The Italian Style Rules

Move over minimalism; how to embrace your inner Italian

Thou Shall Not Fear Prints

Yes, sometimes the Italian approach to prints isn’t exactly subtle. But fashion was meant to be fun. Experiment with prints; live a little.

Be Colourful

Italians understand the power of a beautiful hue. Where else in the world you see a man opt for powder blue suit over classic navy or black? Don’t make the mistake in believing the colour is frivolous – it just depends how you wear it.

But When You Do Go black, Go Classic

There’s nothing cooler than an Italian dresses in head to toe black. And no I’m not talking funeral chic, I’m talking about the power of a classic trouser, tailored to perfection, paired with a simple polo and slick flats. It’s timeless and understated in the most striking way.

WHERE — Milan
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty

Bold prints, loud hues and statement dressing. Sometimes, Italians just do it better. Take a break from minimalism, the Milanese way.

Quality over Quantity

The Italian style philosophy is very much quality over quantity. It’s far more stylish to have one impeccably fitting suit or timeless overcoat than it is to have an endless supply of trend-driven options

Keep it Old School

A vintage Gucci bag or LV scarf will always add more style cred than the accessory-of the-moment. Italian style is firmly entwined with the legacy of the traditional fashion houses, so get digging in your local vintage store.

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