Among the bevy of wardrobe lessons one can take away from Copenhagen Fashion Week’s street style, one stands out: how to dress for two seasons at once. This year in Copenhagen five days of oscillating weather presented a set of outfit challenges. Finding ways to feel put together when it’s cold and wet or manufacturing an outfit that’s fit for a drizzly morning and afternoon of sun is no easy feat, but fashion-show-goers seemed to crack the code on dressing for a climate that contains multitudes.
This is where outfit recipes come into play. For instance, one might need a top that feels in season and fun paired with a durable second layer for rain, or an on-trend pair of long shorts matched with a cozy sweater that provides comfort and warmth. Below, discover a master class on transitional seasons with a street style dispatch from Copenhagen Fashion Week, where the outfit ingredients are equally style-forward and practical. And remember: When it comes to transitional dressing, anything goes.
The Alpaca Knit With Tailored Shorts
Part of the new suit in street style, a pair of long, tailored shorts is the first ingredient for a buttoned-up look that works in summer and fall alike. Complete the set with an alpaca sweater, an added layer of warmth that dresses the look down just a tad. Wear the look with an oxford shirt and tie, as photographed, for a full-suited look, and finish it with an everyday leather tote and loafer.
The Miniskirt and Tall Boots
Not ready to let go of summer just yet? With this outfit combination, you don’t have to. Give your classic denim miniskirt another few weeks of wear when paired with knee-high riding boots (which are sure to maintain relevance well into fall). Add a proper autumn feeling to the look with a neutral blazer. Still feeling summer nostalgia? A pair of structured sunnies, such as Dior’s acetate sunglasses, are sure to make the season endless.
The Turtleneck and Basket Bag
A paper-thin turtleneck is an age-old hack when it comes to dressing for fall when temperatures are still warm, particularly when worn with a pair of lightweight white denim. (Tibi’s jeans are just the trick.) Finish the ‘fit with a summer essential, a basket bag, and a pair of kitten-heel mules for a touch of fall—et voilà, a look that says summer and autumn all at once.
The Flip-Flops and Layers
Perhaps the most surprising and omnipresent trend at Copenhagen Fashion Week was flip-flops. Whether from The Row or Havaianas, street-stylers in Copenhagen seemed to turn to flip-flops when in doubt. But don’t be fooled—this is not just a casual-outfit ingredient. When worn with a linen or cotton button-up maxidress, a pair of black pants, and a draped cardigan as a second layer, this look is suddenly runway ready.
The Crochet Top and Trench
No style signals quintessential summer vacation quite like a crochet top. But how does one wear this classic look when the seasons are changing? With a lightweight trench, of course. Whether a classic double-breasted number or a sleek, minimalist style, the trench is a go-to second layer for transitional dressing, according to Copenhagen street style. Give the look an extra layer of flare with a pair of clogs, such as the black pair from Studio Nicholson, and a vibrant crossbody bag for a touch of color.
This article was originally published on Vogue.com.