What I wore in Italy….
I have returned from Italy happy, relaxed and so full of love for the country. When Killick first suggested 3 cities in 7 days I thought it might seem rushed, that we would be forever packing and unpacking. I was wrong. Firstly, it felt like we were away for much longer – all 3 cities are very different and travelling by train to each one was quick and easy to do. It also helped that, for once, I packed light.
As promised, here is a selection of outfits I wore in 38 – 40-degree heat! Many items I have had for years, but where available, I have linked.
You will notice many pieces are the same, just different colours. That may sound rather uninspiring to you but honestly – if you love a particular item – buy more than one – it makes getting dressed so much easier.
These Cos trousers felt amazing, so cool in the heat – and even though they may not look it in photos – they are super flattering in real life! I teamed (yes – teamed!) them with a vest top from Arket.
This Massimo Dutti sleeveless linen shirt I also own in white (see below). It is a few years old now but here is a similar version from Hobbs – I wear it buttoned up, unbuttoned, knotted, or tucked. It works so well with skirts, jeans, cigarette & wide leg trousers. If you’re not a fan of your arms go for a sleeved version – super cool and a godsend in the heat.
I wore this Amanda Wakeley red tulle maxi several times – it is so versatile. I also own it in black but resisted taking it with me (told you I was determined not to overpack!) It’s great for wafting around in spring/summer – just add a vest top, t-shirt or shirt. In winter I love to wear it with an oversized knit and boots – so worth the investment. Unfortunately, It is no longer available to buy but I will keep an eye out for similar versions for you.
Oh, and in case you are interested in what my official photographer (ie. Killick) wore on repeat – it was this shirt x 7! Perfectly accessorised with Raybans, and an ice cold beer!
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