Street Style in Italy

Street Style Italy (5 van 6)Forgive me my lack of camera skills. I shot these pictures to make a Street Style in Italy post in only an hour. I could hardly communicate with the lovely ladies as not everybody spoke English as well as Daniela does. So explaining why I was photographing was also hard. Still, I like you to get an impression of what the women were wearing in Turin. I can tell you… there were a lot more to choose from than in The Netherlands.

Above: a cute dress, a coat which enhances her figure and doesn’t interfere with the dress. Beautiful accessories. That is how it is done.

Below: I love the way her grey jacket and dress form an unity while it isn’t a suit.woman in greyBelow: this lady might not be young, but she hasn’t given up caring about her looks. Street Style Italy (3 van 6)Below: I wasn’t quick enough to take a picture of the front of the coat, but I loved the colour, the boldness and the pleats in the back. So you get to see it.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: a bit of a vague picture. I adore light coloured boots in summer (not many people do 😀  ). And I like the proportions of her outfit. An example of being elegant on flat shoes. It looks effortless.Street Style Italy (2 van 6)Below: OK, if you have a figure like that, you can wear anything.Street Style Italy (1 van 6)Below: talking about chic!!! How about this? She even has a good looking man to enhance her beauty.SAMSUNG CSCBelow: it looks simple, but she managed to put three patterns in one outfit and it works.Street Style Italy (1 van 1) Below: you had not seen Daniela in her blue dress yet. If we are talking about Italian elegance, she must be included. Street Style Italy (1 van 3)Below: now for the next two photos. They are a bit special. The lady in black was a wedding guest.Street Style Italy (2 van 3)Below: And this is the bride (with her father) and her bridesmaid.Street Style Italy (3 van 3)Below: this last picture is not an Italian woman, it is Marianne. I showed a funny, but less flattering, picture of her in this post. I thought I would make it up by showing what she usually looks like.Marianne dress


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  1. 17 May 2015 / 19:09

    Thanks for giving me my fun of people watching without having to leave the house! I love the fact that Italian women dress up & care what they look like! I had to laugh when you said “with a figure like that she can wear anything”….but at least she’s wearing nice clothes and not crummy jeans & a t-shirt (like I see so much here in the States). jodie
    ps…I miss seeing you in this collage!
    pps…Marianne’s dress is fabulous!!!

    • Greetje
      17 May 2015 / 20:22

      You are right Jodie, the beautiful lady could have chosen baggy jeans and an old T-shirt too.
      I am never in a post about Street Style. That is your moment of rest from me.
      With Marianne in it, I am bending the “rules” a bit.

    • 2 June 2015 / 21:27

      I was wondering whether you were referring to the man or the woman in the “you can wear anything” post. They both had fine figures and were well-dressed.

      • Greetje
        2 June 2015 / 22:53

        I was referring to the woman, but you are right, they are both beautiful and well dressed.

  2. 17 May 2015 / 19:41

    Ah Italy…the land of well dressed women : )

    Nice to have a peak through your camera lens here.

    I’m trying to study how that well dressed gentleman had his puff. Looks very cool.


    • Greetje
      17 May 2015 / 20:24

      I don’t get you in… “had his puff”??? Language barrier here.

      • 17 May 2015 / 22:57

        Pocket square if you will : )

        • Greetje
          18 May 2015 / 20:08

          Ah… a pochet ! Got you now.

  3. monee
    17 May 2015 / 20:40

    Oh I just got such nice memories from my staying in North Italy years ago. I think that you have to be less shy by taking People photos, go and take them from the front. You got the eye to see beautyness and style!

    • Greetje
      17 May 2015 / 21:27

      Oh Monee, I have no problems whatsoever about approaching people. Quite the contrary haha. I was just in a hurry and also a few photos of lovely ladies who did pose for me, turned out bad. Which is why this Street Style post is not that good.
      If you type Street Style in my Search box on the right side of the blog, you will find previous posts I did in Amsterdam. And if you type Italy in the Search box, you will get a few more posts about Italy.

  4. 17 May 2015 / 22:12

    I pinned so many of these…I love posts like this!! The first lady though is a look I love! I need to find a way to mimic this…just love it!

