Italian style always scares me a little bit, it's a lot more conservative than I'm used to, living in London and trotting around in multiple colours, prints and accessories. I didn't want to stray from my personal style, but didn't want to stick out like a sore thumb either, so, I took full advantage of my Reiss SS13 purchases and worked out the perfect Milano wardrobe.
A few weeks ago, our fashion copywriter, Becky, took a little weekend jaunt to Milan. As the fashion capital of Italy, she knew her holiday wardrobe had to be cool and considered; firstly to fit in with the city's sharp style, and secondly, to be sure everything would fit into her hand luggage! Here's what she did and what she wore.
For my first day in Milan I opted to wear my Joni skinny jeans in rosewater (I couldn't go completely classico in indigo denim...) and wore them with my favourite knit, the Pru ladder back jumper. Again, not a simple number, but appropriately chic, I thought. This served me well when exploring the city, snapping away at the pretty buildings, churches, doorways (I've developed a fascination) etc... and indulging in the candy-coloured gelato that greeted us at every corner.
The next day I thought I'd take things up a notch in my Winnie white leather skirt - sexy but conservative-ish with its pencil shape and cute frill. To temper the look I decided to wear it with my Lupo knit in apricot with neon trim (my second favourite jumper). We visited the Duomo which is seriously impressive and very beautiful, and made a pitstop for pizza and Prosecco.
We'd heard that Navigli was the place to head for an aperitivo in Milan. Waterside, laidback but still very chic, the canal is lined with bars, cafes and restaurants offering an Italian Spritz (Prosecco and Campari or Aperol topped up with mineral water) alongside plentiful mini dishes of pasta to keep you going. For this I wore my Winnie skirt again with the Phedra camisole and negotiated the large cobbled streets in my lime green towering Grazia sandals.