Milan travel guide: Fashion tips & trends

Jan 01 2013 by
Categories : Travel

ELLE Italy members provide their advice on how to dress in Milan.

ELLE editors and their associate teams from ELLE Italy put together this list of the most fashionable trends in Milan.

• Danda Santini – Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Italy

• Eugenio Gallavotti – Deputy Editor of ELLE Italy

Fashion Team
• Alberto Zanoletti – Fashion Director of ELLE Italy
• Benedetta dell’Orto – Deputy Fashion Director of ELLE Italy

Beauty & Lifestyle Team
• Sabrina Bottone – Beauty Director of ELLE Italy
• Fiona Diwan – Lifestyle contributor of ELLE Italy

Features Team

• Luisa Simonetto – Senior Features Editor of ELLE Italy
• Adriana di Lello – Deputy Fashion Director of ELLE Italy
• Silvia Locatelli – Features Editor of ELLE Italy
• Benedetta dell’Orto – Deputy Fashion Director of ELLE Italy

Nightlife Team

• Luca Lanzoni –
Web Editor of ELLE Italy

• Anita Sciacca –
Lifestyle contributor of ELLE Italy

• Marta Saladino –
Features journalist of ELLE Italy

• Micaela Tenace –
Features journalist of ELLE Italy 

THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN FASHION

DS: “A pair of trousers (Milanese women like them a lot), flat or very high-heeled shoes, one of your boyfriend’s pullovers, big necklaces and an IT bag.”

FET:
“Simplicity: a tailored shirt, light cashmere, flats such as Porselli ballerina shoes, cigarette trousers, and an old or vintage piece of jewellery. The purse: it must be classical but with no logo. Choose eyeglasses and sunglasses wisely”.

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THE BIGGEST DAYTIME TRENDS FOR WORK

DS: “A jacket, a pair of skinny trousers, a masculine shirt and a pair of loafers. Or else: a dress, a pullover and very original shoes.”

NT: “A total black look teamed up with ballerina shoes.”

FT:
“A pair of narrow trousers, a pair of flats, a masculine shirt and a ponytail.”

FET: “A blazer, a silk shirt, a pair of skinny jeans and ballerina shoes. And don’t forget: a perfect manicure in a trendy nail polish shade.”

THE BIGGEST DAYTIME TRENDS FOR THE WEEK-END

DS: “A pair of jeans, a baseball style T-shirt, a pair of Tod’s, a coloured V-neck pullover, and a jacket or a pashmina scarf.”

NT:
“A pair of jeans, a white shirt and a wicker basket for you bicycle.”

FT: “A long skirt and a pull-over.”

FET:
“A ponytail, a pair of leggings, the latest sneakers or a pair of UGGs, a long cashmere cardigan and your iPod music playing in your headphones. To finish the look: scarves or pashmina scarves.”

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milan-fashion-tips-002.jpgTHE BIGGEST EVENING LOOK TRENDS FOR HAPPY HOUR

NT: “The same outfit as the one worn to the office but with high heels instead of ballerina shoes.”

FT: “A pair of leather trousers and a jacket with shoulder pads.”

FET:
“IT shoes (Louboutin with 12cm heels, CBs, or loafers which are very trendy in Milan), a cocktail dress or a masculine look with a white shirt and tuxedo jacket. Complete the look with a 2:55 Chanel bag, some mascara and a little blush.”

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THE BIGGEST EVENING LOOK TRENDS TO GO TO THE RESTAURANT

DS:
“A dress with a cashmere cardigan, big pieces of jewellery, a pair of eccentric shoes. Milanese women are not very daring when it comes to fashion. And they don’t like being noticed.”

NT: “A black outfit, a pair of chandelier earrings and a jewelled clutch bag.”

FT:
“A mini skirt and a short jacket.”

FET: “A trapeze-shaped dress paired with beautiful jewels and an elegant pair of heels. Don’t forget to complete the look with a couture or chic coat (the classic Prada one in black or blue or the iconic Burberry trench coat).”

THE BIGGEST EVENING LOOK TRENDS TO GO OUT CLUBBING

DS: “A pair of jeans, very high heels, a shiny or glittery T-shirt and perfect makeup.”

NT: “Something very shiny, either sparkles or rhinestones but never overdo it.”

FT:
“One thing: hippie, boho chic details.”

FET:
“Your favourite little dress with glitter high heels or skinny jeans with a band T-shirt and Jimmy Choo high heels. It depends on the club and the party you’re going to.”


THE BIGGEST FASHION DON’TS

DS: “Not too short, not too tight, not too show-off, (cf: Berlusconi’s over the top look and la "velina"). This is cheesy.”

NT: “Flip flops in the city.”

BT: “Skirts and trousers that are considered inelegant and unflattering: even tall and thin women shouldn’t wear them.”

FT:
“Glitters.”

FET:
“To be truly chic you should avoid wearing anything with a logo. You shouldn’t show your figure too much either (no push-up bras, no clothes that are too small or in a stretch material). It is always best to choose the right fit.”

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