Did you know that upwards of 400 million people visit Italy each year as tourists?
Perhaps you’ve been one of them in the past or you dream of joining their ranks in the future. Either way, one thing is for sure — you love Italian culture, right down to the fashion worn on the streets of Milan, Florence, Rome and beyond.
You can make Italian style your own without getting on a plane. Try these five accessories that all Italian women have in their closets.
- Silk Scarves
You can’t go to somewhere as picturesque — and luxurious — as Lake Como without a silk scarf around your neck or hair. The region is famous for silk production, too, so you can pick up a bespoke piece on your next trip to Italy.
Either way, a silk scarf will give you that European flavor that you want your wardrobe to have.
- Leather Shoes
Italians have top-of-the-line leather products at arm’s length. In Florence, for example, you can go to leather markets and shops to get luxury items at a fraction of the price you’d pay at home.
That’s precisely why Italian women style themselves in leather shoes so often. Whether you prefer boots or loafers or anything in between, your Italian-inspired look wouldn’t be complete without leather shoes.
Jewelry is another item that makes the perfect wearable souvenir. You can shop where Italians do, buy a unique piece, and wear it as a statement to the country you love so much.
If you haven’t picked up a statement piece on your travels, you can still find Italian designed jewelry at home. Either way, your look wouldn’t be complete without a flash of gold or sparkle of a jewel stone, so don’t skip this step.
Your hometown might not have the same glorious climate as most of Italy. However, you can prepare for your next warm, sunny day by investing in a pair of sunglasses to suit your newfound fashion inspiration.
You’d be hard-pressed to find an Italian street style participant who doesn’t wear sunglasses, so don’t forget yours. You can ensure they will suit your desired aesthetic by purchasing from Italian fashion designers such as Dolce & Gabbana or Versace.
Finally, you can’t emulate the style in Italian without a nice handbag.
This goes back to our point on leather — there are just so many high-quality suppliers and designers in the country, everyone seems to have a nice purse.
Choose something classically shaped, but don’t be afraid of color. Italians love a bright, colorful wardrobe.
Italian Style: It’s All Yours
Mastering your take on Italian style is about more than just accessories. It’s about sticking to their fashion tenets, too. And one of the biggest ones, as evidenced by this shortlist, is that less is more.
So, keep your look classic with pops of color or intrigue. With that, you’re halfway to the perfect Italian look — one you can finish with the above five accessories.
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