In Milan, everything is done with style. My favorite example of this is people’s dress. This past weekend, temperatures soared to 99°F (37°C), and yet, Milanese still dressed to kill. Several women in particular, dressed nearly in pure white, caught my eye.
First of all, notice the subtlety. These ladies prove that on even the most sweltering days, you need not wear a tank top and shorts – far from it! – to look and stay cool. Design can play a more important role in summer wear when fabrics are light and airy.
While going (almost) all white, a striking effect is achieved by adding a colorful or otherwise eye-catching designer handbag. White or ivory sandals of interesting design or strappy flat sandals in a contrasting color also work well.
I love the way the muse pictured below (center) combines her ultra fem ivory lace dress and pearl-beaded bracelet with light beige booties of androgynous variety. The Louis Vuitton handbag adds a slight contrast of color without distracting from her ensemble’s play on opposites.
Of course, I never begrudge a girl for adding some flowers to a white background!
Simplicity can also be stunning.
This final glimpse shows us that while dark-colored panties are to be avoided under a white dress of lightweight fabric, a black bra is certainly doable.
Go ahead; you can now remove your sunglasses. Ah, the brilliance of Milanese style! Hope you enjoyed the elegant light show as much as I.