Annalisa Milo prefers to let her style speak for itself. She tells
SLUG, “I feel like your style should complement your personality—it speaks about who you are, before you have the chance to open your mouth.”
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Annalisa Milo prefers to let her style speak for itself. She tells SLUG, “I feel like your style should complement your personality—it speaks about who you are, before you have the chance to open your mouth.”
Watches have recently become an integral part of Milo’s outfits, as they can be worn to blend with a casual, easy look, or used as the finishing touch for an evening out.
“You can never go wrong with a button-up shirt,” is a rule that Milo has taken to heart. Most often opting for colors that are more muted, every once in a while, she’ll wear something that really stands out from her normal palette.
Milo carries a simple messenger bag in her day-to-day travels as a designer and photographer. Laptop and headphones, ChapStick and keys are with her whenever she leaves home, tucked neatly away inside this utilitarian piece of luggage.
Milo often looks to magazines such as GQ for style inspiration. “People should always dress for themselves and not someone else.” She uses her style to challenge gender roles and break stereotypes. “I don’t believe that there is a specific type of clothing for a certain gender—I’m going to wear whatever I want.”
Milo says, “This is the least dressed up you’ll ever see me—you guys must be lucky.” Even the best dressed need a day for jeans and T-shirts at home.
One of Milo’s current obsessions is a pair of brown-leather Pikolinos oxfords. “I wear these five or six days a week—they’re my go-to,” she says. “They go with all of my outfits—I just love them so much.” The ability to dress the oxfords up or down make them a staple in Milo’s wardrobe.
Being a graphic designer imparts certain characteristics to Milo’s personal style. Simple, clean styles and neutral colors, incorporated into her everyday garb, are inspired by the principle of “less is more.”
One of Milo’s favorite accessories is her gold nose ring. She has found that it has become more acceptable in the business world, and believes that it is proof of the impact the Internet has had on our culture and, more so, our generation, indicating a shift in our idea of standards of dress.