When packing for our global adventures we try to hit the sweet spot between practical, versatile and fashion-forward. So when I came across J Crew's Copenhagen Collection, I did a double-take. Here is my verdict on the collection's key looks. I cover the pieces I love, key-looks I would style differently, the pieces that are completely impractical for travel…(but I kind of want to wear back home) and the ones I would avoid.
Key Look One: Bike riding on cobbled streets
- The jeans: To be honest, not a huge fan of the wide ankle jeans. I would prefer a more tapered ankle with this blazer, but I am loving the retro button fly.
- I adore the Parke velvet blazer, in Old Forrest, it is absolutely mouth-watering. Is it the most practical item to pack on a vacation? NO… Do I still want it? Oh YES! Full disclosure, I ordered this as soon as I set my eyes on it.
- I am digging the loafers and silk scarf, they are very chic and definitely channeling the Copenhagen vacay vibe.
- Overall, the outfit ties together nicely, but the blazer is the true hero piece.
Key Look Two: Audrey Hepburn 2.0
- This look is on the knife-edge of Audrey Hepburn chic and old nanna going to the organic market.
- The Button-front A-line midi dress in leopard is absolutely divine, love the print and it is something you could easily pack on your vacation, to wear in the evenings to restaurants. But pairing in back with patent loafers is not working for me, I would love to see it with cute ankle boots instead. The loafers work on this statuesque model but would make us mere mortals look a bit nanna-like and would not add sufficient height, given the length of the dress.
Key Look Three: Cashmere in Copenhagen
- I think the Double-breasted topcoat in wool-cashmere is a solid investment. This is the type of coat that is timeless and can be worn for many seasons to come. It looks stunning with the Silk button-up shirt in leopard print. The love that the leopard print is slightly more subtle and sophisticated, compared to some of the bolder leopard prints out there. It allows you to make a confident statement without being garish.
- Slouchy boyfriend jeans, in tinted indigo wash: are great if you are into the slouchy look. For me personally, I avoid this cut of denim like the plague. Even tho the wide leg line is on-trend at the moment, I choose cuts of denim that are flattering on me. The best piece of advice I can give when choosing denim is: do not get sucked into trend-based cuts. Choose items that are flattering on your unique body shape.
Key Look Four: Parka meets leopard
- Pointed-toe Sadie boots in leopard calf hair: are DIVINE! Would I wear them as a tourist walking long distances on cobbled streets? Hmmm…no wonder the model is leaning on the railing like her life is depending on it, her feet are killing her! But would I wear them on date night, girls night, to work, or just around my bedroom lovingly stroking the luxurious calf hair? Do you even need to ask? Needless to say, I am a big fan. (Will have to save up my pocket money for these ones)
- The Satin-nylon parka, in Vintage Pine, is gorgeous and also super practical for traveling. I love the lining, but it probably would not match with every color, so luckiliy it is removable. The vintage pine color is absolutely bang-on-trend and I love the adjustable drawcord waist.
- Even tho the ensemble looks brilliant on the model, I don't think I would team such a casual parker with the drool-worthy calf hair boots. I would be more likely pair it back with smart-casual leather sneakers.
So there you have it, my take on J'Crew's Copenhagen Collection.
What is your verdict on this collection?
- Which pieces do you love?
- Which key-looks would you style differently?
- And which looks would not work well for you?
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