Italian Inspired: Black Bodysuit, Red Vintage Polka Dot A-line Skirt, Classic Oversized Straw Hat, Gold Sphere Earrings, Round Rattan Bag, Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses, and Leaf Detail Rose Gold Sandals

One of my favorite aspects of traveling is the ability to collect unique jewelry and clothing pieces to introduce into my wardrobe.  Not only do they become a memento from travel, but they are often different from anything I would find at home.

While exploring Varenna on a rainy day, I came upon the loveliest boutique tucked away along a cliffside street named Varenna Store.  I know, its name seems a bit obvious, but this little place had the most beautiful jewelry as well as linen, cotton and silk pieces.  Needless to say, I came home with quite a few goodies for both myself and others.  Among my favorite items, was a vintage style red polka dot A-line skirt.  The fabric and tailoring is unlike anything I have found at home – what can I say, nothing compares to Italian fabric and tailoring.  So, on one of our last days in Lake Como, I couldn’t wait to create a look truly inspired by my surroundings.

To ensure the skirt was the star of the look, I paired it with a black v-wire bodysuit that served to accentuate the shape and color of the skirt.  For accessories, I opted for classics – oversized brim straw hat, gold sphere earrings and gold medallion necklace.  To keep the overall look breezy, I carried my favorite round rattan bag and tied an Italian silk scarf from Pinko for a little color and extra vintageyness.  Finally, I wore a pair of rose gold leaf details sandals.

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The simple black bodysuit is perfect with a skirt, jeans or shorts.
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Nothing is more classic than an oversized straw hat and a-line skirt.
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The black bodsuit is a great way to emphasize the red a-line skirt.
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Gold accessories are always a classic choice.
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Strolling down the streets of Varenna, Italy.
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A little shade from the sun.
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All the beautiful nooks throughout Varenna, Italy.
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Inspired by classic italian style.
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Tying a silk scarf on a rattan bag will give it a pop of color and elevate the look.
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To dress down the look, try a pair of knotted flat sandals.
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Metallic leaf detail sandals are neutral yet interesting.
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Nothing like a classic oversized straw hat.
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The full a-line skirt create the appearance of a narrow waist.
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Gold sphere earrings offer a statement without being overwhelming.
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Nothing like these mountain views.
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Red and black offer a great stylish contrast.
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All smiles exploring Lake Como, Italy.
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The blue silk scarf offered a little visua interest to this otherwise black and red look.
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Varenna, Italy.
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All the beautiful things.

– S H O P  M Y  L O O K –

Top || Free People Pippa V-Wire Bodysuit || Skirt | Varenna, Italy, similar styles here, here and here || Hat | Lulus, similar styles here, here and here || Earrings | Revolve, similar styles here, here and here || Sunglasses | YSL Kate Sunglasses | Necklace | Child of Wild Holy Traveler Necklace || Bag | Ellen & James Round Rattan Basket Bag || Scarf | PINKO Silk Square Scarf || Shoes | Zara

Photography | Ksenia Photo Lab

Location | Varenna, Italy

LOVE-M.Y.

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