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:11

      I think becauce they are the right colours, the hourglass shape. I don’t know. But I am glad you like the post, even though it is not up to my Street Style standard.

  5. Marianne
    17 May 2015 / 22:42

    Good gracious me. Me as a dessert in an Italian street style post. I could have done a lot worse. I certainly like how Italian men and women dress themselves. Very stylish and never over the top. You gave a very good impression. Simplicity and good tailoring is I think there secret.

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:12

      As it is about stylish women, you certainly belong in this post.

  6. 18 May 2015 / 05:21

    Lovely photos Greetje. Always so great to see streetstyle in other countries. Italian women always look so good. Marianne looks gorgeous too!

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:13

      I have good motives to try and “send you” to Italy haha.

  7. Happiness at Mid Life
    18 May 2015 / 07:30

    It’s always great to people watch and seeing different styles from different countries. These are some stylish ladies that you captured.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:13

      The whole country is filled with stylish women.

  8. 18 May 2015 / 09:04

    This post really surprises me! I didn’t realize you were taking so many street style photos during your staying here!! And many thanks for including me in your selection!!
    I have never noticed all that elegange in the city … and I think I wouldn’t be able to stop people for shooting with your grace!! ( I know you will laugh when you read, but it’s true!!! )

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:15

      I shot a lot of them while I was sitting at the restaurant where we had lunch. Just used my lens to zoom in without them noticing it.

  9. myemptybag
    18 May 2015 / 10:14

    Italian women always look so so pretty, elegant and fashion. I really like their style! lovely pics Gretje, congratulations!!!

    My fashion blog

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:15

      I dare say Spanish women also know a thing or two about style. True or not?

  10. 18 May 2015 / 12:12

    Italy and fashion go so close together. I love all these pics. I was amazed by how wonderful men dressed in Italy too.
    Glad to be back, dear Greetje

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:16

      Oh yes, the men in Italy are something else. You should see the husband of Daniela… He is perfect in his dressing. Not over the top or gay, just really well dressed. I love it.

  11. Elaine
    18 May 2015 / 13:16

    Thank you for posting these wonderful photos of Italian style. Please give yourself more credit as a photographer! My favorites are #1 – her look is perfection, #7 – so elegant, #8 – individual and creative. Daniela looks great in her dress. She reminds me to leave the jeans in the closet and wear more dresses.

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:19

      Daniela has the same effect on me. Because of her I am wearing more dresses and skirts again. The ladies of photo 1 and 7 posed for me. I asked them to. And that way I get better photos. Most of them, however, were quick snapshots. You should type “Street Style” in my Search box and see the photos of Amsterdam women. Much better.

  12. 18 May 2015 / 15:58

    Hi Greetje, thank you for your pics! As an Italian woman I can say it’s easy to see well dressed people in our towns.
    If you like to see my pics of the Italian street style visit

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:24

      Oh yes Rita, I had a look at your Street Style photos. They are great. I especially liked the man in black and white checks (March 26) and the woman with the light coloured coat and the hat (April 2). Indeed, well dressed women (and men), they are not hard to find in Italy.

  13. 18 May 2015 / 17:04

    I loved seeing legs in elegant stockings. Here in the states many women have sadly stopped wearing them even when our bare legs are not so pretty anymore.

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:25

      I agree. I always wear stockings myself. Unless it gets really hot, then I give in. But I certainly agree with you, my bare legs aren’t half as pretty as with stockings.

    • Greetje
      18 May 2015 / 20:27

      Well Denton, thanks for the compliment, but I liked my Street Style photos of Amsterdam better. The best photos from this post are the two women who posed for me (nr. 1 and 7). And even number one is not very sharp. Photographing Daniela was a challenge for me as it is indoors. Still a problem. I am a long way away from being a good photographer. But I am happy trying to improve.

  14. 18 May 2015 / 21:23

    “Italian” and “elegance” just go hand in hand, don’t they? I enjoyed these pictures, and thanks for sharing them with Visible Monday, xo.

    • Greetje
      19 May 2015 / 05:52

      I hope to do some more Street Style post again now that summer is approaching. It is still cold and rainy here… Sigh.

    • Greetje
      19 May 2015 / 05:56

      The Italian weather, the Italian food, the Italian design… they are doing pretty good. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so firmly rooted and could just pack up and live there.

