milan fashion show

We’re more than halfway through fashion week madness with New York, London, and now Milan Fashion Week behind us. Milan is infamous for some of the most impressive fashion shows with iconic labels such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Pucci showing their collections in Italy’s most grand and luxurious locations.

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The fashion in Milan is usually feminine and a little bit sexy, always reflecting ‘la dolce vita’ – the sweet life. A little Italian infusion to our wardrobe would undoubtedly be good for all of us, so let’s take note from Milan’s runways and get inspired by the trends for next season:

1. Check mate:

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How to make black and white more interesting? By adding a checkered print. Squares in all sizes could be seen on dresses and coats in Milan. See it as a more sophisticated upgrade from navy stripes.

2. Grass green:

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It’s bright and it definitely won’t get you unnoticed. Bright green is the new black. Both Emilio Pucci and Versace had their models walk down the runway in green dresses. Quick tip: Keep the rest of your outfit black when opting for this colour.

3. Culottes:

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Culottes are experiencing a major revival at the moment and apparently they’re here to stay. The wide pants ending between the knee and ankle are such a great alternative to skirts and belong in every woman’s work wardrobe!

4. Metallic:

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Forget sequins! A metallic mini dress will be your go-to item for a night out next season. Take a hint from clothing label, Blumarine and wear it with black boots for a bit of rock’n’roll attitude.

Images via style.com