What I wore in: Rome
It’s pretty well known that Italy is full of fashionistas and all-round style queens. Italians love to look impeccably groomed and are slaves to their designer labels. Here’s what I wore when I visited Rome last week and a few tips of what to pack for your own trip!
Daytime looks were quite difficult to achieve as it was literally FREEZING in Rome. The weather in January can be a bit hit and miss and we were really lucky that it stayed sunny and didn’t rain the whole time we were there but it was so cold. My weather app even said “8 degrees (feels like -2)” and it was not wrong.
My daytime looks consisted of my French Connection pastel blue coat with a fur collar, a woolly hat with a pom pom from Bon Prix, my favourite Joni jeans from Topshop (with tights underneath!) and pretty much every layer that I brought with me. If you’re visiting Rome at the same time of year, you really need to pack for every eventuality as it can be quite warm, even t shirt weather. Also, make sure you pack your waterproof coat as you’ll be outside for a lot of the time so you’ll need it if it rains.
I gave my brand new Mulberry Daria Hobo (Christmas present from the boy!) its first outing. It’s the perfect size for a city break as it’s large enough to fit everything in but not an oversized bag that’s too heavy/awkward to carry around. It can also be carried in your hand, over your shoulder or in the crook of your arm so it’s very versatile.
Leave the heels at home! I live in heels day to day usually but I’m so glad that I brought my bright pink Nike trainers from GO Outdoors as we walked almost 50 miles in three days and I wouldn’t have been able to do that in heels. Trainers provided a great level of comfort and cushioning for my tired feet.
Night time looks
I still kept it warm for my night time looks and layered it up (there’s still plenty of walking to be done at night time!) but I added some small heels.
Cape/cardigan: Oasis, Denim dress: Second-hand/vintage (well, acquired from my bestie!), Boots: Ego*.
I didn’t think these thigh high boots were very me at first but now I’m obsessed with them! I kept it classy with a slightly longer hem that covered the top of my boots.
Long sleeved black top: River Island, Denim gilet: Primark, Black leggings: Florence and Fred at Tesco (these are my FAVE leggings for quality, they’re a little bit more expensive than Primark’s but they last about four times as long), Perspex heel peep toe boots: Ego*
These shoes were a perfect height for night times in Rome. I always wear heels (because I’m so tiny) but these ones weren’t too high and were really comfortable as well.