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Milan Street Style Is All Business With Workwear Denim

Milan knows how to turn workwear into fashion.

Street style during Milan Fashion Week served as a setting for fuss-free, utilitarian denim for trendsetters on the go.

Cargo jeans made the biggest impact with large pouch pockets and exposed zippers. Utilitarian hardware, like double adjust side release buckles, were updated in gold. Blue work shirts were worn oversized and popped with white top-stitching and hardware.

Belted one-pieces were cinched with monochromatic belts. Boiler suits were belted with designer silk scarves for a luxurious, Milanese touch. Ecru jean jackets were topped off with contrast stitching and wide belts. Double denim looks were updated with jean jackets that were worn long and robe-like. A basic white tee was the perfect relaxed companion to a rigid-looking denim suit.

Khakis came with deep cuffs trimmed with pops of safety orange. Wide wale corduroy trousers added a cozy yet durable vibe. Matching brown jeans and button-down shirts added a western feeling to the utilitarian look through studding, decorative yokes and a crinkled waxed coating.

The workwear theme was complementary to another growing trend for spring—wide-leg jeans. Women wore the jeans high on the waist, cropped and full-length. Stitching details that exaggerated front pockets and hems added visual interest, while leopard print fanny packs served a functional belt.