THE TRENDS TWO WAYS FROM MILAN

Milan brought on Spring with season-wise layering in easy looks that carried across from preppy-keen in prints and punchy palettes to au-naturale in bright and beaming whites. Here's some little hints and how-to's for decking out your wardrobe in Italian.
Antonio Marras Spring 2011 RTW,  Dsquared² Spring 2011 RTW
Stick with the long and short of it — and also take note to echo attention to both in your hair; a long embroidered vest over a long and flowing dress, and a tailored jacket over a button-down camp shirt tucked into the matching print shorts.

Marni Spring 2011 RTW,  Iceberg Spring 2011 RTW
Have a list of references — call on your old job descriptions with the shapes you wear and how you choose to style them; land and sea forces swimmer/aviator and librarian, anyone?

Gabriele Colangelo Spring 2011 RTWDolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 RTW

  
Bottega Veneta Spring 2011 RTWFendi Spring 2011 RTW

Luisa Beccaria Spring 2011 RTWFrancesco Scognamiglio Spring 2011 RTW
Look your best in well pressed whites — from a delicate froth baring skin, to a slouchy cotton cover-up, to a studded bust-brazen sheer-spectacular; this neutral stays far from plain.

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