As I write this, I am sitting in Capri at a beachside café overlooking the Mediterranean sea, watching an Italian girl daintily descend the cliffside staircase that leads to the white sand below, looking like she just stepped out of a Sophia Loren movie. This is truly happening. Scantily clad in a one-piece Chanel bathing suit, she has thrown on a leopard print sheer midi skirt over top and accessorized with strappy Jacquemus sandals, this summer’s iconic Loewe straw tote, an Hermès silk scarf wrapped around her hair and Gucci sunglasses that I know from experience are doing nothing to block the sun. She is living, breathing, fashionable proof that Italian girl style continues to reign supreme.
As she lithely makes her way to the table next to mine and orders an espresso, I am reminded of the effortless manner in which Italian girls curate put-together, feminine looks that are at once sophisticated and refined. It is no wonder that the world envies their style, including myself from the time I first visited Rome in 4th grade and discovered Italian Vogue. From the woman sitting to my left, to the numerous Italian influencers I follow on social media, I’ll be looking to Italian girl style for the trends to follow this season and next. I’ve shared the conclusions of my observations below in the form of the key 7 pieces Italian girls are experimenting with this summer. No one’s stopping you from pretending you’re sitting seaside in Capri as well.
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