7 Trends Milan's Coolest Showgoers Are Wearing Right Now

There are certain style clichés that are attached to certain fashion weeks—for example, London being regarded as "eclectic" or Parisians having a penchant for "timeless" style—and while these notions are grounded in some truth, they are not the whole picture. Street style as a phenomenon has certainly evolved a great deal since its infancy, and over time, it has shifted the industry's power dynamics and introduced different perspectives to our screens. There is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to the style profiles of different cities.

This season's Milan street style shots perfectly speak to the sheer variety that fashion lovers bring to their own personal runways at fashion week: Extroverted snake print! Minimalist tailoring! Sassy platforms! Artistic checks! It's a veritable fashion safari out there, and after two years clad in tracksuit bottoms, we love to see it. And while every showgoer presented their own unique aesthetic, there were seven themes in particular woven through the outfits of Milan's best dressed. 

My personal highlight? It has to be the graphic stripes and checks that adorned everything from suits to accessories. Naturally, Caroline Issa looked fabulous in a checked skirt suit and green base layer in a way that only she could. I plan on re-creating the vibe by throwing Colville's striped poncho over wide-leg trousers and a check knit for print-clashing appeal.

So if you're looking for some spring style inspo, scroll down to see the outfits we loved in Milan.

1. Waistcoats

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The waistcoat is just what we want to be wearing when spring arrives. Make like this showgoer and style yours with a pair of colour-match trousers.

2. Pops of Pink

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Pink in all its guises splashed across the street style shots this season. My top pick for 2022? COS's double-breasted pink blazer. 

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Big blazers, one of WWW's key spring/summer 2022 trends, were more than evident on the streets of Milan this season, paired with everything from tailored trousers to miniskirts.

4. Stripes and Checks

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Bring a little artistic charm to your spring capsule with the stripes-and-checks trend. My main inspiration? It has to be Caroline Issa in this amazing checked skirt suit, obviously.

5. Platform Shoes

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It's time to level up with the return of the platform, the statement shoe that is sure to add a '70s edge to any outfit you wish this spring.

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A niche, but no less prominent, theme we spotted in the Milan street style galleries was snake print, from trousers to bombers. Is this set to be the new leopard? 

7. Tonal Dressing

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Not exactly a new addition to the trend line-up, but it's fair to say that tonal dressing has secured itself in the fashion hall of fame thanks to its ease and high-end finish. I love how this showgoer has added pops of white and cream to add contrast to the shades of beige.

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