  15. 19 May 2015 / 00:32

    Through the wonderful lens of Greetje, ha, you are able to capture some of the most true and fun street style posts out there. You seriously know the right ones to capture and engage us all as if we were right next to you. I believe it’s that wonderful outgoing personality you have.
    You once again, reminded me how Italian women can so effortlessly look gorgeous. They simply know the the right combinations. The first photo demonstrates this to the T. But that little bridesmaid. . . talk about adorable and that incredible dress she is wearing, almost takes away from the bride. Well, in my opinion, it did take away from the bride. Dan, is one amazingly beautiful women. Thank you, my cute friend for another fun street style post.

    • Greetje
      19 May 2015 / 05:59

      I wouldn’t mind becoming the next Satorialist haha. Nah, never gonna happen. I don’t even know how the camera works. What ai do know is I love doing these reports.
      What you said about the little bridesmaid were my thoughts exactly.

  16. elle
    19 May 2015 / 01:25

    What a fun post, You have such good eye in from of the camera and behind it!
    My favorites were of the woman wearing three shades of beige, and patterns, looking chic and splendid, and her escort was so dashing, too.
    Yes, the blue dress on Daniella, is stunning and simple. that IS how it is done. The first picture shows a lovely ensemble ;you do get the sense that she styled this without effort.
    And I do love the skinny girl in the cool yellow jacket, yes, she can wear anything, but i love what she choose.
    And last, not least, is the lady in black who is getting on in years. Love the black ob black , sensible boots, (cool choice,) and the pretty lace detail of her cardigan.
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      19 May 2015 / 06:02

      And these pictures were all done in a hurry, in an hour. As Dan said, she didn’t even realize I was taking so many. If I had had morre time, you would have been more amazed. But I wanted to spend the time with Dan as you can imagine.

  17. 20 May 2015 / 17:49

    These ladies are so elegant and stylish! Nothing like in Scandinavia, where most women look like they couldn’t care less 🙁 It’s so inspiring to see how different they are, yet all equally polished and put together. Amazing, and well done for taking these great photos Greetje!

    • Greetje
      20 May 2015 / 17:59

      You do realize that I only photograph those ladies who stand out…. But as I said, there are a lot more of them than in The Netherlands. I have been quite lucky in Amsterdam (see other Street Style posts via my search box), but it took more time.

  18. 21 May 2015 / 07:11

    Again, you have outdone yourself with your street style photos, Greetje. You like the posed figures but I like the candid shots just as well. I’m just stunned by how many fantastic outfits you’ve captured, including the beautiful shots of Marianne and Dan. And yes, I’m very impressed by the men’s style as well.
    I like this better than Sartorialist – he tends to pose his models, who are often also models.
    The wedding photo is brilliant, it captures everything good about the day, the father, the bride, the little girl, the guests, all with smiles on their faces and wearing their best.
    Thanks for this.

    • Greetje
      21 May 2015 / 22:17

      Glad you enjoyed it Melanie. I think photographing real people (as in no models or want-to-be-a-model) is what readers of blogs prefer. I might be wrong, but I like it, it is my blog so I get to choose (love the power haha).

  19. Evaline
    24 May 2015 / 02:21

    Grazie, Greetje! This post brought me so much enjoyment! Please do more of these, with more Italian men, too. Just loved the variety of styles.

    • Greetje
      24 May 2015 / 19:27

      Oh please, spare my wallet Evaline. More Italian street style means I have to go back to Italy. And the shoes and clothes are too tempting there. I will go back of course, to see Dan, but looking at my bank account… not too soon haha.

  20. 6 June 2015 / 18:50

    You made a good use of your travel to take those photos. I was in Milan during Cristmas and I enjoyed Italian style and cofee tons. Nothing like Italian old ladies. They are so lovely, you just want to hug. Women our age surely look well groomed and know how to play their assets. I come from Greece and our dress style is hugely influenced by Italian style, so I also realised during my travel that Greek women dress with tons of style.

    • Greetje
      6 June 2015 / 23:17

      Hi Angie, nice of you to comment. I had no idea your dress style was influenced by the Italian style. On the other hand… aren’t they influencing everybody? Milan and Paris… they are great for our style.

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