What to Pack for a Trip to Italy in the Spring

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I definitely recommend traveling Italy in the spring time because it’s still the off season but the weather is starting to warm up. (To be honest, I don’t think there’s a bad time to visit Italy!) The only caution to take is to prepare for rain and chilly weather. Just like everywhere else around the world, spring time can bring heavy rains to Italy. This country can also feel damp, so despite seeing weather forecasts in the 50’s & 60’s (Fahrenheit), you will want to dress warm!

Here are tips, photos and outfit inspiration for your trip to Italy in the spring.

Stripe Shirts & Bold Pants

I can assure you, stripes look good in all seasons. My favorite combination is a Boden Breton matched with fun-colored pants. Stripes are versitile and these t-shirts are comfortable while also being stylish. They are also easy to layer with a jacket if you get chilly!

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Rain Gear

I love to wear fun prints, especially when I’m traveling. I’ll never get lost in this bright, striped rain coat from Boden! I also picked up a Totes travel umbrella. It’s compact enough to fit in the side pocket of my backpack, and it has a slip-on case so even when I was transitioning inside and outside in the rain, my backpack never got wet! And finally, there’s no better time to splurge on a pair of Hunter rain boots than when you’re traveling Europe in the spring. I was so grateful to have these boots because they day I explored Rome it rained all day! These were comfortable, warm and my feet stayed dry all day. They also match every outfit!

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Florals

Spring is all about flowers blooming, so I had to include a few floral prints when I was packing. I love this yellow JCPenney top because it stands out and is easy to layer with cardigans. I also included a fun new shirt I bought from Target. It’s sheer, polka dot layer is so fun. It was perfect for our last day in Italy, which was 60 degrees and sunny!

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A Warm Cardigan

I was so thankful I packed this blush pink JCP cardigan because I layered it over my outfits all week to stay a little warmer! Pair it with a striped, embroidered shirt from LOFT and you have an easy, elegant outfit for any day trip.

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Chacos

These shoes have become my go-to whenever I’m traveling. They offer support and are great for any surprise weather. Whether I’m wandering the ancient ruins in Rome or tasting wine in Siena, these were with me wherever I went in Italy.

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A Dress with a Bold Print

If you go out to a nice dinner, visit the theater, take a cooking class, or just enjoy dresses, you definitely want to include at least one in your suitcase! This is a fun print from Boden that I immediately fell in love with. I paired it with a fun pair of yellow flats from Modcloth and I felt fashionable drinking Prosecco all evening!

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A Versitile Purse

The Liz Claiborne purse I brought with me was the perfect addition to each outfit. I chose a print that was fun but subtle enough to pair with everything. The thing I like the most about this purse is that despite being a cross body bag, it has a wide enough bottom to comfortably hold my camera, along with my wallet, sunglasses, lotion, etc. It’s the Marry Poppins of travel bags.

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This is just a little outfit inspiration for traveling Italy in the spring! The most important thing to remember when packing is to dress for the weather. You want to look good, but you also need to feel good. You can’t do that if you’re cold and wet. Remember to bring layers, good rain boots and an umbrella and you’ll be good to go!

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