Outfit inspiration: Milan fashion week


prada fall 2010
Outfit number 3 to celebrate one of my favourite fashion weeks. I know I am a day late as Milan fashion week officially started yesterday, but I am a creature of habits and Wednesday is a Stylish quote day, so the outfit had to wait.

On the other hand they say best things happen to those who wait, so I really hope that you will like my Milan-inspired look.

It all began with an Etro jacket that had amazing details and I wanted the outfit to reflect some of the most beautiful elements of the garment.

I picked the light blue dress because Italians are very much about femininity and sensuality and a combination of powdery colour, silk, elegant ruched details of the back (you can see it if you follow the link below) and delicate pattern of the skirt were absolutely perfect. Then I thought of the shoe option and my mind went back to this very Dolce&Gabbana pair made of macram̩ lace Рsort of the same pattern as the front panels of the coat.

The rest was easy. A statement ring for a bit of diamond sparkle and beautiful Murano glass necklace, delicate enough not to overpower the dress, but to add the tiny accents with the ice-like beads circled in gold and tangerine strokes of melted glass.

And of course, a bag that’s big enough to carry all the necessities, but beautifully shaped and compact, and a pair of sunglasses for you cannot be in Milan and not wear any.

outfit inspiration milan fashion week
Patchwork jacket by Etro, ruched and crochet-knit dress by Missoni, Flume Murano glass chocker necklace by Antica Murina, Rita 2 sunglasses by MaxMara, Chioccia ring by Galante Visconti, Macramé Lace Ankle Boots by Dolce&Gabbana, Silvana bag by Fendi, perfume Bottega Veneta by Bottega Veneta

Photo source: Prada Fall/Winter 2010 backstage via style.com


  1. Perfection! Two of my favourite colours, black and grey, and an accent of colour in the right place: the bag and so beautifully integrated in the collar of the coat too. The coat would not be as gorgeous without that little detail. xo

  2. Natalia, I love your take on Italian style and this outfit looks perfect. The coat from Etro is such a beautiful piece: simple silhouette but great mix of fabric and prints. I'm in Italy at the moment, but alas I'm very far from Milan..I'll enjoy the catwalks coverage thanks to my favorite blogs!

  3. These choices are stunning,dear Little Rus:-)*

    Etro jacket stole my heart!!!


  4. Yes, oh, I love the Dolce and Gabbana pieces. xx

  5. That outfit is gorgeous. I'm dying over those booties. They are so gorgeous!

  6. What an impeccable combination! That dress seems to be made to be paired with the Etro jacket.

  7. wow!! love it!!


  8. So ladylike and lovely! I would love to have those shoes :)

  9. Hi,

    congrats on being voted into this week`s Links a la Mode!

    Have a nice weekend.

    Best, Jenny


  10. Great post! I love Italian fashion...thanks for sharing!


  11. I love that Etro jacket! Looks so chic yet still classic in black and white :)