What to Pack: Vacation in Florence

Dress for a Florence Summer Vacation

I’ve worn this dress a zillion times, at least. I love the cheerful print in the subtle colors, the fitted waist, and the full skirt. It’s a wildly versatile dress, and looks great belted, with a cardigan, with boots, and with tights. That’s why when I was browsing some street style photos of Florence, I thought, “this dress needs to go on vacation…in Florence!” So, here I begin a little series on what to pack for your various summer trips. I will share some key pieces that will fit into your suitcase and can be worn multiple ways and make you feel like a native wherever your travels take you.

A Full Skirt: Florence is an artsy city where the men wear snappy suits and the women wear full, colorful, vintage-looking skirts. Florentine women wear outfits that are simple and mostly unadorned, but punctuated by interesting prints and colors. Many of the fashion-forward ladies are wearing skirts slightly longer, to the mid-calf, as well. It’s easy to throw a dress like this on during your trip and just as easy to top it off with a little blazer or cardigan, simple stud earrings, and red lipstick. None of those items will take up much space in your suitcase, either! You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so this kind of skirt will keep you cool, comfortable, AND will prevent you from feeling out of place among the locals.

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Dress for a Florence Summer Vacation

Dress for a Florence Summer Vacation

Dress: Vintage (Beacon's Closet, Brooklyn), Shoes: BC, Earrings: KS

Dress for a Florence Summer Vacation

August 15, 2011

8 Responses to What to Pack: Vacation in Florence

  1. Jennifer K. says:

    I love that print and the color. I’m watching a lot of Mad Men right now, so I’m in love with anything with a full skirt.

  2. NodToStyle says:

    what an awesome service! i love it. hmmm, wonder what you’d suggest for India….

  3. laura says:

    I LOVE THIS DRESS! I would also love to go to Florence :) You’re totally right– a full skirt matches the aesthetic!

  4. Linda says:

    Why do you have to look so amazing in everything? I love the dress– the fit, the print, the length. GAH! If we weren’t friends I would start a rumor about you in the girls’ restroom. Hehe.

  5. I love, love, love this dress. You’re right. It would be perfect for a trip to Florence. And the fit is perfect and figure flattering. You look great!

  6. Katy says:

    LOVE this dress! It’s one of those that is stunning the moment you put it on and needs little extra to make it look fab! These classic pieces are the best and oh-so perfect for vacation attire! – Katy

  7. Be very glad we don’t wear the same size. I would totally break into your closet to steal that dress!!! You look so lovely :)

  8. Jamie Rose says:

    I really love that dress. It fits you so nicely and has a perfect, classic shape. Plus it has a fun print! It’s definitely something to wear on a vacation in Europe

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