We may not be fully out of the cold weather yet, but you can keep it light and breezy with a long lightweight coat, which are getting more play on the streets than cropped jackets this season. Caroline Issa wore a beautiful lace coat by Sacai over cropped jeans to the Valentino show.
Even when the temperature isn’t cooperating, you can bring in the spring with a dose of bright color, as Helena Bordon did in a zippy orange Dior dress outside the couture show. Layer a spring dress over a black top, tights or boots to ease yourself out of winter.
It’s rainy it’s snowing it’s sunny – what to wear? Take a cue from Miroslava Duma, who paired cropped jeans with a white coat and black beret for a great transitional look at the Schiaparelli couture show.
Brighten up a rainy day with graphic prints and bright colors as Polina Askeri did at the Jil Sander show in Milan.
Molto Italiano: a classic menswear look on Fabrizio Oriani of Gentlemen’s Wear Daily outside the Emporio Armani show. And yes, more mustard yellow!
Rain, rain go away! Daniela Zuccotti of Fregola handled the bad weather in Milan in style with a transparent umbrella and gray jumpsuit.
Have you any Grey Poupon? Mustard yellow is shaping up to be a big color right now and for fall 2016. Margaret Zhang exited the Fendi show in an oversize mustard coat and Fendi bag and pants.
Give it a whirl: Eleonora Carisi spun around in a purple fur coat and pink and purple print dress at the Costume National show.
It’s Linesiy Montero: the model exited the Etro show clad in a graffiti top by Jeremy Scott. That may look like a pack of smokes in her hand, but it’s actually a subversive and popular iPhone cover by Jeremy Scott for Moschino.
The floral appliqued Gucci spring collection is already getting a lot of play on the streets, as are pleated skirts, back in a big way. Margaret Zhang mixed a pleated skirt with a silk bomber jacket outside the Gucci show.
In with a bang: James Goldstein entered the Blugirl show in a sequined leather jacket and his signature snakeskin cowboy hat.
It’s good to see some familiar faces back at Milan Fashion Week, including Candela Novembre, who wore a luxe pajama look by Laura Urbinati in marigold yellow to the Blugirl show.
A stylish new player on the scene, Australian fashion blogger Chloe Hill wore red and black to the Delpozo show in New York.
Stripes, solids, and a pop of print and color that acts like a colorful throw pillow – the kind of mix that an interior designer might put together, or in this case, design and lifestyle blogger Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon.