Don’t underestimate the impact of a seasonably chic outfit to set the tone of your adventure. Dressing both appropriately and stylishly provides not only comfort, it can lend a heightened sense of romance for the occasion too. Here’s what you’ll find in our suitcase for a trip to Venice this spring…
A structured blazer lends an air of sophistication to an outfit befitting the surrounding grandeur of the palazzos. Though the days are growing warmer, it can still be cool in the shade of the narrow alleys and as you transition into the evening where the addition of a blazer will be welcomed.
Black Midi Dress
An easy-to-style piece to travel with; the flowing length of a black midi dress will add a touch of femininity to the day, whether you’re taking a romantic gondola ride or exploring the backstreet osterie.
Add a touch of glamour to your wardrobe with a suggestive, shoulder-baring top paired with a pair of slim-fit trousers. For added Dolce Vita vibes, you can accessorise with a pair of oversized sunglasses and a statement bag.
Whether you prefer slim fit or a more relaxed wide-leg style, tailored trousers are a flattering choice that cut a sleek and powerful silhouette. The lightweight fabric will help keep the chill off your legs in shaded piazzas while remaining cool in the warmer moments.
In Venice, Spring is a time for light layers and chic, comfortable footwear. Whether you’re taking a stroll down the canal-lined streets or exploring the city’s iconic piazzas, opt for a pair of stylish yet practical shoes. Low-heeled mules, loafers, or ankle boots are all excellent options for days spent meandering around town.
The city’s earthy tones and warm hues of terracotta and ochre provide the perfect backdrop for the glistening radiance of gold accessories. Understated studs add the perfect amount of ‘polish’ to any look.
Our travel guides present a distinctive graphic identity seeking to rekindle a golden age of travel, where the pursuit of adventure and desire for luxury go hand in hand. Be sure to document those special adventures in our leather travel journal so that you can re-live the moment upon your return.
Bringing appropriate luggage to Venice is more important than you might think. Unless you’re indulging door to door water taxi service, be prepared to carry it on and off boats, up and down stairs and along cobbled alleyways. Fortunately, style doesn’t have to be sacrificed for durability when you know where to look.
From the white jacketed waiters in the Piazza San Marco to the well-dressed elderly gents strolling to the shops, Venice presents an ideal opportunity to flex your sartorial edge without feeling overdressed wherever you may go. A navy blazer or sport jacket is a sage choice with the dark palette emphasising shape over detail, while also pairing equally well with jeans or tailored trousers.
There’s a fine line when striking a balance between the formal and casual, where paying attention to the material and the cut of a shirt makes all the difference. Choosing lightweight fabrics like Canali’s cotton-jersey closer resembles the material of t-shirt, which gives a more informal appearance, as well as accounting for the gentle climate.
Roll Neck Jumper
Swapping the shirt for a roll neck jumper under your blazer as you move into the evening demonstrates a touch of savoir faire to your appearance. Choosing a thin material like merino wool will fit comfortably under the jacket, while doubling down on the navy is an understated and flattering look.
Tailored trousers are a simple but effective way of elevating an outfit. The intentional colour contrast from the jacket is markedly less formal than a suit, giving the appearance of being well put together while striking a still sophisticated tone, equally ready for a martini at the Gritti Palace or eating cicchetti standing at Cantine del Vino già Schiavi.
A day in Venice typically entails a lot of walking, meaning that your choice of footwear should be determined by their practicality and comfort. While trainers are an obvious comfortable choice, we also find that a pair of rubber-soled suede loafers also fair well in the same conditions. The supple texture of suede is soft on the feet, especially when worn in, while the soles are robust enough for long days on your feet. Some suede protection spray won’t go amiss for the dreary days when water splashes are prone to happen.
In a city as magnificent as Venice, every detail counts. Fine tune your look with a few well-selected accessories; an Omega Seamaster is a quiet nod to the city’s maritime heritage, something that is less subtly acknowledged with this dashing Rubinacci pocket square. Iconic Italian eyewear brand, Persol are an appropriately chic finishing touch.
Travel in style with our iconic leather passport holder and matching leather travel journal. Knowing how to get the most out of your travels will enhance your experience and keeping a travel journal is one simple way in which to do this.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, investing in good luggage is a wise move. Generally, luggage isn’t cheap, but we’re firm believers that it’s an item worth paying more for. Venice presents terrain that will put your luggage to the test, so its best to be prepared. Here are our favourite beautiful, but durable options that will rise to the occasion.
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