As the fashion capital of Italy and perhaps the world, Milan attracts the most celebrated and influential designers to present their collections at Fashion Week. This is an unmissable event not only for industry professionals but for fashion lovers everywhere. So, what have the fashion conscious been wearing away from the catwalk? We take a look at some of our favourite street style looks, highlighting the top trends to take inspiration from.
Transparency is on trend and opting for see-through accessories is an easy way to incorporate the style into an outfit away from the catwalk. This Celine plastic shopping bag was first seen at the label’s SS18 show in Paris and has been a key inspiration for It girls and fashion lovers. It’s all about oversharing these days, but if you’re planning to opt for a clear handbag, you might want to declutter first. Clear accessories are key for this season, with transparent shoes and dresses also featuring on catwalks and in street style. For less extreme transparency in your own wardrobe, opt for sheer fabrics or see-through overlays.
Ruffles are another key trend for SS18 and have been showcased on catwalks in a dramatic way as of late. For several designers, smooth, lean silhouettes have been cast aside in favour of cascading layers and texture, with flowing dresses bringing a feminine style to the forefront of fashion. We love the romance and fragility of ruffled skirts and dresses, but if you’re looking for something edgier, ruffles can also be incorporated into an outfit through accessories like socks and gloves to add a touch of elegance.
’80s maximalism is back, with bold prints and bright colours taking over both the runway and the pavements. Street style at Milan Fashion Week has been teeming with busy elements and exuberant, unafraid styles, some of our favourites being bright co-ords teamed with block colour accessories. If we’ve learned anything from SS18 style so far, it’s that it’s okay to be bright and brash, and that we should embrace colour clashes and busy prints in our everyday wardrobes.
Milan Fashion Week has also seen the reemergence of ’70s tones, with mustard yellow, tangerine and shades of brown being a key presence on the catwalk. This style has translated onto the streets, with attendees and fashion fanatics clashing these retro hues with bold colours. We love these tones on tailored trousers and jackets, especially when paired with blue and grey shades.