Posted on June 20 2019
Milan’s tailoring game is really up there, and Fashion Week’s guests certainly delivered. Take the warm-weather, smart-casual co-ord above: it’s the summer party/overseas wedding look we’ve all been waiting for. Pared back for traversing Fashion Week with a matching T-shirt and high-top kicks, this guy's taken summer tailoring to new, laid-back territory. With a YSL cardholder and round sunglasses bringing this outfit together, it’s cobalt-cool personified.
Utilize your look
We probs don’t need to tell you by now but, in case you missed it, utility styles are key this season. The pocket-heavy, safari-esque vibe slides nicely into any summer wardrobe. Take this guy above, who proves that all-black-everything still has its place alongside the more vibrant hues of the season (we’ll get to those later). He's topped it off with a utility gilet – ideal for all those Fashion Week passes and after-party invites.
Make a point of prints
Yep, told you those vibrant hues would make an appearance. This stylish duo are serving up revere-collar realness, opting for shirts so good they look like they’ve just stepped off the set of 1996’s Romeo + Juliet (arguably the most important film for summer-shirt inspiration). With some checked trousers on the left and a plain, pleated style on the right, these chaps have proved that you don’t need to stick to your trusty black skinnies when you’re working with a hectic design up top.
Along with the utility trend came a rise in muted colour choices, but beige doesn’t have to be boring. Just take the guy above: by choosing trousers that seamlessly match the sunset shades in his Harrington jacket, he’s concocted a style that taps into two contrasting colour schemes. Oh, and extra points for picking up a mesh jacket for the sun-drenched Milanese climate.
Monochrome looks may have taken a back seat in terms of this year’s biggest trends but the lad above, confidently striding down the Milan backstreets, is the perfect example of less is more. With a white over-shirt matching his Giorgio Armani logo tee, plus the soles and laces of those GA kicks, he’s proved that in a fashionscape ruled by bold hues and loud prints, sometimes it pays to revisit the classics.
If you’re still left pondering how to work a statement animal print into a pub-garden outfit, you only need to look to these two street stylers for two ways to slip on the wild side. Revere-collar shirts are basically summer in a garment, so picking one up in a leopard finish is a one-piece win in terms of jumping on the hype. Alternatively, the chap on the right has opted for snake-print shorts, which may seem scary at first, but, as he effortlessly shows, paired with a simple tee and necklace combo can take animal print from ‘eyebrow raising’ to ‘catch us in these all summer long’.