Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trend Watch: Italy

I have been living in Italy since January, and it would be impossible for me not to notice the fashion all around me. Italy is of course home to big name designers like Gucci, Ferragamo, and Prada, but it also boasts intriquing street fashions that combine bits of desinger influence with practicality. Italian women never leave their home without full makeup, styled hair, and a fashionable outfit. Therefore, I have seen almost as much fashion on the streets as I have in the remarkable shop windows. Below are some styles I particularly noticed:

High tops
Worn more often by the younger generation of Italians, both men and woman. The bright colors run the risk of appearing too juivenile, but Italians pull the look off with dark wash skinny jeans and leather jackets
Quilted Coats
Probably the most obvious trend on the Italian streets, these puffy, quilted coats are both warm and light. Many are made of down and run at expensive prices, but I have seen plenty on sale for much cheaper.High Laced Boots
I have seen in style in various heights and colors. It seems to be more of a spring trend and can be paired with jeans or leggings on colder days or dresses when it is warm.

Ciao from Italy,

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