Italy is home to many talented fashion houses including Giorgio Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Prada to name a few. Studying abroad in one of the most fashionable countries in the world, I am constantly surrounded by people wearing the latest trends and even starting their own trends. In Florence especially, I’ve noticed that the main priority of most Fashionistas/os is to combine high fashion with comfort and practicality.
I spotted this Fashionista on her way back from a Monday class after a long weekend in Croatia. She sported a look that was laid back while still put together and the ensemble screamed “cute but comfortable!”. The cool toned colors of her embroidered tunic give off a boho vibe while the baby doll silhouette and bell sleeves provide a hint of ’70s-inspired fashion. Tunics are a go-to staple piece for fall as they are perfect for layering and can easily be dressed up or down.
Her Longchamp tote is perfect to use as a weekend bag for traveling, as a backpack for class or as a shopping tote when visiting the local markets in Florence. Slip-on sneakers are (in my opinion) the most important accessory to have this fall and were seen in several pre-fall 2015 runway collections including Madewell and Stella McCartney. They’re the perfect accessory that are comfortable and practical for walking yet still fashion-forward. She keeps her accessories simple with several small bangles and bracelets hand-made in Italy.
How To: With printed tunics, keep the focus on the top half of your outfit with a neutral, slim bottom and accessories that complement the colors in the top. Try a free-flowing long sleeve tunic with leggings or skinny jeans and wedges or floral print tunic dress with booties and a vest.