Milan Street Style Will Make Your Parents Mad

  • "Pout all you want but my house, my rules."

    (by Style du Monde)
  • "Please close your bag -- someone could just walk right by you and steal your wallet." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Rachael Wang. Now that woman has some common sense; she's wearing a hat."

    (by Phil Oh for Vogue)
  • "Don't you take that tone with me, young lady."

    (by Style du Monde)
  • "Oh I wish you'd let me take those to a tailor for you."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Honey I'm worried that you're going to lose your phone and those loose papers. Don't you have a pocketbook you could put everything in?" (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Because I said so."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Either you wear the turtleneck under your costume or you don't go trick-or-treating at all. Take your pick."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Let me tie that in a bow for you. It keeps coming undone."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Tell me you didn't cut the sleeves of a perfectly good sweater."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "I love when you wear color like this. You should wear color all the time!"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Honey you have paint all over your jeans. Is that toothpaste?"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Glad to see someone listens to the weather forecast. Bet she listens to her mother, too.”


    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Are you trying to get yourself killed? Get out of the damn street!"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Sweetie, jeans, really? To Grandma's? Can't you wear those slacks she bought you?"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Well I certainly hope you don't smoke." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Have you lost your mind? It's February -- where is the rest of your shirt?!"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Excuse me, please look at me when I'm speaking to you." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "If you don't start looking both ways before crossing the street then I am taking away your phone."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Could have done that for you myself with my tool box."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Where'd the rest of your sleeves go? It's freezing out."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Well you know, I told you. I told you to wear tights, but nooo." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Don't sit on that you don't know where it's been." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Where's your scarf?" (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Where's your hat?" (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Where's the raincoat I bought you last year?"(by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Where are your pants?"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Honey let me get those sleeves tailored for you, they're too long. They'll get dirty." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "If I have to tell you to get out of the street one more time." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Throw a tantrum all you like. The answer is still 'no.'"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Be careful with those glasses, we're not buying you a second pair."

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Mom and I loved the pic you sent but that's not a cigarette in your hand, is it?"

    (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Well you know, maybe if you dressed a little warmer..." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "What happened, did your skirt get in a fight with a paper shredder?" (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "Maybe they can set you up with someone!" (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "No socks, in this weather?!"(by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
  • "That's it. I said no playing in the streets, or else. You're grounded until Paris. Go to your room." (by Young Jun Koo for New York Mag)
Amelia Diamond | March 2, 2016

They are not going to be happy about this. (But you will be!)

The concept of street style makes very little sense to anyone who doesn’t directly work in or follow the fashion industry.

“You mean to tell me that people…take photos…of other people’s clothes?”

Yes.

“And they’re not celebrities?”

Not in the traditional sense, no.

“They just dress cool?”

Er, yes. 

So, I don’t blame anyone, really — and especially not my parents, nor my grandma — for not quite understanding this whole thing. For many, the runway is for fashion; the street is for walking and the paparazzi is for Ellen DeGeneres or The Beatles.

There’s this viral thing that I’ve seen on Instagram that’s like, “When you show your mom a funny meme and she asks, ‘Who is that?’ Mom! Just laugh and then move along!” Street style operates in a similar way. You just want to show your dad a cool pair of pants, have him agree that they’re cool, and then move along with your damn day.

But no. Dad cannot look at a pair of ripped jeans without asking how much you paid for something that’s already falling apart.

Mom cannot look at a photo of a well-dressed woman without asking if she’s your friend, and why haven’t you introduced her?

Grandma cannot look at anyone without a hat. And somehow it’s your fault if you show her a snapshot of someone without one, as though they were a child who you neglected to properly dress.

If you can relate, I warn you now: don’t show Milan street style to your dad, grandma or mom.

But just in case you’re homesick, I captioned the photos as though you did.

(P.S. Shout out to the dressers of this circuit. You guys nailed it. You always do.)

man-repeller-bar-milan-street-style

  • tmcgee

    The captions on this give me life omg

    • vivian smartt

      I am Getting. a salary of 5700 dollars each week. Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition , jobless and no bank credit .Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 56 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

      Details Are Here

      nho

  • Nicki

    You can find this Anna Quan shirt at curriculum! http://curriculumshop.com/products/long-sleeved-shirt-1

  • Kaitlyn

    Bahahahaha! Thanks, Amelia! I’ve been frustrated lately by (usually) older men in bars feeling the need to offer unsolicited comparisons of my outfits to characters from the Flintstones/the Jetsons/the Brady Bunch/the Beatles/whatever else comes to their beer-saturated minds. Sir, I can’t hear you. I’m manrepelling!

  • Renee

    This plus jacquemus commentary, so great! !

  • mollie blackwood

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW3PFC86UNI
    Just like DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince said…

  • When you think just your parents are that close minded about fashion but you read about that on man repeller so you’re like: Huh! So my parents don’t have a problem, that’s just how parents are!

    • Amelia Diamond

      they probably earned it in some way after their parents made fun of their bell bottoms.

  • The captions were absolutely hilarious! I could hear my mother in MANY of them.

  • Hannah Cole

    Love love love.
    That old dad / ripped jeans / full price saga never seems to get old in my family, or workplace….

  • Eric D.

    Hahaha! I loved this! My favorite is slide #2! I literally just said this recently to Amelia and she let out an audible and exasperated sigh! What an annnoying dad! Love you! (But please do keep your bag closed.) And please don’t look at your phone when crossing the street! And…..
    Hahaha!
    xoxoxoxox
    (Amelia’s dad.)

    • Amelia Diamond

      Ladies and gentlemen, MY MUSE. ^^^

  • Silvia Sanasi

    Anna Dello Russo IS a celebrity!!!!! Is vogue Japan nothing? or being bff with Stefano Gabbana? And if you followed her on snapchat, you’d now she hates tights…. under any circumstances!

  • Pastorlc

    ROFLcopter these were so good

  • Lena

    Does anybody know where to get a scarf as the girl wears on picture 11?