Danish Fashion (my opinion)
Danish fashion is not very unique or nyeste mode.
First I will start with the women:
Most Danish women dress the same with a little bit of variation. They wear black, gray, or beige. They very rarely wear prints. I have gotten so used to seeing black, gray, beige, and no prints that when I see someone wearing colors and/or prints, I question whether or not she is Danish. Leggings are worn with dresses only.
There are three types of shoes worn: sneakers (not the athletic type), black ankle boots, and wedges. Black and only black. Colors are sometimes seen in sneakers. Sneakers (not the athletic type) are worn with skirts, dresses and jeans. Nike is very popular but of course with the prices here they are very expensive.
While blue jeans are very rare here, black skinny jeans are in abundance. Fur/fuzzy vests are the trend here worn with black skinny jeans along with-guess-sneakers! Large over-sized sweaters and tops are worn with short fitted dresses or skirts and-guess-sneakers.
There is little variety or personality to the way Danish women dress. If there is a trend then everyone follows that one trend. For example, the wedges I mentioned are very popular in the high-top sneaker style. See the black wedges above.
They were scarves all the time. Big scarves wound around the neck several times. Wear a big scarf and a black dress with sneakers. You’ve got the look!
Their hair is either naturally blonde or colored blonde. Worn either in a very high bun or hanging down with little work done to it.
As a result, the style is very relaxed and casual but not very interesting. This is not to say that all Danish women dress horribly. There are a few, usually over 35, who do dress nicely but these are the exception not the norm.
On the other hand, men dress very nicely. They dress so nicely that it is very hard for me to tell the straight men and the gay men apart. (I know I’m stereotyping here but…) Men’s styles are cut slimmer than styles in the U.S. so the result is a more form-fitting tailored look. Younger men (20s) tend to dress like hipsters do in the city I am from. A slim cut sports jacket along with a button down and dark jeans is typically worn with either converse sneakers or wing-tip dress shoes.
They wear their hair cut very short at the sides but long at the top. In contrast to women’s hairstyles, the men’s hair is very styled with lots of product. The women look like they spent 2 minutes fixing their hair while the men look like they took 2 hours!
Another popular style (I was told that it’s a hipster style here) is men with long hair wearing it pulled up into a pony-tail bun. See the picture above.
It seems that the men’s styles in København are way more interesting than the women’s.
I am on the lookout for people I can take pictures of to demonstrate my descriptions above. When I have a few, I will post them.