Street Style in Turin, Italy

Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (20)_LRThe pity with this post is that I didn’t get enough good photos to do a proper Street Style post. Not because there weren’t enough gorgeous looking women around but because I was in the wrong spot for taking pictures most of the time. And as I was in Turin to spend time with Daniela, I didn’t want to put too much time and effort into it.

As Street Style photographers know, it takes skill, time and dedication to get the right pictures. So be it, you will have to do with these pictures. You’ll get to see the good ones first and as you go through the post, the quality gets poorer. But I can tell you… Italians do know how to dress.

Above: this dear lady posed for me and told us that she got a lot of stylish items from the brand Marella (a Max Mara label). Dan and I nodded in acknowledgement.

Below: “You see?” Dan said to me, “This is Italian elegance for you.” I couldn’t agree more. Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (17)_LRBelow: a bit of a dangerous style for my taste, but she clearly put effort in looking good. Didn’t just sling on an old T-shirt en put on some out-of-shape jeans.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (1)_LRBelow: I took a picture of this lady in another town near Turin. Dan said “I don’t think she will consent to having her picture taken. This is a smaller town than Turin.” But she did, bless her. Gorgeous boots, earrings, coat and clutch to balance the jeans. (You’d think all Italian women are handsome don’t you?)Street Style Turin (1)_LRBelow: colour in the street. See how well that bag matches the coat and necklace?Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (2)_LRBelow: OK, cheating a bit here as they are clearly a lot younger than 40.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (9)_LRBelow: a vague and hasty picture but you just have to see the shoes. All Italian women put the emphasis on shoes and certainly on the bag. I don’t think I have seen one woman in Turin without a proper, good looking bag.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (10)_LRBelow: throwing on a scarf can be a form of art. Love her short hairstyle too.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (4)_LRBelow: no idea what her age is, but the SHOES!! So nice.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (3)_LRBelow: I only caught her back…. such a shame. Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (12)_LRBlack and white was clearly a well-loved combination. As you will see from here on.

Below: she was very good looking and I could only get a picture of her just before she got into her house. It was the coat that attracted me.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (18)_LRBelow: pictures are getting worse …. (just warning you). I love her booties.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (7)_LRBelow: I couldn’t get a good clear shot, but loved the black (faux?) fur coat of this lady. Three quarter length sleeves is very trendy. They go nicely with the long gloves which are now in fashion.Street Style TurinBelow: black and white and some fun in the sweater.Street Style Turin2Below: vague picture. Elegance with the scarf. Black/white/grey.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (14)_LRBelow: she looked better in real life. But again, the face, the hair.. gorgeous Italian woman.Street Style Turin Oct 2015 (19)_LRNext week I will show you a skirt I bought with Dan in Turin.


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  1. 8 November 2015 / 16:53

    I really enjoyed this post! I think you captured some beautiful street styles in Turin! Thanks for sharing!

    Looking forward to next week to see what you bought! 🙂

    • Greetje
      8 November 2015 / 21:25

      I very much enjoy making such posts. So glad you enjoyed it.

    • Greetje
      8 November 2015 / 21:25

      My pleasure entirely dear Pam.

  2. Rebecca
    8 November 2015 / 18:56

    Italian women are certainly elegant and well put together. Unfortunately many of the women here in NYC seem bent on wearing athletic outfits and carrying plastic bottles of water everywhere! I agree that the shoes and bags are beautiful. Thanks for the photos.

    • Greetje
      8 November 2015 / 21:27

      I so regret not having been able to photograph one particular woman who was breathtaking. As well in beauty as in outfit. Black and white (of course) with heels you don’t want to stand on, let alone walking. She could however. And elegantly.

  3. 8 November 2015 / 20:59

    Greetje, what a feast for the eyes. These women are all not just elegant, but so stylish. Oh how I love to see clothes put together so beautifully and artistically as this. Thank you for sharing the street style from Italy. I’ve been to Venice, but it was minus 9 degrees and all the women were muffled up in furs and puffa jackets, so you couldn’t see much else beyond coats and boots. (I was so cold that my husband bought me a real red fox fur – probably very incorrect of me even to admit this!) Lovely post which I will revist when I need some inspiration.
    Anna x

    • Greetje
      8 November 2015 / 21:29

      Incorrect… ach well.. what can I say, but you have a very generous husband LOL.
      If you want to see more, just type in Street Style in the search box. You should get about 4 or 5 more posts.

