I’m excited to find a few new outfits for our upcoming trip to Italy. I already have some great pieces, which will work for any weather and terrain, but you can’t fault me for also wanting the perfect dress.
As many of you know, we are staying in a Home Exchange among the foothills of Baveno and a hotel in the Italian Alps of Courmayeur, Italy this summer. I’ll check the weather when our dates get closer, but we expect temperatures to range from 79 degrees to 62 degrees in Baveno and 76 degrees to 26 degrees in Courmayeur. That’s quite the change in temperature, so in today’s post I’ll share tips to help you look great and pack light, so you’ll look pretty and feel fabulous.
Learn more about our Home Exchange to Italy and other ways to save on travel below:
Personalized Stylist – DailyLook
I decided to get a little help finding outfits for our three-week trip to Northern Italy, so I reached out to DailyLook. They are a premium styling service that offers quality clothing, a personal stylist, and more perks than other styling services. After completing the style quiz, I enrolled and will receive my first box of 12 customized items in about two weeks. Each box has a $40 styling fee, which can be applied toward items that you decide to keep. That means the service is free if you make a purchase. Plus, you’ll get discounts for the more items you buy.
The pretty DailyLook below would be great for my trip to Italy, although those shoes won’t work on cobblestone streets:
You’ll want to take their style quiz in the link below, but here are a few perks that convinced me to try DailyLook:
- Women’s sizes XS – 3X, and 0 – 24
- Up to 12 premium items per box
- Flexible delivery frequency
- Hand-picked clothes from your own stylist
- A variety of clothing to fit your style, body and lifestyle
- Once your box arrives, you have 5 days to choose what you love and return the rest
- Free shipping both ways
- Established brands and up-and-coming designers
I do not have an unlimited budget, so I’ll be packing some of my favorite pieces for this trip. The leather moto-jacket, Free People tangerine shirt, and white, high-waisted jeans would be perfect for our stay in Baveno. Please note that many churches in Europe expect you to dress a bit more modestly, so plan to cover your shoulders and leave the mini-skirts and short-shorts for another day.
Personalized Color Analysis
Below I share a few more outfits from my existing wardrobe, which includes clothing that are the right colors and preferred fit for me. Having your colors analyzed is a great investment, as your personalized colors never change. Your colors will work throughout your entire life, even if you change your hair color.
Learn more about color below:
These shorts from Anthropologie and the Boden top are cute and super comfortable. I have an attractive pair of Taos green sneakers that will be perfect for days when I’ll be walking a lot.
Pictured below is the same top as above and the high-waisted jeans from Free People.
In the pictures below, you’ll see my go-to outfits for days spent hiking trails in the mountains. I find a lot of great affordable options at Duluth, Eddie Bauer, REI, and other outdoor retail stores. The colors are a little off in the pictures, but all my favorite colors are here, including green, orange, brown, purple/pink, and blue. Since blue is not my most flattering color, I save it for pants and jeans.
Here are a few more looks that work for me, as well as my personalized colors:
I love the Boden tangerine shirt and Free People High-waisted jeans pictured below.
Our goal is to have one large, checked bag and one European carry-on for our trip to Italy this year. Please note that carry-on sizes are smaller than the U.S, so you’ll want to check before traveling. To reduce the amount of luggage, I’ll limit my bottoms (3-4) and bring several tops (6-10) that I can mix and match. I’ll also bring one or two dresses, as well as a fleece and waterproof jackets.
- Bottoms: Lightweight hiking pants, jeans, and shorts
- Tops: Shelf-bra tanks, button-down, long sleeve shirts, and one or two nicer blouses
- Outerwear: Lightweight fleece jacket and waterproof jacket, which should be plenty with the layers I’m planning to bring
- Shoes: Comfort is key on cobblestone pathways and trails, so I’ll bring Taos sneakers, waterproof sandals, and hiking boots
- Miscellaneous: Lightweight pads for my tanks, lightweight wool socks, and any prescriptions
- Save space and pick up toiletires, like deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, etc. when you reach your destination instead of packing them
- Use packing cubes to condense clothing and fit more into your suitcase. Once you’re at your hotel, just put the cubes in a drawer and you’re all set.
I’ve already received a preview of my first DailyLook box. I’ve removed three items, which is the maximum amount you can remove in the preview and added notes to help my stylist choose better selections next time. I’m excited about a few of the pieces and as long as they fit, the $40 stylist fee will be discounted from my purchase.
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