Any trip to Italy is a dream for the fashion conscious: it’s a challenge to pack for and there’s so much new inspiration to draw from when you arrive. The vibrant style of the Italians is second-to-none, so you’ll need to pack this season’s finest.
To help you take on Venice – and it’s requirement for flat and comfortable shoes – we’ve drawn on both Italian and international designer collections from Summer/Spring 2017 as well as select items from the newly released Autumn/Winter collections.
An item from Dolce & Gabbana is a must-pack item for any trip to Italy, and the designer has released the Caltagirone Collection – inspired by the women of Sicily – just in time. Vivid colors light up the demure designs that delight us and make us want to dedicate one entire suitcase to this collection of printed silk garments. If you are tempted to take more than one piece from this collection, we recommend the swimsuits.
Floral accents and flowing designs from Shanghai Tang’s SS 2017 range will freshen up your Venice vacation. What we adore about this designer is they have all our bases covered: opt for an easy-breezy maxi dress or a thigh-skimming hemline. The designer follows one of our favorite fashion rules: cleavage or legs, but never both.
Pack at least one fabulous evening gown for Venice, remember: when the Italian glitterati come out to play, they don’t do things in halves. Marcell von Berlin’s innovative and daring designs will keep competitors on their toes and spectators enthralled. The Atelier’s haute couture collection has sequinned silver options that are exactly what you’ll need.
You’ll need a fantastic pair of flats for exploring Venice – if you’re off the yacht, your only other option is to leg it and you might as well do it in style. Cesare Paciotti’s Spring Summer Collection for 2017 has some striking sandals with studs and other embellishments that will amplify your ambling.
We see nothing wrong with a fashionista who sticks to the classics: it’s a known fact that cat-eye and Wayfarer style sunglasses look fantastic on everyone. When you signed up for a sailing trip to Venice however, you have agreed to an unwritten rule that requires you to shake up your style and compete with the va-va-voom of the Venetians. Mis it up with a pair of round frames from Chanel’s Spring Summer 2017 collection and enjoy the lenses that have you ticking off two trends at once: pastels and mirrors.
An easy European fashion habit that’s easily adopted by gents is colored trousers and no shade is too bright, too bold or too much. If your style is more laid back, ease yourself into this look with a blue or green cropped pant. Team it with espadrilles and a linen shirt and be on your way.
A sporty sweater is a non-negotiable when packing for a yachting trip and for the tennis fans out there, Lacoste has produced a stylish nod to the game. Super soft and comfortable, this jumper strikes the balance between slim and relaxed fit. Shrug it on with shorts as the evenings draw in.
Smartwatch fans rejoice: Louis Vuitton has joined the revolution. The Tambour Horizon watch is the latest advancement into technology by our favorite French powerhouse and we can’t wait to get one on our wrists. The Tambour Horizon comes in a number of different styles and with a range of straps that can be easily changed. A bonus feature for yachting enthusiasts is that this timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters.
A smart pair of sneakers to kick around the very beautiful Venice in is an absolute must, and our choice is the Cash low top trainer. Made from 100% wool flannel and featuring three iconic Jimmy Choo studs at the heel, these will finish a shorts-and-polo combination with casual flair.