Street style photographers have always pointed their lenses toward inspiring outfits, but lately, their cameras have been steadily focused on Italian girls. And we’re equally enamored. Wearing everything from bold statement pieces to minimalistic silhouettes, Italian girls have a unique and captivating take on personal style. Really, it just seems like they’re throwing out the rule book and having fun.
While each girl has her own distinct style, we’ve noticed some key pieces that are essential to Italian-girl fashion. First, there are embellished heels. Patricia Manfield has proven that crystal-adorned versions are a must, even pairing hers with track pants 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 became 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 make Italian-girl fashion your own.
1. ROBE COAT
Italian girls have proven that the robe coat is a new wardrobe staple. The versatile piece can dress up even a simple T-shirt and jeans.
Attico Crushed-Velvet Robe ($668)
Jill Jill Stuart Printed Kimono ($173)
2. ANIMAL PRINTS
Instead of a loud animal print, try something more minimal and graphic.
Réalisation The Naomi Wild Things ($180)
Mango Leopard-Print Shirt Dress ($120)
3. BOLD OUTERWEAR
When it comes to bold outerwear, go for maximalism. Try a coat that’s heavily embellished or one in a tapestry fabric.
Prada Metallic Brocade Coat ($3120)
Alice + Olivia Kylie Easy Shawl Collar Jacket ($350)
4. Bright COLORS
Follow Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert’s lead and reach for brightly colored pieces. They’re even better when they’re worn together.
Staud Bissett Bag ($263)
Farm Rio Bossa Banana Mini Dress ($135)
5. EMBELLISHED HEELS
Take a style note from Patricia Manfield and pair embellished heels with track pants.
By Far Gorgeous Crystal Embellished Sandals ($469)
Isabel Marant Ampsee Sandals ($525)
6. FLAT-TOP SUNGLASSES
Flat-top sunglasses make a cool, retro style statement but still feel completely modern.
Carrera Flat Top Sunglasses ($169)
Marc Jacobs Sport Flat Top Sunglasses ($98)
Offset a short miniskirt with a turtleneck sweater.
Staud Panda Mini Skirt ($83)
Veda Leather Circle Mini Skirt ($348)
7. STATEMENT EARRINGS
Wear a pair of statement earrings in a large hoop silhouette.
Cult Gaia Mira Earrings ($78)
Kenneth Jay Lane Imitation Pearl Hoop Earrings ($60)
This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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