With the rise of Italian street style stars, the focus on Italian style is gaining momentum. It’s no longer just about the Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic or film icons like Sophia Loren or Monica Belluci—though those will continue to be huge inspirations. Lately, it’s been about what fashionable women are wearing today and their modern take on Italian-girl style. So what is the easiest way to master it? Our answer is a simple one: Wear pieces from cool Italian fashion designers or ones inspired by Italian women.
We’ll start out with the designers on our radar. Cool labels like Attico and The Gigi are based in Italy, and their Italian designers craft pieces that you’ll find in the closets of cool women everywhere. Then there are are other brands like Ciao Lucia and Giu Giu that are based in the U.S. but have Italian fashion at their core. Whether the designers are inspired by old films or traditional textiles, their pieces exude Italian-girl style.
Go on to find out more about these designers and shop pieces to master Italian style.
A charming label with roots in menswear, The Gigi excels at tailored outerwear married with lively prints and textures.
Proof that florals can be worn year-round.
This feels like something you would discover in a cool vintage store.
These cropped trousers are the perfect match for mules.
Wear yours under a shearling bomber jacket.
A cool new brand from Italian street style stars and designers Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio, Attico has pieces that range from showstopping sequin dresses to perfectly tailored jeans.
Velvet is the luxe texture to try for fall.
Keep the focus on the dress by pairing this with simple heels and jewelry.
Pair these with pointed mules.
Swap out your structured bag for a drawstring style.
While Ciao Lucia is actually based in California, it is inspired by Italian style. The pieces are designed for the girl eternally on vacation, traveling to places like the Amalfi Coast.
Style yours with a pair of oversize hoops.
Get in on one of this season's biggest colors.
Upgrade your standard tee.
Style this over a pair of jeans.
Designer Giuliana Leila brings her Italian roots and upbringing to label Giu Giu. Her collection is brimming with cool knitwear with hints of nostalgia.
Yellow is a huge color this season.
From a collaboration with Sophie Lourdes Knight.
The perfect travel piece for your next flight.
Step up your loungewear with these joggers.