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4 Fashion Essentials… The Italian Way

By Sophie Colvin - 13 Apr 2017


No one does it better than the Italians, so we’ve teamed up with Peroni in a three part series to meet some of the Italian personalities who are making waves in Australia, bringing the best of the best in their industry. With a total commitment to the finer points of Italian style and a passion for their cultural heritage, consider this your masterclass in the best of Italy.  

It’s no secret that Italians do fashion better than any one else, so who better to look to for some tips on essential pieces to carry the rest of your wardrobe?! With Italian style set as our gold standard, we headed to luxury fashion retailer, Harrolds for some top tips (and to have a play with some SERIOUSLY beautiful clothes.)

A Tailored Blazer

For the ultimate in day to night accessories, a tailored blazer is your one-stop statement piece. There’s plenty of room to move in the blazer department—think everyday sophistication more than stuffy power suit.

Find a cut and colour that suits you and is timeless enough to make it an investment piece, then go forth with glamour. Harrolds stocks some seriously suave options for both men and women. Our pick is a Lardini double breasted blazer for men and a Balmain double breasted blazer for women.

Sleek Sneakers

Gone are the days where sneakers were sloppy casuals, they’re now an essential streetwear statement. From high tops to high end, having a sneaker that compliments your outfit and is more than just a comfy get-around is the fashion godsend we’ve been waiting for. There’s a whole sneaker wall at Harrolds which we’re totally obsessed with—Harrolds' streetwear stylist will help you find that perfect statement pair. The Fear Of God men's hightops and a sleek pair of pink Alexander McQueen women's sneakers are our top picks. 

Signature Sunnies

Having that one, faithful pair of sunnies is essential. But signature doesn’t necessarily mean boring. It’s really worth taking to time to find a pair of sunglasses that suits your face shape, complements your style, and is going to carry you from beach to beyond. Have some fun, don’t be afraid of colour and ask for advice. We asked the experts at Harrolds for a helping hand and we found the perfect women's pair from Italian luxury brand, Gucci, and a suave men's pair from Saint Laurent. 

An Italian Leather Bag

It’s a fashion fact that no one does leather like the Italians. So we went in search of a classic Italian leather bag—something that is going to faithfully carry us from night out to weekend away. We opted for a classic black, mid-size bag from Tom Ford that’ll last an age. With luxe finishes and a beautiful pebbly grain, the leather is buttery soft and screams ‘Italian style’. Gents, don’t be afraid to invest in a proper, quality leather bag. Whether it’s a weekender or something smaller, you won’t regret it.


We're beyond thrilled to partner with Peroni to bring you the Persona Peroni video series—a three part video series introducing you to some of Australia's most talented, inspiring and stylish Italians. Each edition of the series is served to you by Peroni—our go-to beer when we’re after something deliciously crisp to sip. For more great content brought to you by Peroni, Look out for our monthly Peroni What’s Trending hit-list for everything hot in your city right now, and while you’re working your way through the list, relax with a long cold Peroni at the hotspots marked with a ribbon. Buon Appetitio!

Video credit: Andrew Englisch for The Urban List 

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