The classic grey coat: in Milan

A little bit of masculine tailoring for the girls goes a long way: a pair of tailored pants cropped above the ankle (or even a culotte) for the cooler days simply needs a roll-neck (hair tucked nonchalantly in) and a classic menswear-inspired coat.

Erika Labanauskaite after Just Cavalli

While I hazard to use the phrase “the next anyone” it’s awfully tempting to draw comparisons between Lithuanian beauty Erika Labanauskaite and one-time-model-come-actress Abbey Lee Kershaw. With sharply side parted hair and a chunky knit scarf, she gave an intense stare for this street style portrait after the Just Cavalli show.

The gentlemen’s crossing: in Milan

Only in Italy would you be spectator to a scene like this: five gentlemen, each as stylish as the next, striding side by side in a sartorial whirlwind of cigars and hats and suits and coats slung casually over shoulders. What is the collective noun for a group of stylish men? I’m not sure, but what is clear is that just above the ankle is…

A touch of plaid: off duty in Milan

A simple, understated winter look can always benefit from a touch of plaid, whether it’s Burberry or Burberry-esque in classic beige and charcoal tones. Worn with a simple black bag and boots, this model was photographed after the Laura Biagiotti show in Milan.

Spring turtleneck: pastels in Milan

On a day that feels like spring, it doesn’t really matter about technicalities of seasons: pastel knits are the bridge between two worlds. A pastel pink turtleneck with the sleeves rolled back made this outfit feel perfectly right for the dawning of spring 2014, as worn by Julia under a Lubla Kira Plastinina floral coat.