Out of the four major Fashion Weeks, Milan has the reputation of being a little off — but definitely not in a bad way. Smaller, quieter, and more intimate, that (thankfully) doesn't translate to a smaller, quieter way of dressing. On the contrary: When a group of people who make fashion their business are given the opportunity to relax a little bit and indulge in what they've traveled for, the outfits can become glorioso.
Taking advantage of warmer temperatures than those in New York and London, the Fashion Week ladies brought spring on a little early. The runways themselves were a mix of traditional, opulent flavors and a new, indie energy, and the street style was a combination that was just as powerful. Click through to see what Italy does to a person's style, and glean some inspiration for adopting that la bella vita vibe — no matter if you're from Milan, Michigan or Rome, Georgia.
Photographed by Victoria Adamson