Step Aside, French Girls: Italian-Girl Style is the Internet’s Latest Craze

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Italian fashion pieces assembled in a collage
Graphics by: Aryana Johnson

Summer always brings the desire to dress a little more… Mediterranean. Whether it be because we’re trying to manifest a Mamma Mia summer or just because the weather calls for breezy dresses, minimal makeup, and undone hair, European fashion feels most covetable in the warmer months. All this to say, it makes sense that TikTok’s latest fashion craze centers around Italian-girl style. 

We’re used to the wardrobes of French women being endlessly aspirational, but Italian women entering the fashion conversation is a blessing we didn’t know we needed. While French fashion tends to feature elevated basics, low-maintenance beauty, and perfectly undone styling, Italian-girl fashion takes a bolder turn—and is absolutely perfect for summer. We’re breaking it all down here.

 

What is Italian-girl style?

We got a deep glimpse into Italian style last summer, when it felt like everyone and their mother took a summer trip to Italy. Whether you’re taking a cue from the contents of your favorite influencers’ checked bags or Italian women themselves—like Chiara Ferragni and Veronica Ferraro—the core of the aesthetic remains the same.

Italian fashion lives closer to maximalism, with bold prints, statement accessories, and luxe fabrics making up the core of it. Be it on the coast of Amalfi or the cobblestone streets of Rome, natural fabrics, infusions of bright colors and patterns, and effortless silhouettes make up the wardrobes of Italian women. 

Italian style also brushes shoulders with quiet luxury, with pieces like linen sundresses, airy skirts, and detailed blouses being in the rotation, too. It’s a vibe that prioritizes fun and effortlessness over all else. 

 

How To Nail It

As you’re gearing up for summer and preparing your wardrobe, it’s time to do as the Romans do. These Italian-girl-inspired summer pieces will help you nail the aesthetic to a T. 

 

Tops

Dissh

Twisted Knit Top

3 colors available

J. Crew

Twist-Front Tank

2 colors available

J. Crew

Sweater Tank

2 colors available

Dissh

Rowan Vest

3 colors available

Mango

Pocket Linen Shirt

3 colors available

Mango

Linen Shirt

4 colors available

 

Bottoms

J. Crew

Pull-On Linen Shorts

3 colors available

Everlane

Satin Shorts

3 colors available

Mango

Linen Culottes

4 colors available

Banana Republic

Poplin Skirt

2 colors available

Everlane

Cotton Belted Pants

3 colors available

Dissh

Linen Pants

4 colors available

Everlane

Relaxed Chino Pants

3 colors available

Mango

Straight Linen Pants

2 colors available

 

Dresses

Mango

Knot Dress

2 colors available

Mango

Belted Linen Dress

2 colors available

J. Crew

High-Neck Linen Dress

3 colors available

Dissh

Milahn Midi Dress

6 colors available

DIssh

Linen Midi Dress

3 colors available

J. Crew

Button-Front Linen Dress

2 colors available

J. Crew

A-Line Midi Dress

2 colors available

J. Crew

V-Neck Slip Dress

6 colors available

J. Crew

Tank Dress

3 colors available

Eloquii

Satin Tube Dress

2 colors available

 

Shoes & Accessories

Mango

Natural Fiber Clutch

2 colors available

Mango

Bucket Crochet Bag

3 colors available

J. Crew

Knotted Rope Tote

4 colors available

J. Crew

Marseille Tote

3 colors available

J. Crew

Sedona Basket Bag

2 colors available

J. Crew

Valeria Tote

3 colors available

Nisolo

Carry-All Handwoven Satchel

2 colors available

J. Crew

Summer Straw Hat

2 colors available

J. Crew

Oversized Silk Bandana

2 colors available

J. Crew

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

2 colors available

Everlane

Crossover Sandals

4 colors available

Everlane

Endless Summer Sandals

4 colors available

 

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