3 Stylish ways to embrace the Italian zest for life
Prints and animal skins
Even a change of seasons cannot dampen the Italian spirit. The fashion crowd in Milan was spotted catching shows (and feels) in an outstanding display of finery this past week. Sporting more than a sprinkling of prints, they took on florals with flair, graphic motifs with pizzazz, and exotic skins with praise-worthy razzmatazz. If the hodgepodge of patterns below is anything to go by, prints work best in healthy doses.
Devil-may-care colour ways
There is no place for fashion sobriety in the design capital of Italy. In Milan, life is lived in technicolour. Steer clear of monochromes and embody the city's art de vivre with in getups both bright and bold. Tonal dressing may have foolproof tendencies but clashing hues should be handled with care. Take it from the experts: keep it to two main tints when starting out or isolate the pop of colour to attention-grabbing accessories. But once in a while, don't be afraid to adopt a devil-may-care attitude and just paint with the colours of the wind.
Room to groove
Stuffing faces with the fruit of the land is compulsory in Italy; hence by default, stuffy ensembles are taboo. Loosen up those drawstrings because picking pieces with a little wriggle room and a kick-pleat or three is as good as a salute to the realm. If for a moment you thought that roomy simply meant baggy, please refer to the gallery that follows for ways to move up a few style ranks while moving about town with unfettered ease: