Italian Girls Are Loving These 7 Affordable Summer Trends

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

Wrap dress summer trend

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@eleonoracarisi

Italian girls are loving wrap dresses right now—and we’re here for it since it's a classic style for summer. Whether worn as a beach cover-up or for a night out, there’s something inherently romantic about these breezy staples. Dress them up, or dress them down.

Fruit print Italian summer trend

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@gabriellecaunesil

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

Kitten heel mule Italian summer trend

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@erika_boldrin

As the world continues to transition from comfy indoor slippers to, well, actual shoes, low kitten heels have made for the perfect choice for summer—and Italian girls are loving closed-toe mule styles. The best part about them? No pedicure required.

The Relaxed Trouser

Relaxed trouser Italian summer trend

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@dilettabonaiuti

You can’t go wrong with classic, relaxed trousers—at any time of the year, for that matter. In the summer months, Italy’s most stylish have been pairing them with simple tanks and tees. The result? A look that’s low-key but still polished.

The Straw Tote

Straw tote Italian summer trend

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@domisferra

The essential summer carryalls, straw totes bags are trending big time in Italy. Perfect for any occasion, these oversized bags pair nicely with all of our favorite summer trends—including the ones on this list.

The Oversize Button-Down

Oversized button-downs Italian summer trend

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@lindatol_

By far one of my favorite summer trends is the oversize button-down, which, unsurprisingly, has become an Italian-girl wardrobe essential. Consider this easy, no-fuss style the finishing touch to any effortless summer look. Also nice: It makes for a great beach cover-up, too.

Silk bandana Italian summer trend

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@dilettamenta

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.

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