It’s been a longstanding notion that as far as sartorial ideals go, Parisians were it. “French girl” this and “French girl” that still hold plenty of allure. But all it takes is a few days in Italy, and going inside a whole lot of Milanese closets, and we’re ready to say: Italians have it. (We’re just going to leave photographic proof right here.)
While French style is minimalist and effortless, Italians expertly mix excessive pattern and color in a way that no one else can. Erika Boldrin, fashion blogger and constant fixture in street style galleries by the likes of Vogue, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, is that style ideal incarnate. She has two rooms in her Milan apartment dedicated to housing an accumulation of Missoni chevron, sheer and fluffy Zimmermann dresses, Miu Miu jumbo-print fuzzy two-pieces and shelves of gemstone-encrusted Dolce & Gabbana heels and Céline handbags. Drawers were brimming with chunky silver jewels and Louis Vuitton sunglasses.
And as we played with her impressive collection of Dior (she especially loves the graphic tees!) and Sergio Rossi shoes (she has them in every color, guys), we found out how *those* floral Balenciaga boots saved her, the ’80s trend she’s currently obsessed with, and what’s next on her wish list.
Click through the below to see the entire contents of her personal collection.