What to Wear in Milan

What to Wear in Milan

Robin Wright on 2019 Oct 17th

Milan is known as the fashion capital of Italy. Knowing what to wear from season to season isn’t as much daunting as it is fun. Be sure to dress for the weather and occasion. Pack light, bright and for your personal style.

In Milan, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 85°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 92°F.

The best time of year to visit Milan for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August. Based on the travel scores tourists prefer clear, rain-less days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Milan for general outdoor tourist activities are from late May to early July and from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Italy is known for its prestigious and legendary fashion houses from Dolce Vita to Prada, Versace to Valentino along side its meticulous craftsmanship and luxury materials, but it was only after World War II that Italy emerged as a fashion destination.

If you're planning a trip to Italy you'll want to dress smart and for the occasion. In the Summer Milan is hot and humid, but the winters can get pretty cold, it's recommended that you dress wisely in accordance for your travel to Milan, Italy.

Fashion doesn't go unnoticed in the city of Milan, being that it is the fashion capital people tend to be well-dressed and fashion forward. Generally, you can plan to dress casual, but you may be inclined to pack a few fancier pieces of clothing as well.

Dress for the Season

During the Summer months try to take as many cotton or breathable clothes as possible. This may include t-shirts and shorts for your comfort, but also “proper” clothing too because the churches and Cathedral do require shoulders and bare skin to be covered. You can wear thin, linen pants if you want to fit in with locals, they don’t really wear shorts. During the fall pack a sweater, warm jacket and scarf, and a warmer coat with lots of layers during the winter especially when taking strolls to local boutiques and restaurants.

I've never been to Italy, but from my understanding there are plenty of beautiful tourists attractions including amazing architecture, shops and restaurants. If you're like me and enjoy walking, you'll definitely want to pack a pair of flats for your comfort. 

Key fashion pieces you don't want to leave behind

1) A light jacket, or trench coat, for women

2) A well-tailored jacket, for men

3) A great pair of sunglasses

4) Pants in fun colors—like green, red, or pink (yes, for men, too!)

5) Leather or suede shoes

6) Jewelry, for women

7) Scarves, for both genders

8) A chic handbag, for women—or a “man bag,” for men

If you're planning an exciting excursion to Milan be sure to drop me a line, I'd love to hear all about your trip! Or tag me in a photo of your best Milan outfit on Instagram @robinwrightco #robinwrightco

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