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
Milan street style: bubblegum pink



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.

This minidress has so many cool details.

There’s nothing better than vintage Chanel.

For a fall spin on the seashell trend.

Milan street style: pastels


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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.

The perfect shade of mustard yellow.

White boots have been a thing for a while now. Upgrade yours with a ruched style.

The knotted detail on this bag makes it feel so modern.

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.

The perfect color for the season ahead.

Say yes to metallic sneakers.

Red sunglasses are the new shade everyone is wearing.

More Color for You
Milan street style: purple



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

This editor has been obsessing over these shoes for months.