How to keep up with fashion in Venice [ what to wear in Venice in Spring -summer, fall-winter ]

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General Style Suggestions


Venetians like to dress up, so you’ll feel more at ease in smart casual attire.
If you want to show off your designer labels, this is the place to do it. There will be a lot of designer handbags on display.

Wear comfortable shoes during the day because you will be walking a lot. Indeed, unless you take a vaporetti (water bus), you will have to walk everywhere because there are no cars, bicycles, or taxis.

In Venice, you should dress a little more formally than you would for a day at the beach. Nice jeans, slacks, or a sundress will suffice.

It will be hot in the summer and cold in the winter, so dress accordingly if you will be doing a lot of walking and waiting outside.

  • Try shoes that are extremely comfortable and stylish.
    Leave your bathing suits at home; you’re unlikely to use it unless your hotel has a pool.
    Smart casual is more appropriate for upscale restaurants, of which there are many.
  • Keep in mind that no matter how you arrive in Venice, you will be wheeling your luggage through alleys at some point, so keep it light.
  • Keep in mind that water buses frequently charge for more than one piece of luggage, so pack light!
    St. Mark’s Basilica has a strictly enforced dress code requiring all visitors to cover their bare legs and shoulders, which is not a problem in the winter but should be noted in other seasons.
Keep in mind that the clothing you wear at the airport does not necessarily need to coincide with the place you are going. 

If you are traveling in winter, remember that the place you are going to will be too cold, and you need warm clothes to reach Home or your hotel at the destination place. 

OR If you are travelling in summer, you still need comfy & warm layers in the aeroplane as the temperature inside the aeroplane is much colder than outside.

Women’s Clothing & accessories Suggestions


Women’s Clothing Suggestions

Because Venice has a more sophisticated, classic look, create your travel capsule wardrobe with a mix of fitted dark pants, a little black dress, and classic-cut shirts.

Many people are dressed in neutral colours, but the clothing is fitted and polished.

Consider Audrey Hepburn’s fashion in Roman Holiday: – Fitted, dark, and timeless.

Remember that dress codes are strictly enforced in some of the most prestigious establishments, such as Harry’s Bar, where you can toast your trip with the original Cipriani bellini.

This means you’ll need to round out your Venice packing list with a few more formal and conservative pieces.

  • Feel free to be glitzy and fashionable In Venice. Especially if you intend to visit the Opera House and other Theatres
  • A pashmina is a versatile piece that can be worn with almost any outfit. If you forget yours, the city has some lovely cashmere shops.
  • A few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry can also completely transform any outfit.
  • Keep your heels for the evenings, but keep in mind that you will be walking a lot, so Wedge heels & Mid-heels sandals may be more comfortable.

The streets, however, are paved rather than cobbled, so you can wear small stiletto heels if you prefer.

  • When visiting restaurants, we recommend that you avoid wearing sneakers; instead, put on your most glamorous sandals or shoes.
  • If you intend to visit any religious sites, dress conservatively and bring a pashmina to cover your shoulders and bare legs.
  • Even when it’s hot outside, it can get very cold inside churches.

Fashion in Venice

Here are some of my favourite Venice outfits.

In Spring -summer:

Spring & Summer are peak seasons, which means high hotel rates, high temperatures, and – you guessed it – lots of people.

In the spring (March-June), average daytime temperatures range from around 12°C (53°F) in the early part of the season to around 21°C (70°F) as summer approaches.

In March, expect temperatures to drop to around 5°C (41°F) at night, which is too cool to sit outside comfortably, and to 13°C (55°F) in June.

You can wear dresses and Shorts but you’ll need a cardigan or a jacket to keep yourself warm at the night.

So, what about the summer months? ( July-September)

Summer in Venice appears to be a dream, something worth experiencing, with Biennales, art exhibitions, the Venice Film Festival, and parties on the beaches of Lido.

That is exactly what the majority of tourists believe.

Summer is when the city is fully booked and crowded, and a dream vacation can quickly turn into a nightmare.

High humidity, combined with high temperatures, causes the city to transition from comfortably warm to humid heat, especially during the hottest month, July.

Dress accordingly. Wear sundresses and shorts during Summer months.

I ma giving you a list of Outfit Ideas you can carry to Venice during Spring- summer months.

  • Get yourself one Little black dress, Coat and Black heels– for classy Look Evening Wear
  • Get a nice colourful dress, boots and a Denim jacket– for a cool day look
  • Cropped sweatshirts, Leggings & Canvas shoes– Trendy look
  • Tan shorts & Crop top and Sneakers– for a cool & Sporty Look for the day
  • Strappy dress, heels & Denim Jacket – Dressy Look for summer
  • Jewelry -Mostly Dainty Jewelry
  • Strappy Sandals ( for dinner and Opera Visits)& Flats/Shoes for daily Outings & shopping)
  • Purses & Bags

Get yourself one Little black dress, Dressy Coat and Black heels– for a classy Look/Evening wear

BB Dakota x Steve Madden Ruston Textured Long Sleeve Shift Minidress| Nordstrom

Smocked sleeve cuffs and textured tonal stripes add style points to an essential dress cut to a leggy length and ready to wear everywhere.

Checks Sequin Embolished Coat | Nordstrom

The classic black-and-white checks of this tailored blazer are enhanced with a smattering of sequins for everyday sparkle that will boost your mood.

Tubular straps and knotted accents amp up the modern appeal of a slingback leather sandal set on a geometric heel.

Get. Fitted Black dress or Jumpsuit

Alva Bootie | Nordstrom

Get a nice colourful dress, boots and a Denim jacket– for cool day look

Cropped sweatshirts, Leggings & Canvas shoes– Trendy look

Dry Fit shorts| NordSTROM
White cropped top| NORDSTROM
Campo Sneakers| Nordstrom

Strappy dress, heels & Denim Jacket – Dressy Look for summer

Strappy dress| Nordstrom
Teri sandal | Nordstrom
Denim Jacket| Nordstrom:

Jewellery -Mostly Keep it simple & Dainty ( Trending now)

Strappy Sandals ( for dinner and Opera Visits)& Flats/Shoes for daily Outings & shopping

Flats/Shoes for daily Outings & shopping

Goldie Jelly Sandal | Nordstrom
Laurna Mule | Nordstrom
Afterhour Flat Sandal | Nordstrom

Purses & Bags

In Fall -Winter

If you are travelling to Venice from Sep-Feb.

The best time to visit Venice is between September and November ( Fall Season) when most tourists have left.

Although the temperatures range from the upper 30s to the mid-70s, the lower hotel rates and the deserted canals make it worthwhile.

Although aqua Alta (high water) can occur at any time between late September and April, it is most likely to occur in November and December, so bring rain boots if you plan on travelling during that time.

But spring brings the most beautiful weather to Venice. 

Winters are cold, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s,

  • Tan coat, Black Leggings, white T-shirt & White shoes
  • Black Over coat,Ripped Jeans Black Top & Floaters
  • Grey Cardigan, Black Jeans, + white Top Cream Floaters
  • Ripped Leggings with Camisole, and Boots

Tan coat, Black Leggings, white T-shirt & White shoes

Leggings | Walmart
Esplar Sneaker
VEJA
| |NORDSTROM

Black Over coat,Ripped Jeans Black Top & Floaters

Grey Cardigan, Black Jeans, + white Top Cream Floaters

Leggings | Walmart
Campo Sneakers| Nordstrom
Basic Top| Walmart

Black Cropped Leggings/Jeans+Black cropped top +Red cardigan+ White sneakers

Black Cropped Jeans/ Khaki Green Jacket+White Top+ Boots

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