Forget Minimalism: Milan Favors Maximalism

Long live colorful prints and separates.

In with the bold, out with the bland. Milan knows how to punch it up and have fun with fashion, something we should all learn to emulate. Why save those leopard print pants or fur coat for a special occasion that will never happen? Life is the occasion, and it's happening now.

Take notes on how to add pizzaz to your wardrobe from the fine fashion set who attended Milan Fashion Week.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24: Guests seen during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

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Neutral furs are fine, but candy-colored ones are better.

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Wear a leopard print coat over your favorite floral prairie dress for an eclectic, granny-chic look.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Guests outside Antonio Marras during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 25, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)

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Printed suit sets, lots of volume and barely-there glasses elevate your style status.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: Chiara Ferragni arrives at the Fendi show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

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You can never go wrong with pearl-embellished platforms and mismatched stripes.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: Zina Charkoplia wearing a striped jacket and pants, Gucci bag outside Emilio Pucci during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

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Canadian tuxedo feelin' too casual? Throw a fur stole across your chest and hang mustard yellow tassels from your earlobes.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Tina Leung, Bryanboy wear Gucci outside the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)

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Playing it safe is so boring! If you're going to wear a suit set, opt for one with an eye-catching pattern.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: Leila Monteiro is seen during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

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Print mixing isn't hard once you accept that animal prints are neutrals.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: A guest wearing a dress with print and boots outside Fendi during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

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Still not ready to mix prints? Fine. Just wear one... from head to toe.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: Simone Marchetti wearing leoprint pants, beige wool coat outside Dolce & Gabbana during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 26, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

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See? Everyone's doing it.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: A guest wearing checked coat, green jacket outside Fendi during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

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Modernize a vintage-style dress by letting a flowy skirt peek through to add movement and interest.

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Or go full-on drama with a fur coat, coordinating skirt-and-top set and socks with satin sandal heels.

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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24: A guest during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

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I hope you're ready for a country comeback because cowboy boots and sweet, Ann-of-Green-Gables-esque dresses are creeping their way into the mainstream.

Stay tuned for our final Fashion Month installment featuring Paris street style.

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