a reader had asked me over on tumblr if i would share ideas on what to pack for a trip to italy in may. here are a few suggestions. italians love fashion, have great style sense, and are always impeccably turned out no matter what their budget. i love how they embrace la dolce vita! wide-leg pants are popular these days and are easy-breezy to wear. add a tee and a jean jacket, slip-on sneakers or sandals, plus a tote and you’re ready for a day of sightseeing. for evening pack a lbd and switch out your shoes and clutch to dress the look up or down, depending on your mood. i stayed with a monochromatic color scheme to keep your suitcase light and choices easy.