Shopping GuidesSep 29, 2023

What I’m Packing: Italy Edition

Written by Amber Lewis

As you may have seen on socials, my gorgeous Italian adventure has just come to an end. Travel is a HUGE inspiration for me and the R&R with my family is something I’ll always cherish…even though some of us caught a cold and scheduling 14 people is a massive undertaking. 

I truly loved exploring museums, historic sites, eating my weight in pasta and discovering allll the local wineries.  

Speaking of wine, there was one champagne problem – packing for two weeks of transitional weather in one checked bag, is no small feat. Since I’m often asked in the DMs, thought I’d give y’all a little glimpse into what I packed, including some of my must-haves for adventures abroad.

Spoiler alert: a lot of neutrals and everyday essentials coming your way. 

My Packing Breakdown

First and foremost, gotta be cozy on a long plane ride & this AMAZON SET is officially tried and tested for maximum comfort. Did I mention it comes in 9 colors AND is on sale?! Grab one while ya can. 

Classic button shirts from SEZANE for that Parisian-inspired-Cali-girl-in-Italy kinda vibe. Their TOMBOY button down shirt in BLUE & CAMEL STRIPE were perfect for everyday looks. 

DISSH always has a place in my heart (aka suitcase) and I’m pulling a couple of my faves for the trip, including THIS GEM OF A DRESS and THIS STRIPED SWEATER to throw on for those cooler nights. 

If you know me, you know I love my denim, and a girls’ gotta have options. I brought along these super comfy & flattering high-waisted, wide leg newbies from PAIGE – the SASHA VIPER DENIM and this matching number IRENE TOP. 

And because you can’t have too much, I also included these CARGO JEANS from MOTHER denim. 

Basics on basics – for the plane, long drives and to pair with any and everything, my fave CLASSIC EVERYDAY TEE right now is from ZSUPPLY  

Lucky for me our destination had a pool & this HUNZA G one piece is a fave of so many for good reasons. 

shoes & accessories 

First up, my everyday, most-loved BIRKS ARIZONA SANDALS cause ya know there’s always a ton of walkin’ when you get outta LA.

This leather, handwoven CLAIRE V. GRANDE FANNY  was the perfect bag to transition from day to night. 

For a night out, what was easy on cobblestone and cute to boot? Boots. Another win from PAIGE, the RYAN BOOT.

‘Cause that Italian sun shone bright, I brought my tried and true GARRETT LEIGHT SUNNIES along for the trip. 

I mean, when aren’t CONVERSE CHUCKS a good idea? My fave converse made the trip too.

And to cart this all over, I always invest in some great luggage I’m using my most-favorite RIMOWA CHECKED SUITCASE and my current go-to carry CHRISTIAN DIOR BOOK TOTE. 

Shop My Italy Clothing

Amazon Matching Cozy Sweater Set


Sezane Tomboy Shirt


Harper Ivory Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress


Agatha Stone Stripe Sweater


Sasha Jeans in Viper Black Distressed


Irene Vest


The Private Cargo Sneak


Classic Tee


Square Neck One Piece


Shop My Italy Shoes & Accessories

Arizona Birkenstock




Ryan Boot


Garrett Leight Sunglasses


Converse Chuck Taylors

From $54.99

Essential Check-In L Suitcase

from $1,150

Large Christian Dior Book Tote


Anddd those were some of my faves – well, for right now at least.  As I uncover All Sorts Of my new fashion faves, I’m going to share here.  Sooo, bookmark this one because the party’s just getting started!



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