4 Outfits I'm Copying From the Cool Girls in Italy

While the outfits on the street during Milan Fashion Week were a mix of styles, the ones I gravitated toward most were full of color. Not just a little color, but full-on bold shades like bubblegum pink, chartreuse green, vibrant lavender, and citrine. What’s surprising about these colors at this time of the year is that they, well, feel much more spring or summer than they do fall. But guess what? That’s the direction things are heading this season.

Instead of the fall standbys like black and tan, the dominant colors on the street style scene are just the opposite. Sorbet shades and delicate pastels are just about everywhere—and this editor, whose closet is a sea of neutrals, is very much on board. While I won’t be abandoning black in my wardrobe anytime soon, prepare to see inspiration from Milan Fashion Week coming through in my wardrobe in the form of all of these fresh colors I’ll be reinterpreting for myself.

Ahead, I’m breaking down the seriously cool outfits I’m copying from the fashion set on the streets of Milan.


Pink, Pink, PInk
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If you want proof that there isn’t anything as impactful as a monochrome outfit, just look here. Layered shades of pink look very on point.


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For fall, try out pretty pastels with a combo like yellow and robin’s-egg blue. I certainly want to try the combo after spotting this perfect outfit.


An Upgrade on More-Predictable Fall Shades
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Far more traditional colors like red and forest green are still in the mix—but paired with modern hues like metallics.


More Color for You
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Yes, here’s even more color—and an example of why purple and green ar eone of the coolest and most unexpected combos.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.