The weather in Venice so far has been cool and intermittently rainy, and there’s more rain in the forecast.
I always wear a silk tank or camisole underneath my sweaters or tops. (Plus size.) Not only do they provide another layer for warmth, but I think they also help keep my tops clean longer. They can be hand washed and will line dry overnight.
In case you’re getting tired of seeing that green jacket…
It was raining steadily when we set out for dinner so I took a quick mirror selfie before putting on my outerwear and scarf. I’m wearing the same pants and sweater as earlier in the day above, just added the silk jacket, boots, and jewelry. I have to confess, after a few days of eating more bread and pasta than I usually do, my jeans were feeling rather snug. I was happy to have these pants along as they comfortably accommodated a little bit of carb bloat, while still looking polished.
I’m really glad I included the weatherproof boots (similar style HERE)! We’ve had more rain and cooler temperatures than normal here for this time of year, and I’ve been wearing them often.
As I mentioned in a prior post What I Wore In Rome, even the Italians are dressing more casually these days. Aside from ubiquitous short puffer jackets, it’s been tough to discern any major style trends, but I’ve observed a couple of “micro trends.” I’ve spotted a few very stylish women wearing wide-legged pants, either cropped or ankle-length in very fluid fabrics. They’re usually worn with low-heeled shoes like brogues or with ankle boots.
The other more discernible trend I’ve noticed on European women is sneakers with metallic trims or finishes. Usually they’re lace-ups, sometimes slip-ons. I’ve seen these on women of all ages, from the Twenty-Something in a pair of bright gold Chuck Taylors, to women in their 60’s with more substantial sneakers with glitter accents. (My Paul Green’s have been working well…supportive enough for all-day walking!)
In tomorrow’s post, I’ll share some of what we’ve been doing and seeing here in La Serenissima…