FASHION FROM ABROAD: Romping around Accademia

The Accademia Bridge offers a great view of the Grand Canal, with great museums in close proximity. For example, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection houses some of the world’s most stunning artwork by the likes of Dali and Picasso. The nearby Gallerie dell’Accademia also contains many great examples of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance artwork, most notably, Giorgione’s Tempest and works by Veronese, Bellini, Titian and Tintoretto. (For the record, Tintoretto is my favorite.) As such, swarms of tourists are constantly passing through, whether to place a lock with a lover or to just take a typical Venice selfie.
Our Fashionista rocks the perfect studying abroad look. In the summer, no one wants to bother with clothes. But it’s Europe, and no one wants to look the part of the tasteless American. Believe me, there is some scathing anti-tourist graffiti on the Venetian streets that will make you want to eradicate all Old Navy tank tops and Bermuda shorts from existence.
Enter the romper, for a formula I like to call the secretly-lazy-American. Pull one on, and add some shades and a cute sun hat for instant, effortless chic. This has been my uniform for the last two weeks. I love pieces with a cute print, or a touch of sex appeal with an open back. Add a cardigan or big scarf to cover up if you plan on checking out any churches (there are many), and swap out your comfy sneakers (which are essential for the amount of walking Venice requires) for some cute wedges if you’re going out. Lipstick never hurt anyone either.

Oh, and bonus? The formula also works with jumpsuits.

Captured: I stopped this Fashionista on my way back from art history class at the Gallerie dell’Academia because, to be honest, I have an unhealthy obsession with rompers.

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