My Time Spent in Milan
Being in Milan or Milano (for the natives), was such an eye opener; with beautiful cities, amazing food and wine and an incredible fashion. Honestly! Milano reminded me of home…. New York City. A lot can be compared to both cities, as I was trying to explain to a lady at the Lardini and Gabriele Pasini cocktail boutique store event. Both cities are comparable but both cities have separate reasons why we all love them or hate them.
When I first arrived at MXP (Milan Malpensa Airport) I didn’t know what to think, but I continued to be opened minded and have faith that I’ll enjoy my week in Europe. For my stays in Italy, I was able to get an Airbnb; two in Milan and 1 in Florence. In total, I stayed a week, on arrival I stayed a day in the design district of Milan, 4 days at Piazza de’ Pitti in Florence and for my last two days, I stayed the Zona Solari district in Milan. I took the train or walked where ever I can, I ate at Chinatown and Caffe dell’ Opera, visited the Cathedral Church, Duomo Madonnia, and visited Via Montenapoleone and Via Gesu two very famous and fashionable streets for shopping.
With my time in Italy, I was motivated and inspired everywhere I was. Style and fashion are secondary to living, eating and drinking well, it’s inescapable. I love the traditional Italian tailoring but with a modern touch. For this look, I took one of my favorite linen-cotton blended suits and paired it with a white button down, with the collar up and a gray turtleneck for layering. I added a modern trend by pairing my look with some Nike Woven Roshe Runs, made the look younger and on trend. One Italian detail is throwing on your jacket over your shoulders while draping over your fit.
- Overcoat – Thrifted – $45
- Suit – Thrifted – $15
- Dress shirt – Suitsupply – White Plain – $79
- Turtleneck – TopMan – $40 – (similar)
- Watch – Thrifted – Movado – $150
- Kicks – Nike – Woven Roshe Run – $50
- Snacks – Water & Biscotti – 3Euros