  4. 8 November 2015 / 21:52

    You know I love these posts Greetje! That can become your mission….visiting the cities of Europe, snapping fashion vignettes. It really does give a tantalizing taste of what life is like in other parts of the world. I found it interesting to see more than a few down jackets, or puffy jackets, as I call them. I love them, and won’t be without one in the winter!

    No single favourite photo today, but I do very much appreciate the care and attention these women are paying to their handbags and footwear. Impeccable!

    Okay…my favourite is the the lady with the gelato…because, well…..gelato!

    • Greetje
      8 November 2015 / 22:13

      All I need now is a sponsor. To visit all these different cities of Europe….

  5. 8 November 2015 / 22:19

    Die Italienerinnen habe einfach einen schönen Stil. Für mich gehalten sie zu den best angezogenen Frauen der Welt. Danke für die Streetstyle Fotos, sehr inspirierend.
    Liebe Greete, ich wünsche dir noch einen entspannten Abend

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 08:35

      And it is not only the women and the clothes. It is design and style all over the place: buildings, furniture, gadgets, you name it. The best.

  6. 8 November 2015 / 22:38

    A very smart women, and with a very important personal style. You should ask your address their fashion blogs.

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 08:36

      I gave some of them my card with my blog address. But not many people in Italy speak English and certainly not many women in Italy have a blog.

  7. 9 November 2015 / 00:21

    Do you think that ice cream cone was the only thing that woman ate that day? LOL

    Love catching a glimpse of what you saw on the streets on your trip.

    Some wonderful style and I really like that you took the photo of the woman all in black but with all the textures. She doesn’t blend in with the crowd. I appreciate that.

    I remember all the incredible shoe shops in Italy. When I lived there I bought a pair of brogues and one pair of heels (that is all I could afford), how I wish I’d held onto them! They were the best quality.


    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 08:51

      Last time I was there I bought blue patent slingbacks. From a very expensive shop in the sale…. heaven for my feet. You are right, they do make nice shoes. And bags… Everything really.

  8. 9 November 2015 / 01:14

    Great photos. I love the all leather outfit the most – of course. LOL

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 08:58

      Of course haha.

  9. 9 November 2015 / 01:14

    I always love your streetstyle posts and this one is no exception. How superbly elegant and stylish the Italians are. I so clearly remember my days in Bologna where the streets were a feast for the eyes. I so miss it! Must find a way to spend more time in Italy!

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 08:59

      May I suggest living there haha?

  10. 9 November 2015 / 03:55

    Great post! I dream of living in a culture that dresses for the day. All of these women look elegant and that they thought about their choices. Even though I live in a good sized city people just don’t dress with intension. Our large department stores are caring much less designer items because of this truth. I relate to so many of the European bloggers, you all have elegant style.

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 09:00

      I presume bloggers pay more than average attention to their outfit. But otherwise it is not all style in Europe. But in Italy..? Yes!

  11. Happiness at Mid Life
    9 November 2015 / 07:29

    I can’t imagine how tough it is to try and capture some wonderfully dressed women while you are trying to enjoy time with a friend. I can barely take pictures of my family so having a sharp eye takes great skill. You’ve got the eye Greetje!


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 09:01

      Sitting on a terrace having cappuccino solves a lot. They just walk by in bundles.

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 21:39

      Oh yes, much more than in The Netherlands.

  12. Ceri
    9 November 2015 / 08:41

    Love these shots. It’s like people watching but only the best bits… Interesting to see the amount of colour that some of the women were wearing. Also love the two young women in red and yellow. Do you think they planned it? Maybe they were off to meet a friend all in blue? Or green?

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 21:39

      Hahaha Ceri, that is funny. I immediately see the picture of the four of them meeting.

  13. 9 November 2015 / 10:17

    Thank you for sharing these inspiring pics of street style. Italian women just know how to dress with such personal and brave style.

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 21:40

      And I have seen soooo many more.

  14. 9 November 2015 / 15:55

    Since I absolutely love people watching…these are the greatest (and who cares about the quality of the photography—my eyesight is getting worse anyways, so it’s just like normal to me)! jodie

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 21:41

      hahaha Jodie, I always think this when my house is not clean enough and friends are coming. When they are over 50 I always think: “their eyesight has gone anyway”. LOL

  15. 10 November 2015 / 12:18

    Nice shots! That red bag you like appears to be a Prada.

    • Greetje
      10 November 2015 / 15:03

      Of course Denton… Prada. I have good taste LOL. You take your pictures in an expensive neighbourhood. Thanks for liking my pictures. However, I can do much better.

  16. 10 November 2015 / 18:11

    You’re beginning to compete with Garance Dore and Scott Schuman (the Sartorialist) I love this post, Greetje. The first photo, wow, the lady looks uber cool.

