Young Milanese creative Yuxing, 22, is an interior designer with a discerning eye for all things vintage. In her vibey neighborhood, Navigli, home to the city’s buzziest antiques market on the banks of Milan’s grand canal.

This retro-chic bargain hunter likes to prowl for pre-loved treasures-from obscure vinyl records to rare concert posters—for her ‘70s-era flat, which she decorated in the funky, seductive style of her favorite decade.

When the Italian fashion capital slips into fall—her favorite season—she likes to get warm and fuzzy in a throw-and-go uniform of bomber jackets, goose-down puffers, mock-necked tops, and cropped joggers made from an old-school carnival of corduroy, fleece, and textured cotton. Like the dusty jewels she unearths from decades-old junk, Yuxing’s unpolished style is all about the patina: timeless, ruggedly refined, a touch of rock ‘n’ roll.