7 Trends Milan’s Coolest Show-Goers Are Wearing Right Now

March 01, 2022 at 10:00AM

There are certain style cliches 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 catwalks at fashion week: Extroverted snake print! Minimalist tailoring! Sassy platforms! Artistic checks! It’s a veritable fashion safari out there, and after 2 years clad in tracksuit bottoms, we love to see it. And while every show-goer presented their own unique aesthetic, there were 7 themes in particular wove themselves 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 recreating the vibe by throwing Colville’s striped poncho over wide leg trousers and a check knit for print-clashing appeal.

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

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

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


Big blazers, one of WWW’s key spring/summer 2022 trends, was more than evident on the streets of Milan this season, and was paired with everything from tailored trousers to mini skirts.

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.

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

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

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 show-goer has added pops of white and cream to add contrast to the shades of beige.

Up Next: Spring/Summer 2022 Trends: The Only 17 Looks You Need to Know About

Author Joy Montgomery | Whowhatwear
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