How to Dress Like You're Basically Italian Royalty
I know, I know—Italy doesn't have a monarchy. However, chic sisters Viola and Vera Arrivabene may be the next best thing. After all, they are descended from the House of Savoy royal family and grew up in a 16th-century palace in Venice. Not only that, but the two certainly have an impeccable, royalty-worthy wardrobe to match.
Front-row fixtures at Dior shows every season, the sisters are worth keeping on your street style radar for Paris Fashion Week. They often emulate Ashley and Mary-Kate and Olsen, and wear complementary outfits like a coordinated jeans-and-blazer combo with candy-coloured accessories.
Besides their personal style, I also love Viola and Vera for their brand of under-$150 slippers called ViBi Venezia, which pays homage to classic Venetian designs, and they know how to style the flats to perfection. Scroll to see seven outfit tips I picked up from studying their covetable Italian style.
Don't Underestimate Flats for Formal Occasions
Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Patent-Leather Mary Jane Ballet Flats ($720)
Add Velvet Accents
Step Up Your Black-and-White Game
Add Colourful Accessories to Your Blazers and Jeans
Opt for Interesting Details in Your All-Black Looks
Swap Your Black Jackets for Colourful Versions
Give Knee-High White Boots a Whirl
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