Reflecting on the Milan Spring 2015 shows
, many words come to mind. "Sumptuous" and "boho-luxe" are some of them; "accessible" and "applicable to this weekend's wardrobe" are probably not. And yet: among the gossamer gowns, leather hot pants and Jeremy Scott
's outrageous Barbie collection for Moschino
, there were more than a few easy-peasy styling tricks we can try out right now. Herewith, our favorite outfit upgrades from the catwalks of Milan.
Add a Neck Scarf
Do you own a silky scarf? Good. You're 50 percent of the way towards nailing the simplest styling trick we saw last week. At Just Cavalli
, the scarves were long and fluttering; at Gucci
, they were knotted Parisian-style. Either way, the classic accessory adds a hefty dose of jet-set chic. (Just Cavalli, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)(Gucci, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)Pair Denim with Lace
On the runways and on the streets, the most interesting looks are often rife with contrasts. Last week, the opposites-attract motif played out in a bevvy of lace-and-denim ensembles. Alberta Ferretti
paired a whispy lace crop top with chambray-blue jeans, while Roberto Cavalli
topped a diaphanous prairie skirt with a distressed denim button down. Even Dolce & Gabbana
sent out a coquettish black lace top with relaxed-cut baby blues (that yes, were smothered in rhinestones).
(Alberta Ferretti, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)
(Roberto Cavalli, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)
(Dolce & Gabbana, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)Match Your Bag to Your Outfit
We spotted this matchy-matchy look over and over again last week, and we couldn't believe how fresh and modern it felt. You don't need to invest in a new floral purse and dress (as seen at Fendi
) to pull it off. Simply match any solid-colored bag to an ensemble of a similar hue (like Ermanno Scervino's pretty green get-up or Philipp Plein's red-hot look) and you're set.
(Fendi, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)(Ermanno Scervino, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)(Phillipp Plein, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)Tie on a Sweater
This time of year, we find ourselves schlepping around extra layers to fend off the encroaching autumn chill. What to do with that handy cardigan? Tie it around your torso like the girls at Missoni
did, or wrap it around your waist '90s-style, as seen at Sportmax
(Missoni, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)(Sportmax, Spring 2015; Source: ImaxTree)
So which styling trick are you itching to try? Vote below!