There’s something about Italian style that’s so different than any other city: Colors are bolder, silhouettes are louder, and outfits are just that much more visually captivating. And that effect is multiplied during Milan Fashion Week: Sure, the shows might be taking place inside — like at the Foundazione Prada, which is basically a venue and museum all in one, or the Palazzo Clerici, an iconic landmark — but the real action happens outside. In fact, the best street style at Milan Fashion Week proves that the Italian city really is the fashion capital of the world, and there’s tons of outfit inspiration to be seen.
While each city has its own aesthetic (New York is a bit grittier, naturally, and London Fashion Week is chock full of polished outfits that celebrate brands like Burberry and Eudon Choi), Milan is a bit more vibrant. After all, it gave us brands like Prada, Fendi, and Gucci, the latter of which is back in town after a season in Paris (with a dramatic new jewelry trend to boot). While we can usually expect show-goers to show their appreciation for Milano-born brands, this season, it seems the logomania that took 2018 by storm is on its way out — instead, tailored suits, thoughtful separates, and of course, all-over color is in.
The weather might be uncharacteristically warm for February, but hasn’t stopped the fun. See what fashion’s most influential wore to Milan Fashion Week — all the best lens-catching ensembles, ahead.
Here's proof that accessories can make the outfit — three times over.
Make a midi skirt cold-weather-appropriate with a pair of knee-high boots. A layered turtleneck means a jacket isn't necessary, either.
A matching suit gets a 2019 update when paired with a polka-dot bag, like Tiffany Hsu, the buying director at MyTheresa, did here.
In case you needed more proof that headbands are back in a big way, here it is.
Make an oversized jacket double as a dress by pairing it with tights. (Extra points if those tights are of the Gucci variety.)
Another take on the matching suit: Swap your blazer for a mid-length coat for a fresh look.
If you're looking for something to give your outfit a bit more character, just match your socks to the florals on your midi dress.
Here's proof you can go tonal without matching your colors. Plus, peach and pink just be might be spring's newest color combination to try.
Dior bags were the accessory du jour on Day One. Also popular? Matching suits, of course.
Stand out in a brocade jacket, like Teen Vogue EIC Lindsay Peoples.
Logomania may be dissipating, but Gucci bags will forever be a street style mainstay.
Balance a bold hue like neon green with all-black separates, like these oversized jeans.
Who sats you can't match your socks to your bag to your beret?
Gala Gonzalez's coordinating all-khaki outfit almost looks like a boilersuit thanks to its proportions.
And if all else fails, color-coordinate with your friends, like Erika Boldrin, Evangelie Smyrniotak, and Caroline Daur,