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Anyone fancy helping me with a capsule wardrobe? I am terrible for judging temperatures and I really feel the cold, at this rate I will end up packing my whole summer and winter wardrobe as I just can't picture how warm 18-20 degrees is! Cardis? Light jackets? Jeans or dresses? Sandals or trainers? Please help!
Puglia will be sunny whatever the weather forecast says. The Italians will be all bundled up because they are used to 40+ degrees in the summer. I would pack boyfriend jeans or similar, short sleeved t-shirts and jackets/cardis. You need to be able to layer up and down. Fine knits, closed toe shoes, socks for the evening if cold. Sunglasses and scarves you can use to add extra warmth if needed. I would steer clear of dresses/skirts as too in-between the weather wise but would expose my ankles. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much that's really helpful, I thought I was being overly cautious thinking I'd need a jacket and closed toes but looks like I'm right! Any advice for how dressy evenings in a fancy restaurant would be?
Hi - I'm in Italy and it's 18 degrees. This week I am mainly wearing trousers, lightweight longsleeve tops / lightweight jumpers, lightweight jacket and shoes (not sandals). I also have a cotton scarf and sunglasses. As the Italians say, you need to dress like an onion at the moment (lots of layers that you can take on or off). Nobody is really in summer dresses and sandals though, except for a few tourists.
And I think you can more or less wear what you like in fancy restaurants - I have never seen a dress code (although maybe the restaurants I go to aren't fancy enough! ). Also I am in the North, ime people seem to dress up more in the South.