Monthly Archives: June 2013

Italian Street Style: Women’s Edition Part 1

The clear sartorial elegance of fashion is evident upon every street in Italy. Thoughtful style must be ingrained into every Italian’s nature…where else could one see such innovative combinations? From the punk-infused style of the youth, to the expertly tailored classics of mature women, Italian street style is a visual feast for the eyes.

DSCN0383In Florence: Add a bold pop of color to sweeten up an edgy look.

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In Rome: Step into summer with a pair of breezy cotton pants in a floral print.

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In Florence: Mix your prints with a floral blazer and polka dot scarf.

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In Florence: Skinny slacks paired with a blazer and oversized scarf was one of the quintessential Italian looks.

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In Milan: Is there anything more perfect than this outfit? A fitted camel jacket and slim black skirt will always be chic.

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In Florence: It’s Laura Ashley meets grunge in this unique yet fascinating combination.

What outfit speaks the most to your style?

~E~

Style.Study.Savvy. 

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Italian Street Style-Men’s Edition

The three “S’s” of Italian street styles are undeniably suits, scarves, and slim fit jeans. After two weeks of travelling all over Italy, it was evident that the typical man’s outfit was not complete without one, if not all, of these three “S’s”.

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Slim fit jeans, when tucked into leather ankle boots, add a rock and roll aura to an outfit.

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In Venice: A leather jacket and khaki suit pants when combined are casual, yet polished.

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In Venice: Bring your suit into summer with a light linen blazer over a denim oxford shirt.

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In Milan: Don’t let your style go to the dogs, even in inclement weather. Stay savvy with a neutral duster trench.

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In Florence: Spice up the ordinary with a pair of mustard slim-fit chinos. Bonus points if you add a graphic tee and scarf.

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In Florence: Even the Italian carabinieri (military police) are dressed to the nines.

IMG_1434In Venice: A classic black blazer and khaki chinos are a perfect representation of chiaroscuro (the contrast between light and dark).

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In Venice: This David Beckham lookalike looks back to the ’90’s grunge scene with his sleeveless shirt, plaid flannel, and leather sneakers.

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In Rome: Don’t let your button-up be boring. Add some visual interest by investing in a shirt with a bold alternating pattern of stripes and a small print.

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In Milan: Good style knows no age. This variation on a three piece suit substitutes matching pants for charcoal chinos, and a cardigan instead of a vest.

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In Milan: Add a pop of color in the form a bold tie to your every day suit.

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In Milan: Another example of a duster trench and perfectly tailored suit.

What’s your favorite look?

~E~

Style.Study.Savvy.


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