How To Dress Like An Italian-It Girl And Look Elegant Daily

June 9, 2021

The first words that come to mind when thinking of Italian style are timeless, polished, bold, elegant, and sophisticated. For Italian women, it's important to always have a bella figura, meaning that they want to look put together and as polished as possible, when they present themselves to the world. Italians tend to favor elegance, timeless pieces, clean mine, and good-quality fabrics that last for a long time. The key is to create a good visual balance and harmony with the proportions, the fabrics, the textures, and the colors. Keep scrolling to find out how you can incorporate the Italian style into your own wardrobe.

Lingerie and Underwear

Don't underestimate the power of good lingerie and the good foundation to build your outfit! A good-quality collection of lingerie is the foundation of any outfit. It can make or break an outfit and affects how your garments are gonna fit.  Whether it's lace, silk, or cotton, it doesn't need to be expensive but it needs to be fitted well to your body. Try different lingerie sets until you find those that will make you feel empowered and boost your confidence.

Victoria's Secret, Unlined Shimmer Embroidered & Rhinestone Demi Bra, $89.50

Victoria's secret, Lace-front Bikini Panty, $16.50

Agent Provocateur, Rozlyn Balconette Underwired Bra, $145

Agent Provocateur, Rozlyn Full Brief, $90

Quality Basics

Clothes that have good lines, excellent craftsmanship and high-quality fabrics that stand the test of time are always a classic staple in the Italian closet. Invest in neutral-colored basics like cream, white, black, beige, grey, that you can use as a base for your outfits. Remember to build your outfit around one statement piece.If you own a nice big elaborated earring, try to keep your other jewelry minimal and dainty. Or if you have a loud jacket with beads or jams, it's better to keep everything else very muted. Thus, you call attention to the beauty and craftsmanship of the statement piece.


ARITZIA, Sculpt Knit Criss Cross halter top, $58

ARITZIA, Genevieve Pant Mid-rise carpenter pant, $48.99


Uncle Studios, Black T-shirt, $48.00


Opt for dresses that kind of move with your body, like a silk slip dress that accentuates your curves. Italian girls are never shy away from color, they know how to mix colors and prints and enjoy wearing statement pieces market by animal and geometric prints.


REVOLVE, Strappy Side Slit Dress,$198


GAALA, Kara Dress, €230,00

High Heels

When it comes to shoes, Italians do love their high heels. A pair of heels can change your posture and the lines of your body, the way you walk and how you carry yourself. Even if it is a platform or a block heel, a pair of heels can really elevate any look.




A proper Italian look is really complete with a nice pair of sunglasses. From huge, bold statement sunnies to classic cat-eye frames, this accessory is perfect on the brightest summer days. These options look amazing solo but are taken to new heights when paired with a sunglasses chain. Be sure to find a pair that complements your face shape and if you go bold, opt for minimal accessories and neutral shades to let your sunglasses stand out.


Prada, Cinéma sunglasses, $ 425


Gucci, Round-frame sunglasses, $ 420

Gucci, Resin glasses chain, $ 340

Leather Bag

An Italian woman never leaves the house without her classic leather handbag. It doesn’t have to be designer or super expensive; what matters is that it’s a well-made, classic design that will last forever. From vintage mini purses to designer handbags and classic baguettes, a good-quality bag is a worthwhile investment. Consider them the accessories for mastering an Italian fashion look.


Louis Vuitton, Coussin Bag, $3,550.00

PLT, Red mini purse, $38.00

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