An Italian designer, brand consultant, and It-girl, Gilda Ambrosio is known for her effortlessly cool street style featuring contrasting colors and mixed prints. Though she called herself as “a lady of excess”, her eclectic day-to-day looks and behind-the-scenes fashion snaps look perfectly put together without ever looking like she’s trying too hard. Looking for inspiration on how to look effortlessly cool? Keep on reading to get some cues from Gilda Ambrosio.
According to Gilda, she’s a huge fan of flat shoes, and doesn’t wear heels in the morning as wearing them feels overdressed. Like her, trade your stilettos and sky-high heels to chunky boots, platform sandals, sneakers, wedges, and even flats to make your outfit look effortlessly cool. Maybe a pair of metallic boots in bold color can spice up your boring monochromatic outfit. Also, she is passionate about collecting bags and unique fashion pieces and good jewels and lipstick are her failsafe accessories. For Gilda, jewels are made for excess that she really likes gold and diamonds and can’t live without her rings.
Gilda is a fan of layering and reinventing items as she likes to wear things that most people would never put together. Like her, play a lot with colors, layering, and reinventing items by opting for a pair of embroidered or embellished denim jeans rather than picking for the traditional ones, and pairing them with button down shirts, slouchy tops, woven sweater, and even plain tees. Have a go-to-look that you feel comfortable wearing.
Look effortlessly cool with your stylish outerwear and toppers. Puffer coats, fur coats, military jackets, wool coats, and even varsity jackets are some of her favorite picks. According to Gilda, she doesn’t follow trends and definitely not a seasonal dresser. Whether vintage coats, oversized coats, and puffer coats are in or not, she wears them depending on her mood. Though oversized coats are meant to be worn with sleek, fitted, and polished pieces, Gilda makes her own rules by wearing them with other slouchy and loose outfits. “What I love most about my job as a designer and stylist is experimenting,” she said.
Wear your chic pieces with casual items to create an effortlessly cool style. Gilda matches her camouflage print tees and graphic shirts with dress pants, and her graphic shirt dress with a tuxedo coat making her style casual chic. You may also think of your glamorous metallic skirts and dresses perfect for a party to be your go-to-pieces by wearing them with relaxed items like Gilda did. When picking for trousers, she is a fan of palazzo, wide leg, and such styles over than skinny ones that look effortless and laid back that you may wish to go for.
Gilda sometimes wear classic prints and patterns, but always makes her outfit look effortless by opting for matching sets or simple designs that look casual. Wearing a matching blouse and pants, wearing her rainbow striped dress with button-down shirt, or even wearing her checkered top with her sporty skirt makes her style polished and cool without looking overdone. Stripes, checks, and plaids are her favorite picks that you may wish to go for to copy her effortlessly cool street style.