What All the Cool Girls in Italy Are Wearing This Summer

Sure, the French Riviera is the epitome of chic with its Chanel-inspired Breton and Hepburn-esque straw boaters, but when it comes to the ultimate hot spot for the fashion crowd, 2019's crown goes to the dramatic coastlines, rustic countryside and city streets of Italy. From Capri and Cinque Terre to Tuscany and Puglia (don't forget the Amalfi Coast), the fashion set has descended upon Italian shores this summer, packing major holiday style inspiration for the rest of us.

If you're headed to Italy, Instagram is flooded with ideas for what to wear, whether you plan on spending all your time exploring, lounging or (probably more realistically) eating. Despite the splash risk of pomodoro and dripping gelato, it seems like most are sticking to all-white outfits, and packing linen minidresses and breezy blouses. Keep scrolling for amazing Italian holiday outfit ideas, from swimwear and poolside cover-ups to sightseeing outfits and dinner-date dresses. As they say, when in Rome…

1. Little White Dress + Woven Leather Sandals

Style Notes: Tiffany wears a white minidress with a straw boater and woven Bottega Veneta sandals. 

2. White Swimsuit + Shirtdress

What to wear in Italy: White Jacquemus shirt dress and white swimsuit



Style Notes: This Jacquemus knot dress has been popular with the fashion crowd, and we love how Jessie Bush wore it with a white swimsuit. 

3. White Puffy Blouse + Classic Shorts

What to wear in Italy: White puffy blouse and shorts


Kristen Nichols

Style Notes: Who What Wear's Kristen Nichols wore khaki shorts with a white puff-sleeved dress and a white scrunchie. 

4. Gold Jewellery + Black Bikini

Style Notes: Anna Vitiello wore a black high-waisted bikini with gold chunky jewellery. 

5. Aperol Slip Dress + Beaded Bag

Style Notes: Monikh wore an Aperol-coloured slip dress with strappy sandals and a beaded bag. 

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2019. 

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