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What To Wear In Italy:


I’ve noticed throughout the years that when people travel they go kind of crazy. And why not? You’re free from the pressures that you face at home. I’ll admit that when I moved here I went off my rocker now and then. However, being abroad is not a good time to practice dressing like a cast-member of Pretty Woman. The English speaking countries are famous for their (bad) style. American woman are by far the most famous for their inability to wear weather-appropriate clothing. You’re in a Catholic country. When you think, “Oh dang I look sexy,” everyone else thinks, “oh, Jesus Christ, Santa Maria Mamma Santa, what the hell is she doing?” This also applies to men who are famous for looking homeless, lazy, and Homer-Simpson-ish. “I want to meet a hot Italian woman!” I’m sure you do but it’s not going to happen in a basketball jersey.

How To Dress

Buy these pieces, mix and match, and you’ll find a guy who doesn’t have a criminal record. Other Tips: Match your purse with your shoes. Sport a scarf year-around, and don’t go anywhere without big glasses.

Day & Night Summer Style Must   Have
This is a perfect casual, day, evening or going-out outfit (depending on what you’re doing, obviously).annagoesshopping.com


Mz. Manerz
Going out on a date? Bam, here you go. Remember your spare pair of ballet flats in your purse though. Cobblestone sucks.lolobu.com


Leggings + Oversized Sweater + Boots
This is THE casual outfit. You’ll see this day and evening depending on what the lady is doing. It’s comfortable, it’s fashionable, and it’s warm. Please, don’t try an obnoxious American variation of this using pink, purple, or some other ghastly color. Keep it neutral and my eyes will thank you for it.damselindior.com


Another perfect casual or evening outfit. The heels make it great for a night out with friends, but it’s casual enough to rock in the day without looking over-dressed.imagebam.com


Giovanna Elvira September 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Ciao Brumosa!
Mi piace leggerti !!
Giovanna Elvira <3

M.E. Evans September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am

Giovanna! Cara mia! Grazie!

marfy November 23, 2013 at 11:27 am

After living in Italy for more than 25 yrs, my fashion advice is…..BLACK, BLACK, BLACK and more BLACK!

Bish September 29, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Not for me it isn’t! Wear what you LOVE to wear, unless you have a job that forces you to wear something else – including boring black.

Janet Furr January 3, 2016 at 7:34 am

We’re coming to Italy in May 2016 – Venice & Sorrento. What would be the best capsule wardrobe? Are skinny jeans or flares the best option? Thanks for all your suggestions!!!

M.E. Evans January 3, 2016 at 11:26 am

Janet, skinny jeans are always in, in Italy. You’ll want to bring layered outfits since the days can get warm but the nights are still rather cold and it rains often in May. Usually, comfortable but trendy shoes include boots of any kind, often worn with skinny jeans, long loose sweater, jacket and scarf. Don’t forget the large sunglasses. And, match your purse to your shoes. 😉


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