Style is not restricted to only our shoes, our handbag, or our outfit. Style encompasses the way we carry ourselves, how we speak, and well, how we do just about all that we do. I find it very interesting that Italians commonly use a couple of words to refer to giving a bad impression: “brutta figura.” 

From my observations every time I have visited Italy and up to last week’s trip to Milan, I am eternally impressed with the way Italians avoid a brutta figura calamity.

Italian cappuccino

Italian dress exhibits exceptional attention to detail. Likewise, the way Italians carry out daily life is infused with style, as you see in the flourishes of chocolate powder on a cappuccino which must be drunk standing up. I am particularly charmed when I see Italians getting around on bicycle, Vespa, or motorcycle dressed in practically the same manner as if they were being chauffeured around in a towncar.

Here is a collection of my 10 favorite glimpses of stylish bikers in Milan.
Stylish bikers of Milan
Lovely suit, eh?

Stylish bikers of Milan

Stylish bikers of Milan
High heels and bike pedals are a popular blend.
Stylish bikers of Milan
I love seeing cyclists gesture in that oh-so-Italian way while chatting into bluetooth devices. I also quite like the loafers without socks look.

Stylish bikers of Milan

Stylish bikers of Milan

Stylish bikers of Milan

Stylish bikers of Milan
As Italians break fashion rules in favor of amazing style, the way this gentlemen rides straight up to the cash machine seems to me to be amusingly cavalier.

Stylish bikers of Milan

Stylish bikers of MilanYes, among Italians, it seems second nature to steer clear of brutta figura disasters. Don’t you agree that the Milanese pictured above exude style from head to foot…to wheels?

XO, Janea

 


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1 Comment on Stylish Bikers of Milan

  1. melissa Bolinger
    July 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I am captivated and charmed by every part of this stylish post!

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