INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STREET-STYLE TAKEAWAYS FROM MFW AW18
By Maybelle Morgan, 27 February 2018
Next on the AW18 fashion month agenda? The show-goers took over Milan last weekend, and as expected, the streets were awash with a mix of trend-forward getups seeped in old-school Italian glamour. Here are the best looks we spotted…
It was hip to be in squares for much of last year. And in case you needed proof that the check trend is here to stay, just clock this street-styler, working it with double the conviction. The key here is to work two different types of lines to avoid print overload. Rep deeper charcoal heritage checks on tailored trousers and layer it up with a lighter, more defined checkbox overcoat. A relaxed white tee plus technical trainers keeps the look less preppy and more fresh.
When it came to outfit additions, subtle was not the name of the game this Milan Fashion Week. Jewellery went megawatt, but shifted from 80s tacky to epic Great-Gatsby-level luxury costume instead. Yes, flashy was the priority, with drop earrings covered in gems and paired with super-lush faux-fur coats. Divine.
Dialling down the form-fitting, garish 80s thing we saw everywhere last season, this look is all about understated skater-style silhouettes and mensy fits. And we’re v. into it. Take note from this show-goer with a colour-block shirt (plum and egg-yolk yellow gets a thumbs up) tucked into high-waisted granddad jeans, tied up with a classic utility belt. Chunky white trainers amp up the casual vibe while a blue grab-handle studded bag adds a dash of texture.
On the right track
A full tracksuit in broad daylight? Well, yeah. The weather is particularly unforgiving right now, and a comfy jersey co-ord with slouchy street-style credentials has never seemed more appealing. Wear the bottoms high-waisted and the hoodie tucked and cropped for a more flattering silhouette. A camel tartan coat helps clash the lowbrow and highbrow, and platform cherry Doc Martens grunge the whole thing up.
While the 80s trend suited the opulence of party season, we’re looking for something fresher and brighter to welcome in the coming of spring (here's hoping). And there’s only one decade to do it: the swinging 60s. This street-styler accessorises her retro-flavoured outfit with a King's Road-worthy swirl-print cross-body with acid-orange chain links. Even the collar of her Scandi-style jacket burst forth in flashy, psychedelic blooms.