Italian Street Style From Milan Fashion Week To Florence Pitti 86

Street Style In Milan And Pitti 86 In Florence

One of the most commonly searched things on my site is, “what should I wear in Italy.” It’s normal, it’s one of the fashion capitals of the world and people are nervous about showing up and being the “odd one out.” I travel a lot, it can be awkward to be the obvious foreigner. Especially in Italy where they really care about style and even the most bummy outfits are seemingly intentional. Italian style is different from the rest of the world mostly because of the cuts, colors, and the strange complex/simplicity of the designs. Everything is elegant and relaxed. Hair and makeup are very natural, even unkept, with the exception of the occasional clown. Women’s designs are often both constructed and flowing, and men tend to dress as well or much better than the women (a huge difference from the US where most men seem homeless, coming from the gym, or for some reason seem like their waiting for a basketball tournament). Every region has a different style, Milan is more glam and chic, Florence is more rock and roll and bohemian, and Naples is kind of a mix of elegant and Jersey Shore. Here are some pictures I found from Milan and Florence this year. I found some awesome fashion blogs with some great stuff that I thought you guys would enjoy. I normally do all of my own photos, but I couldn’t pass up some rad content that I knew some of you would be into. Go check them out! If you want to see more, click on the images sources below, and go to their sites. These blogs/mags have great content for fashion (I’m obviously not a fashion blogger). Note, these photos were taken during fashion events. Humans amp up their fashion during these sorts of things, obviously, but you’ll still see people dressed relatively well  around Milan and in Florence during the evening.

 

Milano Moda uomo 2014, women, Chiara Totire, Stella McCartney lace dress

 

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Milan Men’s Fashion Week Street Style 8

These images are not mine (seriously, I’m not this great of a photographer). I’m just sharing some love.  image sources (go check them out! Great stuff!): a love is blindathens street stylethe urban spotterstyle.comgrazia.itw magazinele 21ieme,the sartorialistburo 24/7, thefashionmedley.com 

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These Images came from: Hypebeast.com. Go check them out! They have great stuff for fashion and I love the way their layout. Simple and clean.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Italian Street Style From Milan Fashion Week To Florence Pitti 86

  1. Okay, I have to ask if you got a few of these pictures from magazines? Particularly of the guy in shorts wearing the blue socks. Italians don’t generally dress this badly which leads me to think this was a photo shoot for a company.

    • These are photos that were taken during fashion events (from various blogs and magazines, check the image sources). During Pitti, you will actually see a lot of people on the street dressed in some crazy outfits. The “loud” colors can be seen on occasion (a few times on the weekends maybe), but in Florence guys are usually waaaay more toned down than this. Thankfully. If you head to other regions though I’ve seen people go out in some pretty bright things. Like little Italian parrots. This could have been a shoot, but I go to Pitti most years and you’ll definitely see people dressed like this just hanging around outside.

  2. Nice collection of pics! Gosh, I wish people in Rome dressed even remotely this stylish. Here in Rome, sadly were stuck in a timewarp between the 80’s & 90’s…but not even the fun or funky parts of those decades! Love your stuff, keep it coming. X

  3. Yeah, I don’t think I’d ever fit in there 😉 That orange woman was quite terrifying-looking. Also not sure about the short trousers on men… But I’m probably not stylish enough to know that that’s all the rage 😉

    • I don’t know how I feel about a few of these outfits. Luckily, I only see one or two peacocks around here and there. I do have a few friends who wear some pretty “loud” outfits. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes I don’t know what to think.

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  5. I lived in Milan for 2 years, and yes, in the center of the city people dress to impress, like they’re all on a Gucci runway. And if you don’t dress to their standards, and you never will, they’ll look at you like you have leprosy.
    Out in the countryside however, we wear jeans and sneakers (more American like) because you’re gonna smell like cow poop anyways, so why ruin a good outfit?

    In Italy, it’s all about that damned “Bella FIgura” or how you present yourself externally. They don’t give 2 figs about your beautiful spirit, soul, and personality. You can be a vomit-riot- horse-turd in high heels and Prada, and they’ll tolerate you. But if you don’t get your hair done at the stylist every 6 weeks, and your leggings are from last season, beware. Then you’re a pariah.

    When I first moved to Milan, I tried to fit in and I spent a lot of money on clothes for no reason. People were still assnuts to me. So now, I don’t spend money on clothes at all, and in fact, I wear the same rock t-shirt, jogging pants and sneakers every day, and people hang out with me just fine.

    Lesson learned – be yourself, set your own style, and save your money for chocolate.

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  7. Nice article! 🙂 Fashion from Italy is immediately recognizable.. It’s no surprise that Italian fashion is worldwide famous for the style, elegance and quality of clothing!!

  8. Is the quality of clothes higher in Italy than America?
    Is there a historical reason why men dress nicer that women in Italy?
    Do teenagers and children dress this nicely as well?

    • The quality depends on where you buy it. You can buy very high quality, and very low, like anywhere else. Clothes are more fashionable in Italy, in a sense. Women in Italy dress very well but a lot of men really go all out. Fashion is simply part of Italy’s identity and they take beauty very seriously. Teenagers and children dress incredibly well, same as the adults.

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