When I think about Italian fashion, a few things immediately come to mind: sophistication and experimentation. Italian women seem to have a knack for looking polished no matter what they’re wearing, but they also have a little fun with unexpected elements. Sure, you’ll see street style veteran Gilda Ambrosio pairing a classic button-down top and pencil skirt, but she’ll make it her own by wearing mismatched prints. And you can expect the same level of fun and creative styling from photographer Tamu McPherson, who is a master of layering different textures and colors.
As we head into the season ahead, what can we expect to see the best-dressed Italian women wearing? When it comes to their fall closet staples, there a few key pieces Italian women tend to wear on repeat—from sleek accessories to strong tailoring to bold prints. Ahead, we’re narrowing in on the 9 Italian fall capsule wardrobe essentials to tap into their style.