While I'm just as inspired by French style as the next person, it's the cool polish of Italian style that's really all I can think about at the moment. While their French counterparts may have minimal and effortless style down pat, Italian women seem to possess a natural glamour about them that I find just as intoxicating, if not more so. Growing up in an Italian American household, I was surrounded by great style at every turn. My grandmother and aunts were always dripping in gold jewellery 24/7, and my interest only magnified after studying in Bologna and getting firsthand immersion. Suffice it to say that Italians' particular brand of elevated glam has always inspired me.
Since shopping is just what I do, I thought it would be fun to put my knowledge of Italian style to use and imagine the types of fashion items they would put in their carts when shopping on Amazon. With Prime Day in full force, there's a dizzying number of epic deals to take advantage of, so if you're anything like me and want to shop like a chic Roman or Milanese, then you're in for a treat because the e-tailer is home to tons of Italian style staples right now.
Behold—the ultimate guide to shopping Amazon like a true Italian fashion person. Ciao, bella!
The Bottega Veneta Drop Earrings are sold out everywhere (even in Italy), but these are a good alt.
Stacks of gold jewellery + this blazer = an outfit that's absolutely dripping in wealth.
This dress was made to be worn while strolling down a cobblestone street with a gelato in hand.
When an Italian woman packs for a holiday, a versatile sarong is always in her suitcase.
When I say effortless polish, a vest-and-trouser set is exactly what I mean.
What I imagine Italians wear instead of jeans nine times out of 10.
You'll look like you were cast as an extra in The White Lotus season two.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US.
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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