You know what I love best about Milan Fashion Week?
The little extra turn. The unexpected detail. The clarity of color. The little somethings that make Italian design, so, well Italian.
There are some serious f.a.s.h.i.o.n. pieces here- the kind that finally get me excited about the runway. Take the nuance of the big picture and add the edge to what you already own. You’ll update your style and feel bellissima for it.
Get inspired by the Top Five Trends from Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 to tweak your wardrobe with right now
Work runway trends into your wardrobe with stylist advice and a sampling of the best looks on hand to get you motivated. You’ve peeked at what was shown in New York, drooled over couture and now Milan’s little bit of this, little bit of that vintage decadence is certain to fit your fancy.
Rethink how you get dressed everyday with a look at the best of Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016. Really, what could be better than grasping a trend before it even hits the stores while shopping the looks within your own closet?
Seen at: Prada(above, and left), Marni(center), Gucci(right)
Make it yours: From trinkets to souvenir prints to the high speed of 80’s era sportswear, retro hints had Italy coyly mixing nostalgia with the perverse sense of being off. And several of the collections were smashing because of that boundless sense of whimsy & personality, packaged into the believable. But maybe kooky isn’t going to mesh with the reality of your needs or style? Not to worry, there’s no need for going full throttle, but you can add chic spurts of personality with vintage inspired jewelry, scarves and accessories without playing the part.
Mix & Match Mania-
Seen at: Gucci(left), No. 21(center), Prada(right)
Make it yours: There was a wild sense of play with prints, hues & era’s throughout Milan’s most definitive collections which added a sense of emotion to winter layers we haven’t seen in a while. Being a hardcore mix master as proposed is neither for the light hearted or those short on time. The easiest trick you can do to make your mark is to mix say a printed blouse with a non neutral hue, and a shoe that adds another sense of easy contrast.
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The Long Lean Tunic-
Seen at: Sportmax(left), Jil Sander(right)
Make it yours: You can never go wrong with a tunic that sits away from the body. They brilliantly cover problem areas while keeping you looking leaner & longer, and they make for smart weather proofing gear. Here, they were kept modern in interesting textures that weren’t distracting while worn with fitted pencil skirts.
Low Key Cocktail-
Seen at: Jil Sander(left), Ports 1961(center), Max Mara(right)
Make it yours: Whether covered in an array of light catching sequins or in a simple metallic mix, indulgent fabrications lent the season a novel sense of easy decoration in shapes that are as easy to wear as they are on the eye. Which is a savvy take on updating modern glamour in silhouettes that work on just about anyone. Keep it spare with one unique attribute that ups the ante.
The Generous Midi Skirt-
Seen at: Sportmax(left), Tod’s(right)
Make it yours: A proportion that started in New York made it’s way through many a collection as it works to give you ample coverage, while creating a layering foundation that sits away from the body. Which makes for a nice alternative in a dress heavy season.
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