It's no secret that Milan is one of the most prominent fashion capitals in the world. Year after the year, the biggest trends and the hottest new pieces come from here. The most beloved Italian designers show their looks here during Fashion Week too. So if you're staying or going to Milan, especially during winter, you have to elevate your style. There's no going about it half-heartedly, it's either you go big or go home! Luckily, you can always rely on the latest trends to help you out. These are styles, looks, staples, and colors that will really help you stand out during the coldest time of the year.
Have Fun with (Faux) Fur
When it gets cold in Milan, fur is always the answer. At least, it used to be, right? It's not exactly PC to wear fur nowadays, is it? Well, only if it's faux fur! There's no denying that fur will always be in style and the latest winter 2020/2021 Milan runways stand proof of that. Of course, Fendi
is always the leader of the pack, having started as a fur house before becoming the luxury behemoth it is today. Their furs, both natural and faux, will always make a statement! Not to mention keep you warm as well!
State It with Sleeves
Fur wasn't the only trend Fendi pioneered this winter 2020/2021. During their late autumn ready-to-wear show during Fashion Week, the brand's statement sleeves also made quite an impact. As did Jil Sander
's puffed fantasies and Sportmax
's sculptural eleganza. Nowadays, it's all about the statement sleeves, often overblown and oversized for that signature dramatic effect. Of course, all that extra fabric can always warm you up and help you stay cozy and comfy as the temperature drops in Milan. Just don't try to sneak into public transport
while you're sporting them, for everyone's sakes!
Never Forget The Leather
Just like the Londoners
, Italians have a thing for leather! If Italian luxury brands are known for something, it's their leather goods! Most fashion houses that dominate during Fashion Week here have roots or were founded as leather goods labels, some of the best in the world. So it's no surprise that leather will always be a trendy textile in the city, especially during winter. Be it the sexy coats and dresses from Versace
or the intricate bags and purses from Bottega Veneta
, leather remains strong in the fashion game here. The material never fails to elevate a look to edgier, sexier, and more rebellious heights!
Reveal What's Underneath
It's no secret that Italians very passionate people. Despite the country's Catholicism, Italians have always been liberated and open enough about expressing and embracing their sexualities. It's not even bad manners to be too touchy-feely here. And this trait of theirs is also reflected in their style. This winter 2021. thanks to designers like Dolce & Gabbana
. underwear as outerwear is on trend again. Underneath your suits and coats, wearing a statement lingerie piece is the height of glamour and sex appeal. You'll see it with how risque many Milanese women tend to dress, even at this time of the year!
Sizzle with Sweetness
Ironically enough, the other side of the spectrum is also trendy this winter 2021. With bows, ruffles, and tulle on many designer runways, sweetness is bound to take over Milan's fashionable streets this season. Exaggerated sweetness has been taking over the fashion world as of late, but the way Italian designers did it had a more mature feel to it. Think Emporio Armani
adding fabric flowers as ruffs on the sweatshirts. Or Alberta Ferreti
going for big pussycat bows to complete a femininely tailored look that's perfect for work
. There are many ways that grown-up women can still express their girlish side without having to look too juvenile!
Add Some Orange
During the last Milan Fashion Week, if there was one color that truly dominated the runways, it was orange. From Tod's
to Salvatore Ferragamo
, orange was all the rage in this city. And this winter, it's about to pop off! A touch of orange is always good, be it a purse, a pair for shoes, or even a single separate in a whole mixture of an ensemble. There's also the option of going monochromatic orange, a cooky look that, though may seem questionable, is a risk many would be happy to take!
Milan will always be ahead of everybody else when it comes to fashion and style. And this winter 2021, they've unleashed a handful of trends that will keep people in the city looking hotter than ever even though the temperature outside keeps on falling!
If you're going home to a luxury apartment in Milan
, you'll be able to fit all your trendy clothes in a big closet there!