13 Style Lessons We Learned from London and Milan Fashion Week
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13 Style Lessons We Learned from London and Milan Fashion Week

Fashion Month has officially come to a close, but we’re still reeling from the DDG duds and swoon-inducing street-style trends that have been flooding our social feeds for the last four weeks. We kept you up to date on the runway collections you can buy right now and how to recreate some of the catwalks most covetable getups, but there’s still plenty of fashion inspo to be had. After New York Fashion Week came London and Milan — and trust us — they brought their style A-game to the table. The highlights? They’re all right here. We’ve put together some of the most intriguing looks from the two chicest cities on Earth and the style lessons we learned from each.

1. Statement shades are everything. The duds at Gucci were certainly something to marvel at, but it was this pair of shimmery shades that seriously caught our eye. Just imagine these stunners styled alongside an oversized button down, velvet blazer and pointed-toe boots — swoon. (Photo via Vittorio Zunino/Getty)

2. You CAN go monochromatic with color. Shades of gray are chic and all, but for color-loving femmes, an ensemble comprised of snoozy neutrals simply isn’t going to cut it. Luckily, labels like Topshop Unique proved that rocking head-to-toe color totally works, and the rule seems to go: the brighter, the better. (Photo via Tim P. Whitby/Getty)

3. Statement pockets are the next big thing. Marni is no stranger to show-stopping accessories, but the latest trend the fashion house sent down the runway certainly takes the cake. Jackets, dresses and tops were trimmed with larger-than-life pockets that could definitely take the place of your trusty cross-body bag. These bad boys were big enough to accommodate all of your everyday bag swag. (Photo via Zunino Celotto/Getty)

4. Everyone should own an Edwardian ruff collar. Here’s a trend we never thought we’d see make a comeback: the Edwardian ruff collar (talk about a throwback). The 16th and 17th-century staple has been pared down significantly for 2017 by Burberry (and, unlike its predecessor, serves a solely aesthetic purpose), lending a hint of regal elegance to printed silk dresses, statement sweaters and classic trenches. (Photo via Jeff Spicer/Getty)

5. More is more. The London and Milan catwalks made one thing crystal clear this season: Minimalism is dead, according to Christopher Kane — at least for now. From colorful, mismatched prints to bold 3D embroidery and OTT accessories styled with look-at-me ensembles, designers ushered in a new style era — and it’s looking exceptionally bright. (Photo via Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty)

6. Don’t underestimate the power of a stylish hat. On the accessories front, designers tend to stick with the heavy hitters — bags, jewelry and shoes (we’re still swooning over the clutches at Prada). But it was this topper in particular at the Jil Sander show that had us all abuzz. The unexpected shape has the potential to flip the script on even the most understated ensemble. (Photo via Pietro D’Aprano/Getty)

7. Asymmetric earrings are the future. The mismatched earring trend (shown above at J.W. Anderson) has seriously taken off, showing itself on runways in every fashionable city across the globe. The nonchalant style not only has serious artistic flair, but it also provides a prime opportunity to make the most of your jewelry box (and that includes Grandma’s pearls). (Photo via Jeff Spicer/Getty)

8. The brighter the clothes, the better. Or at least that’s what Emilio Pucci seemed to be saying with his technicolor collection for spring. Vibrant color teamed up with bold graphic patterns to stunning effect, making a convincing argument for crossing over from the dark side.

9. Skinny scarves make everything more elegant. Look-at-me color and folksy, bohemian embroidery aren’t exactly synonymous with sophistication, but Temperley London changed all that by pairing her lineup of ombre and candy-colored frocks with sweeping skinny scarves that lent each look a note of refined, old world appeal. (Photo via John Phillips/Getty)

10. Pajamas are still fair game to rock in public. Lazy girls everywhere, rejoice! Your favorite roll-out-of-bed-and-go getup will still be making waves next season. (Proceed to fist pump.) Keep your look classy by enlisting statement belts and steppers to break up the look and create a chic silhouette, like they did here at Burberry. (Photo via Jeff Spicer/Getty)

11. Pastels ≠ prissy. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi proved that painterly pastels can be just as edgy as classic black by infusing his neo-mystical spring collection with colorful frocks, tops and skirts featuring dramatic ruffles, come-hither cut-outs and shimmery statement trimmings. (Photo John Phillips/Getty)

12. Statement sleeves are the new standard. Toga and countless others took to reinventing the wheel, or rather the sleeve, for spring ’17 — elevating blouses, sweaters and floaty maxi dresses with over-the-top sleeves that were anything but basic. While they’d certainly do plenty, stylistically speaking, for everyday essentials like boyfriend denim and pencil skirts, we’re more than a little intrigued by the prospect of pairing them with patent pants. (Photo via John Phillips/Getty)

13. When in doubt — wear everything. Taking the idea of throw-on-and-go to the next level, Joseph sent models down the runway in layered looks that call to mind that pile of laundry that’s amassed on your bedroom floor by Saturday morning. While this look wouldn’t necessarily fly IRL, we’re totally diggin’ the go-with-the-flow vibes. (Photo via Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty)

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