Italians have the best dress sense, and with a few handy tricks and tips, you can too!
When it comes to clothes, Italy are renowned for their quality, craftmanship and design. It’s hard to pinpoint what sets Italian women’s dress sense apart from the rest of us. What is it about the way they update classic outfits that works so well? How do they achieve that distinctly Italian look, that’s been carelessly yet artfully put together?
Well, here are our tips on how to add a touch of Italian to your personal style, including intricate details like sleeve lengths, and big details like fabric and colour choices.
Build outfits starting with a statement piece – be it your favourite pair of stilettos, a shiny pair of diamond earrings or a leather bag – and go from there!
Italian fashion accessories are an effortless way of injecting a little Italian-esque into your outfits. Their pieces are crafted with the latest trends in mind, but will always remain timeless thanks to their clean, elegant styles and the excellent quality of materials used.
Italian leather craftsmanship is the gold standard when it comes to handbags – and for a very good reason! They use soft, durable leather and create beautiful bags with intricate details, perfect for use at both day and night. Another key piece that an Italian woman wouldn’t been seen without are a pair of sunglasses. A pair of chic sunglasses are a final touch to an outfit, like Ray Ban aviators for the younger generation, but for a more classic look, the favoured brands are Emporio Armani, Miu Miu and Fendi.
The Finer Details
Italian women know how to splurge on basics that will last a lifetime, so it’s time for you to invest in quality basics that you’ll have for a lifetime! The basis should include clothes like smart black pants, a crisp white designer shirt and fashionable shoes, like handmade backless loafers.
Glamour doesn’t always mean having to look “over the top” and dolled up, sometimes a pair of perfect fitting jeans and a slick of red lipstick is all you need! It’s also important to not save the good stuff for special occasions, because in Italy – every day is a special day! Have a signature va-va-voom look, whether it’s a black gown and red lipstick, or an off-the-shoulder kaftan and big earrings, something that can give you a signature glamour look ready!
Work With Textures and Fabrics
Lace is the preferred choice of fabric for Italians. And that’s no surprise, considering Italian woman stockpile the style! A hint of lace is popular on dresses and shirts, and can make women feel empowered and even a little sexy! Tailored blazers are staple items in Italians wardrobes too. A well-made blazer can make denim dressy, party dresses polished and cover slim the figure down by skimming past the body! It’s even said that a tailored blazer is as synonymous with Italy as pasta – so who are we to argue?
Popular designer brands with women include Prada and Versace, so you’re guaranteed to be investing in a timeless piece that will work with every item in your wardrobe.