What makes a travel wardrobe work? There are a number of factors but first and foremost I always try to select pieces that can be worn in multiple combinations. Here are two more of the Italy travel outfits I’ve put together.
Italy travel outfits: Piedmont & Bologna
This longer navy blazer has been a real workhorse on this trip! I purchased it in Italy a few years ago. (Belgian brand SCAPA.) It was quite spendy at the time but I’ve never regretted it. The lightweight wool fabric is comfortable in a range of temperatures. And it doesn’t crease, even after having been packed in a suitcase for days.
Above, I wore over a cashmere sweater out to dinner in the Piedmont region.
And in Bologna, with a lightweight tee. Yes, the sneakers are new, purchased in Milan. 😉 I’ll have a separate post on shopping and discovery of some new brands soon!
I haven’t bothered much with makeup on this trip, because the mask is on and off all day. I do my brows, curl my eyelashes, maybe some mascara, and that’s it.
My travel wardrobe workhorses
Travel hiccups and bumps
While it’s wonderful to be traveling again and we’re really enjoying ourselves, it’s important to keep perspective and remember that no trip is perfect. Unexpected things happen, but we’re grateful they’ve been relatively minor.
Our first two hotels kept the rooms so warm that it was difficult to sleep, so it took us longer than normal to adjust to the 9 hour time zone difference, and left us feeling a big ragged. (Our current spot is quite comfortable.) We’ve each had days where tummies were tender, so highly anticipated meals were skipped.
Driving in Italy has been relatively easy (though we do rely on navigation using google maps on my phone). We arrived in Bologna on Sunday, and it was a bit…interesting getting to our hotel. Combine narrow, Medieval-era streets with Sunday street closures (pedestrians only), and let’s just say we won’t be attempting that again! 😱
Otherwise, we’ve really been enjoying the region. We’ve had two walking tours this week, one in Bologna and one in Modena, and have sampled some amazing food! Today we’ll be exploring on our own, and I’m hoping to visit the Archaological Museum here, which is reputed to have one of the best antiquities collections in the world.
I’ve been posting snippets of our trip on Instagram. Follow me there for more or you can scroll through the images below: