what to wear in italy in the summer

Summer is right around the corner, and many of us are getting ready for a summer trip to Italy, one of the best times to visit this beautiful destination. The sunny days and warm weather offer the perfect opportunity to explore Italy’s stunning landscapes. From the Amalfi Coast to gorgeous cobblestone streets. However, it’s important to know that while the days can get really hot, the evenings can be quite cool. Wearing clothes suitable for this varying weather, like summer dresses and linen shirts, can make your trip more comfortable and overall more enjoyable. So today, I’m sharing a round up of items that I recommend for a stylish and comfortable summer in Italy, including tank tops, long sleeves, versatile pairs of shoes, and more!

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What to Wear in Italy in Summer

When planning what to wear for your summer trip to Italy, it’s important to consider the summer heat and dress codes. Italian style is effortlessly chic, so pack summer dresses, tank tops, and linen shirts to stay cool and stylish. Comfortable pairs of shoes are a must, especially for walking on cobblestone streets. Your Italy packing list should include versatile pieces for both day and night, like long sleeves for cooler evenings and jeans for a more casual look. While flip flops are great for the Amalfi Coast, opt for dressier sandals when visiting cities. Don’t forget to enjoy an Aperol Spritz as you enjoy the beauty of Italy in summer!

22 Best Outfits For Summer In Italy

I’m excited to share 22 chic outfits to wear in Italy this summer. These outfits are perfect for staying stylish and comfortable while exploring Italy’s beautiful cities and beaches.

Red Dress Outfit

A red dress is a perfect way to add a pop of color to a neutral Italy wardrobe. Red is the perfect color for a summer trip to Italy! Whether you opt for a flowy maxi dress or a linen mini dress, these options are great for dressing up or down. A red dress will make you feel stylish and vibrant on your summer vacation, not to mention it will go stylishly with your aperol spritz! If you’re looking for another great way to add a pop of color to your Italy look, check out my post on summer nails for chic nail ideas.

Black shorts Outfit

Black shorts are essential for a summer trip to Italy. This is because they’re incredibly versatile. Dress them up with a vest and black heels for visiting a museum, or dress them down with sneakers and a T-shirt for exploring the city in comfort. Don’t forget to add multiple pairs of shoes to your packing list so that you’re ready for any dress code and occasion.

White trousers Outfit

For your summer trip to Italy, linen trousers are a favorite because they are so breezy and comfortable in the summer heat. I especially love opting for white ones to pair with tank tops or linen shirts. Or you even use them as a cover up over a swimsuit. The options are endless, but a good pair of trousers is essential for visiting Italy.

swimsuit Outfit

Having a few swimsuit outfits is essential for your summer trip to Italy, especially if you’re visiting the Amalfi Coast. Whether you choose a chic one piece paired with a sarong or a two piece with linen pants and a button down shirt, you’ll have plenty of stylish options. There are so many chic swimsuits and cover ups to mix and match, making getting ready easy! Pair these looks with flip flops or sandals, but remember you may be walking on cobblestone streets, so always opt for comfort. And don’t forget to check out my post on beach vacation nails to ensure you’re ready for your Italy beach vacation.

white shorts Outfit

White shorts are another favorite of mine, just like black shorts. They can be mixed and matched to create many different outfits, from elegant to casual. Pair them with a stylish linen shirt and flats for a chic look, or with a simple tank and sneakers for a relaxed vibe. White shorts are versatile and perfect for a summer trip to Italy.

shorts set Outfit

Sets are one of my favorite things to pack for vacations. This is because they are so easy to style and can be mixed and matched. Shorts sets are perfect for summer too. Whether it’s a linen button down and shorts set that’s great as a swim cover up, or a vest and shorts set for a more elegant outfits the options are endless. Longsleeve options are great ways to beat the summer heat and add sun protection. Overall, shorts sets can make packing and styling your outfits so effortless.

black or white maxi dress Outfit

Having a comfy and chic neutral maxi dress is essential for an Italy trip this summer. You can wear it out to dinner with heels and a stylish bag for a classy look. Or it’s also perfect for exploring the town with comfy sandals or white sneakers. A maxi dress is so comfortable and effortless, making it perfect to style for any occasion.

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