Italy is synonymous with chic style and effortless glamour.
Valentino, Armani, Versace, Gucci, Gabbana, Bvlgari, Moschino… just a few of the most notable fashion influences in the world. All of them Italian.
While the Italian belief has always been that fashion is a means of expressing your own individual personality and style, there are a few universal tips and tricks that you can keep in mind to ensure that you’re always putting your best foot forward.
Confidence is key
Italians possess a coolness towards fashion that can only come from centuries of being one of the world’s most stylish nations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take a leaf out of their self-assured book and be confident in your clothes! Choose items that make you feel comfortable and accentuate your best assets, the confidence will follow.
Don’t be afraid to be bold!
Chic doesn’t mean plain. Italians love a striking print, bright colour or statement accessory. Find something that speaks to your personal style and be brave!
Invest in high-quality clothing
It doesn’t have to be Dolce & Gabbana, but paying a little more for decent quality threads means your clothes will fit better, hold their shape for longer and keep you looking your best.
Find some signature shades
Rain, hail, shine, day or night, the final touch on any Italian’s outfit is always a stylish pair of sunglasses.
If all else fails WWSLD?
What would Sophia Loren do? If you’re ever in doubt, look to the ultimate Italian style inspiration. Sophia knew what worked for her and she embraced it. From figure-hugging ensembles and statement jewellery to the red lips and smouldering stare, some things never go out of style.