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A superb sense of style, it seems, runs in every Italian’s blood. The country’s most prestigious brands pride themselves with preserving and developing the craftsmanship that is so typical for Italian artisans. And when it comes to fashion, impeccable tailoring and high-quality materials are at the forefront of Italian style.
So whether you are heading to the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast or you plan on exploring one of Italy’s historic cities, a summer trip to the Mediterranean country calls for a seriously chic packing list.
Thankfully, there is a luxury Italian brand for all your needs—Prada and Fendi for accessories, Dolce & Gabbana for brightly hued vacation-perfect pieces, Etro for gorgeous boho-inspired evening dresses, Ippolita for jewelry, and Versace for some seriously sexy swimwear.
Here, we rounded up the most stylish fashion pieces and accessories to take with you to Italy.
Prada Giardiniera Striped Canvas-trimmed Wicker Tote
A stylish wicker basket is a natural choice for summer, and so is Prada when you’re in Italy. This one also comes with a detachable strap so you can carry it as a shoulder bag.
To buy: $1,420, net-a-porter.com
Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print Cotton-blend Twill Shorts
Flaunt your legs in these gorgeous floral shorts. They sport a high-waisted silhouette, pockets and turned up cuffs. Style them with a crop top for a playful daytime ensemble.
To buy: $745, net-a-porter.com
Versace Medusa Stud One Piece Swimsuit
Leave it to Donatella Versace to create a sexy and sophisticated swimsuit. This one features a crisscross back, cutout details, and a stud with the company’s Medusa logo on it.
To buy: $925, versace.com
A.L.C. Mae Crop Top
Simple yet eye-catching design makes this white crop top a total winner. We love the U-bend detailing and the thick tank straps.
To buy: $245, intermixonline.com
Etro One-shoulder Paisley and Dancing Flower Print Dress
This gorgeous silk dress will turn heads after you. The vibrant print and the one-shoulder silhouette are total eyecatchers.
To buy: $3,160, etro.com
Ippolita All Around Oval Stone Bangle in 18K Gold
Embrace color with this bangle made from18-carat gold by Italian jewelry label Ippolita.
To buy: $7,195, ippolita.com
Fendi Cat-eye Printed Tortoise Shell Acetate Sunglasses
Protect your eyes and look super chic while doing it, with these classic cat-eye shades that sport Fendi’s double F logo on the frames.
To buy: $380, net-a-porter.com
Max Mara Silk Crepe de Chine Dress
When you’ve had your daily dose of Vitamin D, slip into this elegant silk crepe de chine caftan. It has a relaxed fit, three-quarter sleeves, and side slits for maximum comfort.
To buy: $525, maxmara.com
Missoni Mare Zig Zag Turban Headband
Finish off your poolside look with this headband sporting one of Missoni’s signature zig zag prints.
To buy: $250, intermixonline.com
Gucci Women's Patent Leather Mid-heel Slide
These Gucci slides have chunky heels and come in a soft yellow shade. Show them off by styling them with shorts or a midi dress.
To buy: $890, bloomingdales.com