What to Pack for Milan, Italy

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Black Camisole • H&M | Graphic Band Tee • Mango | White Blouse • Gap | Striped Shirt • & Other Stories | Black Blouse • H&M | Oversized Tan Sweater • H&M | Black Pullover • H&M | Grey Cardigan • Zara | Blazer • Mango | Dark Denim • Banana Republic | Casual Denim • Gap | Black Pants • H&M | Black Velvet Dress • & Other Stories | Coats • Mango | Reversible Check Scarf • Nordstrom | Black Scarf • Nordstrom | Knit Hat • Sole Society | Sunglasses • Nordstrom rack | Oxfords • Munro | Sneakers • Converse | Booties • Toms | Burgundy Purse • Target | Striped Crossbody • Target |


First and foremost I centred this entire list around the jacket. I love it. I want it. It’s amazing. I let it be front and center and be the statement piece that it is born to be 😉

I know that it is probably a little “too much” for many but I couldn’t resist. The person that I made this for loves bold pieces, and I think that the jacket checked that box with a big sharpie.

They have saved for 3 years to have this dream trip to Milan at Christmas and New Years, and they wanted wardrobe help.

I put together some pieces for this travel capsule wadrobe that fit their style description, and would work for touring around Milan, but also for fancier dinners and New Years celebrations. I chose a long velvet wrap dress in black (also comes in blue) because velvet is such a decadent fabric, but is also perfect for colder weather.

Throwing in a couple of pairs of jeans are a must if you want a casual vibe, and black pants to pull an outfit together in a quick pinch.

A few sweaters for warmth, and a gorgeous cardigan from Zara. Both the burgundy satchel bag and the striped crossbody fit the theme well and are from Target. They are fab (with a fab price as well). I love finding great items in unexpected places for a great price.

For shoes I went with velvet again with the Converse which is a fun twist, and a pair of Oxford (or are they brogues because of the toe detailing?), and some boots.

Add some travel accessories like scarves for warmth, a hat, and some sunnies. Gloves might also be a good idea and leather ones would look awesome with the jacket.

How do you feel about a bold statement jacket?

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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. A George Brown College Fashion Styling Graduate, she provides advice on finding your personal style regardless of age and budget. She is always on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece and is a vintage and thrifting enthusiast who can't wait to share her newest finds. She is also trying to learn French.

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