London Fashion Week may have brought us the the street style to base our wardrobe around, including the shoes the entire FROW was wearing, and if you’re really into that, then you’ll be pleased to hear that at Milan Fashion Week, it was all about shoes.
Without going into clichés, Italian women really do do shoes quite well. From the dramatic (neon heeled sandals) to the understated (chic ankle boots), they can effortlessly dress from the foot up, and here are some street style pics to prove it.
Oh and if you want to emulate their style, I’ve managed to find either the exact shoes or similar, for you to shop…
The Jimmy Choo knee high boots
There will always be room in an Italian woman’s wardrobe for some leopard print shoes – this is the land of Dolce & Gabbana after all. However, this season, they’re staying firmly in the closet, to make room for some uber chic knee-high snake print boots. One pair in particular that I couldn’t stop seeing were the Jimmy Choo Brelan and Mavis boots as seen on Bettina Looney.
Shop now: Mavis boots for £1,050 from Jimmy Choo
Style note straight from Jimmy Choo: ‘With a sculptural dip in the leather and a cut under the knee, Brelan is representative of a modern silhouette for a modern woman. Wear with an oversized hoodie for a stand-out look.’
The Bottega Veneta quilted leather mules
I literally couldn’t walk two feet without bumping into Bottega Veneta-clad feet. The black and cream ones have been particularly popular, and you’ll be lucky to get your hands on these, however there is no harm in adding your name to the waitlist.
The Tod’s loafers
Flats, but make it chic. You might think that Italian women aren’t casual enough to wear flats, but you’d be mistaken. Sure, we’re not talking dad sandals or trainers here, but as Paola Alberdi proved, shiny loafers are where it’s at.
Shop now: Loafers in leather from TOD’S
Now over to Paris Fashion Week where the French ladies will no doubt give us a classic style lesson or two.
A très bientôt.