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FASHION FROM ABROAD: Two Pieces, Twice the Fun

This spring two-piece sets are everywhere, especially in Italia. In the fashion forward city of Florence, Italy style is a part of the culture. Italians believe in the philosophy of “la bella figura” which essentially means presenting yourself well if important. Sets are the way to go this spring to achieve a chic, polished look. The best part about the perfect set is its luxurious, vintage vibe.

This Fashionista looks straight off the runway in a bright, midi length set. Designers such as Dior have put the midi back on the map. This chic hemline is reminiscent of classic style icons such as Grace Kelley who sported Dior midis during the height of her fame. The modest hemline of this ensemble is offset by the exposed mid drift. Keeping with the retro vibe, this Fashionista is rocking a vintage Valentino clutch. Florence is known for amazing vintage shopping and this gorgeous clutch is proof of that. For her accessories, she keeps it simple with bright turquoise jewelry. Her delicate bracelets and funky earrings pull out the blues of her set without distracting from it. This Fashionista pairs her set with platform sandals, which are a staple in Italian fashion. From tennis shoes to winter boots the platform can be seen on any style of shoe in Italy.

Italians are known for their fearless and classy style. This Fashionista achieves the Italian philosophy of “la bella figura” with her elegant, romantic look. Her two-piece set is modern yet keeps a vintage feel. This spring try embracing Italian culture when it comes to style. Don’t be afraid to step out in a two-piece set whether it’s an elegant midi length skirt with matching top or a casual set with shorts. Keep your accessories simple and let your set be the star of the show.

Captured: I captured this Fashionista heading to Apertivo in the Oltarno neighborhood in Florence, Italy.