There’s something particularly alluring about Italian-girl style. Striking the perfect balance between minimalism and maximalism, the Italians truly know how to dress. They know their way around a fab party frock and aren’t ones to shy away from mixing prints and colors. Plus, their impeccable street style always serves as inspiration for seasons to come.
In terms of summer style, I like to source my sartorial inspiration on a global scale. I look to Parisian girls for their chic, effortless approach to dressing, while I admire Scandinavian girls for knowing a thing or two about layering bold colors. But without a doubt, Italian women are some of the most stylish in the world, and there’s something about Italian summer style that I just can’t get enough of.
From Milan to Capri, I scoured the Instagrams of Italy’s resident cool girls and rounded up the seven essential wardrobe staples of the summer. (See: relaxed, menswear-inspired trousers; kitten-heel mules; and much more.) Keep reading to check them all out, and of course, shop them for yourselves without making a serious dent in your wallet. Prego!
The Breezy Wrap Dress
Sure, Italy may be known for its food, but the country’s most stylish women have also been sporting food-printed clothing—particularly that of the fruit variety. This summer has seen puff-sleeve blouses, breezy button-downs, and sundresses adorned with sweet summer fruits like lemons, oranges, and more; no fruit has been left unpicked.
The Kitten-Heel Mule
The Relaxed Trouser
The Straw Tote
The Oversize Button-Down
In case you haven’t heard, we’ve been trading in our scrunchies for silk scarves. While these multipurpose items can be worn in a multitude of ways, Italian girls have been treating them as a stylish way to tie their hair back. Windy day at the beach? No problem.