If the last few years of fashion week has shown us anything, it's that street style has become the stage from which trends are formed and the fashion zeitgeist is measured. While models walk the runways wearing pieces from big-name designers, often it's the editors and influencers outside the shows drawing the paparazzi's lens.
With Copenhagen Fashion Week now underway, we're working hard to bring you all the latest sightings and goings-on from the street, whether it's a trending bag or up-and-coming model. But first and foremost, we have to tell you about the rainbow of trending colours we've already noticed cropping up at the shows and on the streets of Copenhagen.
This list is undoubtedly the easiest way to assimilate to the upcoming trends, and I can guarantee you have at least one item in your wardrobe that will help you re-create the below looks. From pastel pink and powder blue to vibrant tangerine and grass green, it's an eclectic bunch and one that rejects the notion that autumn is a season of blacks, blues and greys.
Bring it on, September. Scroll down to see our favourite street style colour trends.
Style Notes: A roomy checked dress in blue gingham is a chic alternative to summer florals—especially when paired with platform Mary Janes.
Style Notes: We like how this showgoer has created a suit effect using different shades of powder blue. It sounds so wrong but looks on point. A pair of sneakers also keeps the look casual.
Style Notes: Pale blue and tan has to be one of our favourite colour pairings this year, as it offers a retro twist to any outfit.
Style Notes: This is evidence of the power of bold accessories, be it a long chain necklace structured handbag or statement corset belt. White and blue is looking unexpectedly chic right now.
Style Notes: A mint shacket is just what classic skinny jeans and a black tee need for instant fashion kudos.
Style Notes: If you experimented with tonal dressing last year, you'll be glad to know that it's still going strong in 2019—especially when rendered in varying shades of green.
Style Notes: If you like the idea of the neon trend but feel nervous about executing it IRL, I would recommend trying a lime green. It gives the same effect without feeling too glow stick rave circa 1995.
Style Notes: We never would've thought that pale yellow would look good with beige, but this outfit proves us wrong. Just keep your separates unprinted, and then add a pop of colour via a bag or shoes.
Style Notes: This is boho dressing for 2019. Your toolkit? An oversized tote, a floaty midi dress in creamy yellow and strappy lace-up sandals. Sienna would be proud.
Style Notes: This is exactly what we want to be wearing during a heatwave with sandals and a raffia bag, but we can also imagine layering it over flared jeans come September.
Style Notes: Not only does pale yellow work for your weekday staples, but it is also an unusual and stylish choice for a special occasion. This showgoer is wedding guest–ready in our opinion.
Style Notes: If pink feels too sickly sweet for your liking, try mixing it up with a shot of red, as seen on this dramatic ankle-grazing gown.
Style Notes: I have so much time for this clean-lined pink blouse, which makes for an unexpectedly cool pairing with tailored grey trousers.
Style Notes: Now this is how to wear this season's shorts trend. The boxy tailoring with the delicate pink hue is a powerful combo and brings a whole new meaning to the term power suit.
Style Notes: Evidence of the fact that you can in fact wear flats with a party dress. Those pink sleeves, however, are surely the feature that makes this look so standout.
Style Notes: From party dresses to parkas, there's something very Scandi about wearing a utilitarian coat in such a traditionally feminine shade of pink. It always helps to add sneakers, of course.
Style Notes: This isn't the most practical look in the world, but we're primarily taking note of the eye-popping shade of tangerine, which is surprisingly flattering.
Style Notes: A orange skirt is probably one of the most accessible ways to wear the trend. Just style with a boxy white shirt and trainers.
Style Notes: We're coming over all Grecian goddess with this gorgeous orange gown. We're all about the oversized sleeves and matchy-matchy shoes.
Style Notes: Ellie from Slip Into Style never fails to win us over with her cool-girl fashion picks. Case in point? This Staud co-ord is ticking all our boxes.
Style Notes: There's more than a little hint of Princess Diana in this beige shirt-and-skirt getup. The stripes on the skirt also add another dimension to what might've been a very plain outfit.
Style Notes: A beige blazer is for life; not just for your new-season wardrobe. It'll work with your linen trousers and white tees now, and then with straight-leg jeans and heeled boots come autumn.
Style Notes: The smock dress gets taken to another level with this oversized midi. The wearer cleverly adds square-toe kitten heels and a simple clutch to keep things from looking too OTT.