Traveling to Italy

Floating Docks what to wear

My brilliant travelista friend, Celeste Rault, is planning her anniversary holiday to Christo’s Floating Piers on picturesque Lake Iseo.   So jealous!!  This visually stunning project, almost 2 miles long , connects the mainland with a pair of islands.  Visitors are streaming in to the site for an opportunity to “walk on water.”   200,000 floating cubes create a runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the  island of Monte Isola on the lake for a 16-day outdoor installation.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a vibrant and important work of art before it is gone forever.

Inspired by the brightest hues, we put together a few pier worthy looks for summer travel.   As my book, Packing for Travel suggests,  one of the first considerations is to color scheme.   I love the bright shades of orange and whites under the penetrating Italian sun.   For Daywear, a lightweight dress, combined with comfortable sandals, simple jewelry and packable hat.  We like a tote to carry our essentials – sunscreen, water, etc. so why not make it a fabulous one like this Gucci Reversible Tote?  

Siteseeing by Day

packing for travel italy

Diane Von Furstenberg $238  /  Tess Giberson Lace Detail Dress  $207  / Gucci Reversible Tote $980   /  Michael Michael Kors Woven Tote $478  /  Stuart Weitzman Sandals $365  /   See by Chloe Wedge Sandals $230  /  Tracy Watts Foldable Hat $288  /   Ray-Ban Sunglasses $205  /  Stephanie Kantis Hoops $145

For dressing In the evening when the sun goes down, we like to bring out a bit of feminine romance and carry the summer shades straight through.  You could also wear, the always fashionable crisp white pants and beautiful tunic.  Accessorize each look with a metallic wedge, statement jewelry and a small purse.

Romantic Evenings Strolling Under the Stars 

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dresses:  Michael Kors Silk Blouson $595 ON SALE  /  Polo Ralph Lauren Crochet Fit & Flare $398  /  Parker Graphic Print Gown $298  /   bags:  Valentino Cross Body $1395  /  Gigi New York Metallic Clutch $223  shoes:  Alexandre Birman Wedge $590  /  Jimmy Choo Cork Platform $550Jewelry Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Drop Earrings $150  /  Tory Burch Fern Drop Earrings $79 SALE

For information on creating your own holiday at The Floating Piers, go to Indagare.com 

packing for travel italy

Great Photos at CBS.com

Chriso Floating Piers

7 For All Mankind White Jeans $168

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