It’s not a casual place to be fashionable in Italy. This is why many tourists ask us how to dress as an Italian tourists. You don’t need to dress up like a local while visiting Italy. In fact, it’s a good idea to immerse yourself in the culture. This means shopping and dressing up! Like the locals.
The Italian dress code for fall and winter is to bundle up with many layers. Foreigners often notice that Italians tend to wear heavier clothing in October, regardless if it’s still warm and mild outside. This is because the Cambio di Stagione (change in seasons) occurs!
Remember that the climate is different depending on where you are. It will be milder in Naples and the South, but it will get colder north. In Milan, the winter is often brutally cold.
These are our top tips for effortlessly chic Italian style, for men and women, in the colder months. For the latest in Italian fashions, make sure to visit Pinterest.
(Why not try spring? This is our guide to Italian fashion for spring. ).
Add neutral colors to your palette A great casual look is jeans and a sweater.
In the colder months, classic neutrals such as black, gray, brown, and camel are more prominent than ever. You’ll also find Italians using these neutrals to create a backdrop for a “pop”, a brighter, darker color like burgundy, forest green, or burgundy.
Nevertheless, Italy’s “no white after Labor Day” rule doesn’t apply to them: The Italians love winter white, especially for sweaters and jeans.
Jeans are chic, but you can also wear them in color.
Jeans are very popular in Italy. Jeans are a little casual but can be styled up with heels or boots, a blouse and layers of jewelry. This combination is very common in Italy.
Jeans are also worn by men, but it is a casual way of dressing and something that most men don’t wear while out for dinner or drinking elegant cocktails.
You’ll find many colors in denim washes from Italy. Pants in the colored fabric are still very popular during the winter and fall months. They come in a variety of colors, from dark green to taupe.
Your sunglasses are essential for any outdoor activity.
You read that right, sunglasses are in fashion even during winter. It’s a common sight for Italians to have a pair of large, dark sunglasses with them. They are a great way of bringing together any outfit and adding a touch of glamour.
You can think of timeless outerwear as a trench or jacket when it’s warmer and a classic coat when it cools off.
You can wear a classic trench coat, blazer, or khaki jacket when the weather is cool but not freezing. Tailoring is always a must! You can keep warm in the winter by packing a tailored, slim-cut overcoat.
You can’t travel anywhere without your suede or leather boots (or booties).
Italian women are fond of their high heels, but not everyone can walk gracefully on cobblestone streets in them! Leather and suede shoes and boots are a great way to blend in. There are many styles for women to choose from, including riding boots and knee-high boots that are heeled. You can also wear your boots with your pants to showcase the beautiful leather. Short, leather booties with a slit are very fashionable this season.
Make sure you have a pair of waterproof or water-resistant shoes with you. You don’t want to be forced to return to your hotel to change shoes during rainy or snowy conditions.
Add accessories to your looks, such as a scarf and a bag.
Travelers should always have a carry-all bag. To blend in with locals, a large leather crossbody or shoulder bag can be used for daytime. This advice is not just for women but also for men. Italian men don’t mind carrying a small bag or briefcase throughout the day to keep their books and cameras. Italian students are not likely to use backpacks or fanny packs.
Scarves, hats, and gloves can add warmth and sophistication to any outfit. An elegant pair of leather gloves can add elegance to any outfit. You can combine the three for a fashionable and practical look.
Add some jewelry to spice up your outfit. You can use both subtle or bold pieces like gold and gemstones.