My Italy travel outfits for autumn (so far)... - une femme d'un certain âge

Out and about in Milan and Piedmont, Italy

Susan B. in the Galleria in Milan wearing a long navy blazer, striped tee, silk scarf, jeans and sneakers.

We’ve had a pretty full schedule since our arrival in Italy a few days ago. Our time in Milan was too short, and we’ve bookmarked this city for another visit in the future.

For those who have asked, we were on the move almost the entire time, and I wasn’t able to spend some leisurely time at a cafe to snap street styles. 🙁 I will do my best to carve out some time in future cities on our itinerary. (Don’t worry, this is a top priority in Paris! 😉 )

My Italy travel outfits (so far)…

above, Milan 1: scarf | tee | jacket (similar) | jeans (similar) | sneakers

Susan B. in Milan wearing an ivory down jacket, red sweater, plaid jeans, and brown ankle boots.

Milan 2: jacket | sweater (similar) | jeans | boots (similar)

Italy travel outfit: Susan B. standing in front of a Medieval wall wearing an ivory down jacket, blue jeans, and a leopard print scarf.

Piedmont 1: scarf | jacket | sweater (navy) | jeans (similar) | sneakers

I’m SO glad I packed this jacket as one of my wild cards! I’ve worn it almost every day here. The weather is mild during the day, but can get quite cool nights and mornings (especially out here in the countryside).

I’ve worn each of the sweaters at least once, and each of the pants. (I’ll definitely be repeating some combos, so will get more photos to share.)

Click here to see my full Italy travel wardrobe for autumn

Snippets of Italy

The internet where we’re staying gets hung up periodically, so rather than trying to upload more photos, here are two of my latest Instagram posts, which should give you a little taste of what we’ve been up to.

(Just click the small arrow at the right side to scroll through the “slideshow.” There are a few videos in the mix, recommend watching with sound on.)


Wine tour with Diwine Tour (highly recommend!!):

Today we’re off to explore some nearby villages and a medieval castle, and tomorrow, a truffle hunt!

Stay in touch.

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  1. Lyn
    October 15, 2021 / 3:48 am

    Love all your outfits , looks like your travel wardrobe is working out well .
    Enjoying all your pictures on Instagram giving us a taste of travelling with you . Some very interesting places you’re visiting . Have fun today.

    • Susan Blakey
      October 15, 2021 / 8:26 am

      Thanks, Lyn!

  2. October 15, 2021 / 4:40 am

    Glad your travel choices were sensible ones! You look terrific and you look comfortable too!
    The best !

    • Susan Blakey
      October 15, 2021 / 8:26 am

      Thanks, Paulette!

  3. Peg
    October 15, 2021 / 5:11 am

    What size is your jacket. I’m usually between a small and medium….

    • Lyn
      October 15, 2021 / 6:56 am

      Uniqlo’s website gives you actual garment measurements to help you decide. I wish they all did. Much better than relying on descriptions like “fitted” or “relaxed”. I am also between sizes. At 5’2″ and about 125 lbs, I have a M and a L. The M fits and looks better. The L gives me extra room to layer underneath. I always pack one of these. They don’t take up much space, they weigh nothing, and they are surprisingly warm.

    • Susan Blakey
      October 15, 2021 / 8:26 am

      I’m wearing the Medium. I found this piece runs a little small.

      • Sierra Delta
        October 15, 2021 / 2:15 pm

        I agree that it runs small. I’m 5’7″, 134 lbs., 32 F bra size, and the Medium closes but gaps slightly at the bust, which I find annoyingly sloppy. The Large allows me to wear a wool sweater comfortably underneath, and I prefer the ease and neatness. It’s not the size that matters, it’s the fit!

        Quick question, Susan: what color is your jacket?

  4. Lisa B
    October 15, 2021 / 5:31 am

    Love Milan, my favorite Italian city and home of my ancestors. You look great and very pulled together. Going to Rome in November and then Milan to visit the family.

  5. Janice
    October 15, 2021 / 7:52 am

    Hi Susan, love traveling vicariously through you ! Have been hesitant to travel abroad these days but you make it sound and look good !
    Your white jacket … is that from the current season color palette ? They offer a “Natural” but it looks a little darker than yours.

    • Susan Blakey
      October 15, 2021 / 8:25 am

      Hi Janice, thanks! This jacket is from a prior season, so the color choices now may be slightly different.

  6. Eve
    October 15, 2021 / 8:55 am

    What fun to follow you around. You look great and I love seeing the places you choose to visit. Enjoy it all!

  7. Carla W.
    October 15, 2021 / 10:44 am

    More love for the Uniqlo puffer! Two years ago I bought one in a warm beige whilst enroute Toronto to Seattle. It turned into a wardrobe workhorse, so this summer I picked up the off-white colour. My colouring (60 yo redhead) is similar to yours, Susan. I LOVE your palette. Can’t wait to travel abroad once again. Not feeling brave enough yet.

  8. Barbara K
    October 15, 2021 / 12:55 pm

    Love your pictures! Always get good inspiration from you. We leave for Paris next week. I’ve got my Uniqlo beige puffer all set to wear on it’s own or under my rain slicker. Safe travels.

  9. Eva Popovich
    October 16, 2021 / 4:58 am

    Isn’t it wonderful to be traveling again?
    I’m going to Boston next week and very excited. I know Milan is far more exciting, but for that I have your blog, for now!
    Keep your observations and stories coming, please!
    Enjoy a passagiatta for me!

  10. Trace
    October 17, 2021 / 11:14 pm


  11. Julie
    October 27, 2021 / 7:59 am

    You look comfortable and stylish. I love your 3/4 black coat and your white puffer. We returned from Paris a couple weeks ago. Love that city!

  12. Christie
    November 6, 2021 / 9:35 am

    Looks like a great trip! We plan to visit Milan and the Piedmont area next year. Do you have any hotel or dining suggestions?

    • Susan Blakey
      November 6, 2021 / 9:40 am

      Yes, I’m going to be recapping some of our favorite accommodations, restaurants and activities. Look for more posts in the coming weeks.

      • Christie
        November 6, 2021 / 10:01 am

        Great and thanks!

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