The Suitcase Diaries: How I Found My Italian Alter Ego On the Amalfi Coast

We no longer just head to the sunshine for six weeks in summer—one quick scroll on Instagram confirms that plenty of people are turning on their out-of-office messages every single month of the year. To reflect our new constant state of holiday envy, we're introducing The Suitcase Diariesa series in which we (virtually) hop inside the luggage of some of the most stylish women we know and let them be our tour guides.

The style possibilities of an upcoming holiday always feel overwhelming. There's something about defining my style in one packing list that induces a state of panic. What even IS my style? I'll usually find myself questioning out loud.

For my recent trip to the Amalfi Coast, my alter ego emerged: the holiday version of Isabel (let's call her La Dolce Vita Isabel), who is more put together, changes before dinner, drinks espresso and isn't afraid of wearing a big hat.