Street style photographers have always pointed their lenses toward inspiring outfits, but lately, their cameras have been steadily focused on Italian girls. And we’re equally enamored. Wearing everything from bold statement pieces to minimalistic silhouettes, Italian girls have a unique and captivating take on personal style. Really, it just seems like they’re throwing out the rule book and having fun.
While each girl has her own distinct style, we’ve noticed some key pieces that are essential to Italian-girl fashion. First, there are embellished heels. Patricia Manfield has proven that crystal-adorned versions are a must, even pairing hers with track pants for an elevated take on athleisure. Then there’s the robe: This editor will go so far as to suggest that Italian girls like Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio helped usher in the robe-coat trend, a style that has become a signature of their luxe label, Attico.
Want to know the other key items Italian street style stars like Diletta Bonaiuti and Candela Novembre are wearing on repeat? Keep scrolling to see just how stylish they are and shop the eight pieces you need to make Italian-girl fashion your own.
1. ROBE COAT
Italian girls have proven that the robe coat is a new wardrobe staple. The versatile piece can dress up even a simple T-shirt and jeans.
Fashion girls love Italian label Attico, designed by Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio.
Available in sizes 0 to 4.
Wear this over jeans and a T-shirt.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
2. ANIMAL PRINTS
Instead of a loud animal print, try something that is more minimal and graphic.
Pair yours with sock boots.
Available in sizes XS to L.
A go-anywhere piece.
Available in sizes 10 to 18.
3. BOLD OUTERWEAR
When it comes to bold outerwear, go for maximalism. Try a coat that's heavily embellished or one in a tapestry fabric.
Add a fresh pop of color.
Available in sizes 1 and 2.
Wear a bold coat with a simple T-shirt and jeans.
Available in one size.
4. Bright COLORS
Follow Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert's lead and reach for brightly colored pieces. They're even better when they're worn together.
We love this vibrant color.
Available in sizes XXS to L.
Pick a standout piece like this canary-yellow micro bag from Fendi.
5. EMBELLISHED HEELS
Take a style note from Patricia Manfield and pair embellished heels with track pants.
Slip into a pair of embellished heels.
Available in sizes 35 to 42.
We love the sculptural heel.
Available in sizes 5 and 9.5.
6. FLAT-TOP SUNGLASSES
Flat-top sunglasses make a cool, retro style statement but still feel completely modern.
Try this cool mirrored version.
This retro frame also comes in black.
Offset a short miniskirt with a turtleneck sweater.
Pair this patent miniskirt with white ankle boots.
Available in sizes 34 to 42.
The silhouette gives this skirt a modern feel.
Available in sizes XS to M.
7. STATEMENT EARRINGS
Wear a pair of statement earrings in a large hoop silhouette.
Snag an affordable version with this style from BaubleBar.
These earrings are finishing touch to any outfit.