Milan Street Style Is All Gucci, Gucci, & More Gucci

If you're on the outside looking in (or really, if you're on the inside too), it might feel like the entire industry can't stop talking about Gucci. And, that's probably true. The Alessandro Michele effect is very much real — and no designer in recent memory has gone from practically unknown name to igniting an entire revolution in such a short amount of time. But the Italian creative director's influence hasn't just been seen on the runway. It's infiltrated the street style scene completely — and no place has that been more evident than, of course, at Milan Fashion Week.

One look at the slideshow ahead, and you'll see exactly what we mean: Countless outfits have Michele's name written all over them. But this is Italy, after all — where the roots of houses like Gucci, Fendi, and Prada run deep. And for these women, it's about taking the items from these legacy brands and making them their own. Here's how they do it.

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Say "selfie!"

Miu Miu coat, Tom Ford shoes, Coach bag.
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#TrackIsBack, you know?
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We're going to go out on a limb and say nothing feels quite as good as wearing velvet head-to-toe.
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Winterize a summery striped smock with tougher accessories, like a black blanket scarf wrapped as a shawl and leather boots.
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Bet you didn't know that bag is from, wait for it, Zara.

Zara bag.
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Classic black and white striped joggers are cool and all, but how luxe do they look in pink silk?
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The fashion choker is alive and well.

Gucci top, Balenciaga bag, J.W. Anderson necklace.
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How to make jeans-and-a-hoodie look fashion: Add a thin, printed coat and some colorful shoes.

Vetements sweatshirt.
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We love how a jacket can make all the difference.

Jacquemus coat.
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Dresses are the ideal layering pieces. Wear yours belted and with a coat, like our global editor-in-chief Christene Barberich, or, wear it over a classic white button-up, like our styling director Emily Holland.

Left: Etro dress and pants.
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Is this the Fashion Month version of #Twinning?
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An uber-structured metallic jacket and not-so-structured track pants may seem like an odd combination, but they actually go together perfectly.

Jil Sander coat, Supreme pants.
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Let your hem hang low.
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Your mom probably has one of these '80s windbreakers. Pull it out of storage, tuck it into a pair of jeans, and add hoops. Outfit complete.
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There's so much we love about this look but we can't help but gravitating our attention to that belt.
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Accessorize with feathers. Always.
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Very Victorian Era meets 2017.
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This duo's got the "more is more" memo.

Right: Zanellato bag.
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We still can't get over how chic a classic, colorful puffer looks, but it's pretty much impossible to deny its allure.
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Just a casual Angelina-style slit for a casual jaunt about town.
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Fringe, fringe, and more fringe!
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Not wearing your jacket is the new wearing your jacket.

Etro top.
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Break up a full camel-colored look by adding some stripes underneath.
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If you don't already have one, a classic gray wrap-waist coat is a winter must.
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Do we spot a chain belt?!
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Plaid pants, leopard coat. Can't go wrong with multiple patterns.

AWAKE pants, Gucci shoes.
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All-black (leather) everything.
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Power suits are BACK. Let's give a round of applause to this straight-from-the-'80s option.
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Heels and a hoodie. Done and done.
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Pajama dressing never looked so chic.
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BRB, getting all of our vacation souvenir tees out of storage.
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Say it with us: That is some serious sleeve D-R-A-M-A.
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Yet another way to wear your jacket without actually having to wear it.
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Back. It. Up.

Off-White coat.
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We'll be wearing fishnet socks all spring long. What about you?
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Spotted: The T-shirt of the season.

Dior top.
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When it doubt, always opt for practical footwear.
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For dimension, layer a crop top over a dress. It breaks up the pattern, adds texture, and has you looking like a styling pro.

Kiok top.
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Instead of a tried-and-true black-and-white look, switch things up with a (still subtle) gray-and-white outfit.
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Go wide, wide, wide with your pants.
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Make like Anna Dello Russo and skip out on having to make an outfit by wearing your coat as a dress.
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If you haven't gotten on the bag strap train, let this look convince you it's officially time.
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Don't let a jacket get in the way of your top's shoulder interest. Let it hang off closer to your elbows.
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There's a joke here somewhere about Peacocks wearing peacocks.
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We've seen the two jacket trend pick up momentum, but two blazers? Adding this to our mood board, stat.
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1-800-Hotline-Bling.
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Brace yourselves: Camouflage is back with a (high-fashion) vengeance.
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A statement coat can totally transform a simple jeans-and-a-turleneck look. Just ask our global editor-in-chief, Christene Barberich.
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Friends who wear wide-legged pants together, stick together.
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Frayed hems aren't just for jeans.
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Spotted: Waist-belt #1.

Vetements dress.
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This look'll knock your socks off (get it?).
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Metallic shoes are a seasonal must. Instead of the expected silver, opt for a less-mainstream bronze shade.
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We're fans of statement earrings (especially ones you can make yourself).
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Make a pantsuit feel less formal by styling it with fun, loud-colored pieces, like this tangerine turtleneck and coat.
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Denim just looked better distressed, you know?
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What's better than a skirt that moves when you do (especially when it's shiny!)?
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A lesson on wearing crochet in the middle of the winter.
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Patched-up pieces are in. Here's some of our favorites.
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We've seen patent coats, boots, and even super-tight pants. But a turtleneck? This outfit is proof the trend can infiltrate any part of your wardrobe.
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Consider this fashion's take on the flannel.
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Sweatsuits can be fancy. See?

Champion top and bottoms, Loewe bag.
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Just a little sleeve interest.
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This outfit is part-Canadian tuxedo, part-monochromatic look, and we love it all.
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You can make any bag work as a crossbody.
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The only thing better than a killer coat is one that's decked out in graffiti.

Gucci bag.
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This sweater is a reimagined version of your "days of the week" underwear, and we're here for it.

Alberta Ferretti top.
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Full. Gucci. Look. BAM.

Gucci top and bottoms.
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According to street style, your jacket should never actually be worn properly.

Issey Miyake bag.
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Are spikes the next big thing to have a resurgence?

Gucci dress.
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This T-shirt looks familiar...

Gucci top.
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Sometimes, a subtle pop of color is all it takes to make your outfit next-level.
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Dress up pajama-style pants with a structured blazer and silk scarf.
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Now this is a matching set we can get behind.
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Everyone may be talking about fishnets, but we're talking about this pair of lace tights.

Gucci dress, coat, and shoes.
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Why not top your look off with a metallic half-zip?
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Spotted: Waist-belt #2.