    • Greetje
      10 November 2015 / 19:07

      Oh no I don’t Glenda. But boy oh boy, would I love to be as good. But I am glad you like the post.

  17. Elle
    10 November 2015 / 20:00

    This is a fabulous collection Greetje!
    So many chic women, and you captured the details of their outfits very well. Yes, a predominance of chic black here, Italian and french women do know how to dress well! Love the green coat, and the chic woman in the back puffer coat, longer mauve skirt and platform boots, and the simpler woman wearing denim plus an simple overcoat. The woman walking was lovely, with the bi color pump clear as she makes her way.
    Love the way the two woman punctuated this post wearing read and yellow, looking slim and vibrant.
    Very well done, even with some blur as you go, they are moving, after all!
    Loved this!
    XX, Elle

    • Greetje
      11 November 2015 / 15:46

      I am so glad you liked the post. I wasn’t sure but I thought it was a shame not to show Them. I love doing Street Style.

  18. 10 November 2015 / 22:56

    You are a good photographer, and the quality of the pictures is good enough to enjoy the ladies’ outfits … in Italy nowadays you can find very different styles but Italians always consider their look VERY important, and they choose with great attention accessories also when are wearing casual … sometimes I consider it …a sort of … illness probably …

    • Greetje
      11 November 2015 / 15:48

      No it is not an illness. It is a way of life. A love of beauty. A need to create. A need to show the world there are beautiful things to look at and enjoy. I am all for it.

  19. 10 November 2015 / 23:46

    You know how I love your street style photos as well, Greetje. I don’t care about the blur so much as long as I can see what attracted you to the style. I love all the things that stood out for you. I’m glad that long gloves are back. What struck me most about this collection is how many shoes had mid-height or low heels. The first photo in particular, I was surprised by the low heel. And most of the colours are in blocks, not much pattern, but that doesn’t matter – everyone looks smashing. Thanks for the show!

    • Greetje
      11 November 2015 / 15:50

      I bought a couple of patterned sweaters in Italy. Sort of neoprene. And I think the Italian women are no fools either: when you go shopping, high heels can be murder. Glad you liked my Street Style post.

  20. 11 November 2015 / 14:15

    Beautiful style to inspire – the use of accessories is brilliant. All gorgeous women in Italy aren’t they? Are the men nearly as attractive? : >


    • Greetje
      11 November 2015 / 15:52

      Yes, yes and yes. The men take very good care of their appearance too. And style and accessories are very important to women in Italy, as Dan wrote in her comment.

  21. Marianne
    11 November 2015 / 17:45

    If Dan is saying that the need for having nice bags and shoes is an illness, then it is contagious . I know for sure that you have the illness and what I like about shoes and bags is that they always fit . Being slim or fat doesn’t make any difference. The Dutch normally have two bags, one for winter and one for summer. Greetje, there must be mediterranean blood running through our veins.

    • Greetje
      11 November 2015 / 22:05

      For sure Marianne, as the amount of shoes, boots and bags in our closets is rather large. To use a British understatement.

  22. 13 November 2015 / 03:21

    I believe you did a fabulous job! And you are so correct, Italian women sure know how to dress nicely and so very classy. They make it seem so effortless. I find the majority follow the “less is more” concept. And they do love their shoes, look at all those beautiful black shoes. Just confirmed my thoughts that I continually tell Par, a woman can never have too many pairs of black shoes.

    • Greetje
      13 November 2015 / 09:27

      I am glad you think about black shoes the same way. I was looking at them in my wardrobe the other day thinking “am I nuts?” I have 5 pairs of closed black pumps, two pairs of boots, one pair of ankle boots and of course some summer shoes. All black. But I bet you can beat me.

  23. 16 November 2015 / 04:24

    Lovely post. I love street style posts and all these ladies look stylish indeed. Italians know how to dress indeed. We were just in Tokyo and people dress well there too. Even the men!

    • Greetje
      16 November 2015 / 14:00

      Ah, I didn’t photograph the men in Turin but they do dress very well too. As a matter of fact I often thought they were gay as in The Netherlands no straight man dresses well. Not really. But the good looking, well dressed men were straight in Italy.

  24. 16 November 2015 / 14:06

    Hmm, I wonder how Greetje KNEW all the men were straight? I wonder if her husband knows about this. ?

    • Greetje
      16 November 2015 / 15:40

      Hahaha Denton, because they were waiting for their wives, who arrived with parcels. And they looked like wives not like gay’s best friends. But you are right.. one never really knows.

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