danish girls' style staples: best of copenhagen fashion week 2019

There's something so innately stylish about Danish girls.  Perhaps I'm biased because my first crush (and bisexual awakening) was a Danish exchange student in my class.  Coincidentally she was also my fashion awakening - how else was I going to learn about dress sense in a rural town in Queensland? Copenhagen fashion week exhibited exactly how Danish girls do it best.  They have completely perfected the art of versatility.  Read on to learn about their style staples - how you can transition from day to night in a swift second; how you can go from cycling to work in the morning to dancing away at the club all in the same outfit. 

#1 long sleeve floral dress

What's not to love about this trans-seasonal must-have?  Layer thermals underneath in winter.  Go easy, breezy with nothing but a thong & sandals underneath in summer.  This piece will soon become a staple in your wardrobe.  It's perfect for cycling to and fro -  if you're nervous about flashing motorists, simply don a cheeky pair of bike shorts underneath.  

above L-R: Tory Burch dress, Equipment dress, and MSGM dress

#2 white wide leg pants

Versatile AND comfortable - who doesn't love an accommodating fashion statement? You don't need me to tell you how versatile white is - you can pair it with literally anything! These bad boys will blend seamlessly into your wardrobe & soon become one of your A1 players.  

above L-R: Mansur Gavriel pants, Theory pants, and REJINA PYO pants

#3 pastel yellow everything & anything

I'm so pale almost any pastel colour washes me out, I'd been extremely hesitant to try any, especially yellow.  Alas my fellow, fair Danish girls have shown me how it's done best & I've learnt to take a leaf out of their book once in a while.  Three pieces in my suggestions below are by Danish label, Ganni - how's that for taking inspiration from Copenhagen?

The best part is it's actually surprisingly easy to match this colour.  There's very little difference between constructing an outfit with white and constructing an outfit with pale yellow.  I'm sure somehow who knew more about the colour wheel and visual art could explain it better; but you have my flawed logic and guidance to assist and encourage you instead.   

above L-R: GANNI dress, Attico turtleneck, and GANNI straight leg pants

#4 tons of tartan  

Who said you can't enjoy tartan when you can't afford Burberry?  Tartan is one of the best statement prints.  Although it may be daunting to be seen flaunting at first - you'll soon quickly acquire the means to fit it into your outfit repoirtoire. 

above L-R: Tibi pants, Gucci skirt, and MSGM pants

#5 chunky black boots (with super feminine dresses) 

We love juxtaposition when it comes to fashion.  Is there anything better than chunky black boots and an overly feminine dress?  Did anyone say mention major great Dane, Cecilie Bahnsen? 

above L-R: Valentino boots, Givenchy boots, and Eytys boots

#6 bucket bags

Much like belt bags, I'd been extremely hesitant to invest in a bucket bag as I thought it was merely a trend.  However, upon seeing the photos above I've changed my mind.   The bucket bag is an amazing option as it's spacious enough to accommodate often overlooked essentials (such as an umbrella, aerosol deodorant, etc.).