Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is full of art, food, culture and of course, fashion. Everyone in Florence seems to have her own style. The Italians are naturally beautiful people, but the way that they dress themselves is different than the way people in the U.S. do. Corresponding with the Italian way of life, everything is carefully thought out—as if one’s outfit is a work of art. Italians are very proud of who they are, and they are not shy about boasting their individual personalities. Their appreciation for life, detail and beauty is truly a unique concept that cannot be found many other places. I hope I can share with you some of my experiences and visions here in this melting pot of creativity, beauty and passion.

Here are a few highlights of fashion I’ve seen on the streets:

Puffy jackets, fur, leather boots, brown leather shoulder bags, cropped leather jackets (leather, leather, leather), neck scarves for men, chunky wool scarves wrapped several times, pops of color, skinny jeans and minimal jewelry. Everyone here looks like they’re someone important; like they’re straight out of a magazine. They are clean, fresh, tailored; no detail is left unattended to. Every piece adds its own flavor to the mix.

Throughout the semester I will try to capture the essence of the Florentines and hopefully of other countries in Europe. I will share with you the trends and styles I see on the streets. Until next time, arrivederci!

-Eloise Hamilton