Hey There Pretty Birds,
I’m so happy to share my street style coverage from Milan Fashion Week with you. I loved the style in Milan, because I got the sense that what I saw was a true representation of personal style, and not looks dialed up specifically for the lenses of street style photographers like myself. I was super inspired by the way the ladies I photographed personalized the season’s best trends and the special little details they added to top off their looks. Also, the layering here is stellar, with the turtleneck emerging as the season’s unquestionable MVP. You can send your thank you notes to Raf Simons over at Calvin Klein 205w39nyc for making this wardrobe staple indispensable again. Now let’s swoon about these ladies’ style.
I want to wear everything that Wiebke Broecker has on her body. I love the transparent jacket styled over the check blazer and casually paired with skinny jeans, classic OTK suede boots and a Gucci fanny pack. The pop of orange perfects a look that is a picture of ease and self-confidence.
Sakura Sato’s borrowed from my boyfriend’s, but wait it’s actually my closet look is the best statement for today’s wardrobe fluidity. Her red shoes and nifty bowtie are the perfect twist on an already flawless outfit.
Alessandra Airo is a boss in this perfect power clash of checks and bold stripes. Love how she unexpectedly throws a pair of on-trend white tights onto her balance sheet. BTW, don’t forget to check out Jessie’s Four Essentials To Up Your Professional Style Game.
Chloe Hill’s mix of vertical stripes is as brilliant as those Romance Was Born “Disco Lust” trousers she’s wearing. I will be recreating this look in a city near you sometime soon. Kid. You. Not.
Yes to Eleonora Carisi’s Max Mara total logo look. I’ve been dreaming about the perfect monogram outfit ever since logomania made its way back into our closets at few seasons. I remember in the early 2000s when I famously (to the delight of my friends, there was no instagram then) mixed the Burberry check with the Louis Vuitton “LV”. This time around I’m feeling a monochromatic, fully branded looks. Yes, I have no problem with being a fashion billboard.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Elisa Nalin, one of the best mix-masters in the game, put this outfit together in the dark. She can do no wrong when it comes to mixing color and textures. Her looks are inspiring on so many levels.
Miss Eva Geraldine Fontanelli serves up quintessential Milanese chicness. Her look leads you to ask yourself several very important questions: (1) why haven’t you invested in a new polka dot piece; (2) why haven’t you moved to Milan yet; (3) why is it that you don’t own a retro-style bicycle with a wicker basket; and (4), do they offer classes on how to ride a bike in platforms in your city.
Cool. AF. What, need I say more about Julia Sarr-Jamois?
Sporty on the outside, girly and delicate on the inside for journalist Konca Aykan.
Marta Achini shows us that all you really need to toughen up a look are the right accessories. Her soft monochromatic pink outfit takes on a seamless edge with black sunglasses, handbag and pointy shoes. I don’t know, she’s giving me a total Pink is Punk vibe. You?
Paola Ventimiglia shows us how to pair all the classics in an effortlessly chic, confident way. And most importantly, with a smile on her face – the best pearls a woman could ever ask for.
Tiffany Hsu makes the case for statement outerwear in this nicely belted look. I adore the supporting actors as well: there’s nothing like a blue button down, especially with the sleeves cuffing below the cuff of her coat; her enviable Loewe bag is on my long list of lust worthy handbags; and the solid black finish by way of black jeans and gorgeous platform booties is highly appreciated.
Designer Vika Gazinskaya shows us how to keep things nice and hygge in this chic and cozy teddy bear coat. Wouldn’t it look amazing with the Anja’s favorite “Disco Hygge” looks?
You know something, sometimes Italians just do it better. Let’s just admit it to ourselves. Viviana Volipicella’s layering is beyond perfection. It’s sublime. It’s like she’s laughing all the way to her office. “Those Americans, they talk about sporty chic. Ha, I’ll show them.” Stated of course in her Pugliese accent and emphasized with a flick of her perfect mediterranean hair.
This look is a great mix of the season’s best trends. In my opinion, animal print and checks are officially both neutrals and can be worn with anything. As mentioned earlier by way of Alessandro Airo’s look, tights are huge this season and the legging worn here aptly capture the mood. And if you’ve been following me on the Instagram, you know how much I like a white shoe.
Daria’s look is just so cute. Bold coat, styled with great essentials, this is the perfect uniform.
Make like Jenny Walton and smile big or go home, preferably in a matching Prada coat and shoe combo, killer fitting jeans and an essential white button down.
Seventies inspired style is always a plus in my book. That’s why I know that me and Paola De Cegli could be great friends.
Timeless style delivered by an original trendsetter. Iconic Rossella Jardini, has that cool factor in spades. Whether she is elegantly dressed, seaside in Sardegna with her grandchildren and beloved pups, or in a covetable jumpsuit from her FW18 collection, she’s dripping in style that is worth its weight in gold.
Valentina Siragusa adds colorful contrast to a sleek minimal look with bold accessories. A lover of dark colors, but finding yourself attracted to the brighter side of fashion? Try this tip for a splash of color.
Photographer: Tamu McPherson