The 8-Piece Wardrobe That Defines Italian-Girl Style
Street style photographers have always pointed their lenses toward inspiring outfits, but lately, their cameras have been steadily focused on Italian girls. We’re equally enamoured. Wearing everything from bold statement pieces to minimal silhouettes, Italian girls have a unique take on personal style that has us captivated. Really, it just seems like they’re throwing out the rulebook and having fun with the clothes they’re wearing.
While each girl has her own distinct style, we’ve noticed some key pieces that are essential to the Italian-girl wardrobe. First, there are embellished heels. Patricia Manfield has proven that crystal-adorned versions are a must, even pairing hers with track trousers for an elevated take on athleisure. Then, there’s the robe. This editor will go so far as to suggest that Italian girls like Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio helped usher in the robe coat trend—a style that has become a signature of their luxe label, Attico. Want to know the other key items Italian street style stars like Diletta Bonaiuti and Candela Novembre are wearing on repeat?
Keep scrolling to see just how stylish they are, and shop the eight pieces you need to get Italian-girl style.
#2: ANIMAL PRINT
Style Notes: Instead of a loud animal print, try something that is more minimal and graphic.
#3: BOLD OUTERWEAR
Style Notes: When it comes to bold outerwear, go for maximalism. Try a coat that's heavily embellished or one in a tapestry fabric.
#4: Bright-coloured pieces
Style Notes: Follow Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert's lead, and reach for bright-coloured pieces. They're even better when they're worn together.
#5: EMBELLISHED HEELS
Style Notes: Take a style note from Patricia Manfield, and pair embellished heels with track pants.
#6: FLAT-TOP SUNGLASSES
Style Notes: Flat-top sunglasses make a cool, retro style statement—but still feel completely modern.
#8: STATEMENT EARRINGS
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