From the Obamas to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, seems like I’m in good company in Italy this summer and with the Fourth of July in the rear view mirror and Italian tourist season it’s peak, you might be packing for a trip to this beautiful country as well. Summer is actually my favorite time of the year to pack for a trip because with lighter weight fabrics, I get more bang for my buck — yet, I’m still always overweight in luggage!
After an unusually long and cold spring, Italy is in the midst of a heatwave with the temperatures climbing in the forseeable future for August. If you’re not sure what to pack for where you’re going and what you’re doing, I’ve got you covered. Here’s my dolce vita packing guide, featuring me in my new favorite skirt of the summer, my Tanya Taylor silk Flavia. One my my many favorite things about Tanya Taylor’s line is that it includes plus sizes as well. Her clothes make all women feel good!
Photos of me by MICHELE SCAGLIONE