Ciao Donna! I feel like they’ve been shilling it for about 5 years. I will be in Milan, Florence & Rome from Sep 13-16, 16-23, and 23-27, respectively. img.wp-smiley, Italians don’t leave home without a pair of stylish pair of large, dark sunglasses, a great way to pull any outfit together… and add a level of glamorous mystery. Italians love Converse sneakers and you’ll see them everywhere, so that’s a great option to pack and comfortable for all the walking you’ll be doing. In the fall and winter, the Italian dress code entails bundling up with lots of layers. xx, oh I’m with you 100%! Classic neutrals like black, gray, brown and camel pop up more than usual in the colder months; you’ll also see Italians using these neutrals as a background for a “pop” of a bolder, darker color, like burgundy or forest green. Whether yours are oversized (Gucci, of course) or just perfect for blocking out the sun, do as the Italians do and pair yours with an aperitif and a (faux) tan. Here's the good news: You don't have to dress exactly like an Italian, and no one will expect you... Like any religious site around the world, the Vatican asks its visitors to respect its dress... With the plethora of hotels (not to mention B&Bs, apartments, and hostels!) Let us know if you have any questions! Have a great trip! I am going to be bring a pair of boots, so I should be good. That’s right: Sunglasses are all the rage, even in the winter! A quick look at what street style stars are opting for during Milan fashion week says it all. Hope that helps! Yes we’re sure that’s fine. It’s bold, playful and it doesn’t necessarily take itself too seriously, which I personally think sets it apart sometimes from its French counterparts. margin-bottom: 0 !important; And every time I find myself back in Paris, I’m usually emulating it to the best of my abilities. Also thinking about short flat waterproof boots and Nike black sneakers. Visiting Florence, Verona, Selva Val Gardena, and Milan, I have a very heavy down coat that has kept me warm in 15 degrees Fahrenheit, but I’m concerned it might be too warm for Florence. As for winter jacket, can I wear a bright pink short down in Italy? ), pay attention to the size of the patterns and make sure they don’t overwhelm each other (ideal combo is to have one larger than the other). Thank you. Hello. I’m hoping to blend in as much as possible – I’m blonde – as a lone, 50 something in Naples in winter. clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px); My research indicates that it will probably still be warm (70s Degree F), but I wanted to double check before I begin my packing list. Add in a hat, gloves and scarves, for long days touring outside and you’ll be just fine! While you certainly don’t have to dress like a local when you’re visiting, and while you should definitely wear what you’re comfortable in, immersing yourself in the culture can be part of the fun. The average temperatures for Florence, Italy in December and January are about 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Is formal attire expected, a dress or just jeans? I’m also planning to bring ballet flats and low-heeled sandals for warmer days. Francesca is our Senior Digital Fashion Editor. Rome is filled with shops in every corner and December is a great time to go to get the best winter clothes. Same for white sneakers (Converse), do Italians use them? Hello! We suggest packing lots of layers (scarves, sweaters, t-shirts, hats, etc. Some years in Sicily they take a dip in the sea after Christmas lunch! Hello, I will be in Florence and Venice in late February. Bellissima! Halloween isn’t officially celebrated in Italy, but you can find many parties or clubs to go to for the event and find a mixed of dressed-up and not dressed up.