The best time of the year for fashion (IMO) is August for two reasons. Firstly, everyone starts to drop their Autumn ranges which means my favourite time of the year is around the corner– Fall – Secondly, Copenhagen Fashion Week begins and Stockholm Fashion Week finishes the month; really the only two fashion weeks I follow and love.
Some of my top Street Style looks from CPHFW on Instagram
Copenhagen Fashion Week is known for being the more outgoing and louder of its other Scandinavian counterpart Stockholm. They truly know how to wear colour, prints and checks with pride but without looking like you have dressed in the dark! And why I always think I should have either been born in Scandinavia, or live there at least. My summer wardrobe is always bright and with interesting prints like Copenhagen, whereas my Winter wardrobe is more neutral and minimal like the looks you see at Stockholm Fashion Week.
As I want to be focused for my AW18 buying (Baby saving is priority currently), I have summarised the best trends to buy into below which will last into SS19 and slot into your wardrobe easily for a more savvy cost-per-wear approach.
Whether it is a head-to-toe power suit, a boxy blazer or cropped flares, just pick something that you know you can wear with other pieces in your wardrobe already. I will be wearing a Checked Blazer (Two trends ticked) from H&M with a white tee, denim and a structured croc bag.
It doesn’t matter what print, just buy one and wear it with pride. My go to is Leopard no matter what in Autumn, but now I have an excuse to add more into the mix. Plus, I might even try a tiger print after seeing this Street Style look above from Darja Barannik. I love this muted Tiger Print dress from Stradavarius as it is a more pared back version to test the waters with.
Anyone who was anyone had a Shrimps Antonia bag in tow for CPHFW. Shrimps if you didn’t know, is a relatively small British brand, which got big a few years ago for their faux fur coats championed by the likes of Alexa Chung. Now they have ventured into bags, it seems everyone can’t get enough. I’m personally not a huge fan, but that’s just because I prefer to have a cross-body, so the transparent bag trend would be my best bet. If you can’t afford the £400+ price tag, the high street is full of great alternatives; just make sure it is mini and square. Zara has a really good dupe here.
Gingham, Plaid, Tartan – any kind of check goes. There was an abundance of these present and no one alike, with some people choosing to clash theirs on top and bottom or some opting for one statement item. Even the traditional Burberry check was seen several times. I love a check when it comes to Autumn/Winter any year, so I am pleased to see it going strong and will be digging out my favourites from my wardrobe. If I wasn’t saving up for baby items, this Ganni skirt would be top of my wishlist!
It’s no secret that I love country music, have visited most of the Southern States and in general wish I was a Cowboy in an alternate life. So when I started seeing cowboy boots cropping up everywhere you can imagine my delight, however, you do have to be confident to pull these off day-to-day. I would rather a ankle length version as I know I would wear with boyfriend jeans or dresses in Autumn, but feel more like myself in them than the full hog. I found these All Saints ones for an absolute steal on promo currently for £40!
On a final note, the rather strange hero piece that was everywhere, and by that I mean on literally everyone, was the Haviana – Yes, you read that right, the rubber thong flip flop – the shoe which you only wear to the beach or for a pedicure. I don’t know why, or if this trend will stick but if you do want to re-invest in these then buy in black, grey or yellow only.