How to wear La Dolce Vita Italian Siren Look

If you are stuck at home in this miserable British “summer” I hope this article will bring you a little sunshine.

I love Italy and all things Italian – Rome, Armani, Pasta, Pinot Grigio to name a few! So my favourite looks from the shows for Summer 2012 were those from Dolce and Gabbana that I am calling La Dolce Vita. I’m not always a fan, but this season the dresses made me think of a young Sophia Loren, running around in a floral full skirted dress with a nipped in waist, flat pumps and kohled eyes. I love this look as its feminine but with that smouldering latin feel.








Here’s how to wear this Italian siren look and the elements you need:

Skin is glowing with healthy cheeks and sultry eyes. The modern take on the look had neutral lips rather than the deep reds of yesteryear but a fiery red nail (fingers and toes) looks hot. Dresses with hothouse flowers or fresh white work well in the strong Italian sunlight, or capri pants with a bright top, all worn with flat shoes for running up and down steps on the coast in Amalfi.

Makeup – Shimmering Bronzer Blush Duo, Eyeshadow palette and Long lasting gel eyeliner all by Bobbi Brown. Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Bronze Radiance. Nail varnish, Dragon by Chanel.

Earrings – drop, hoop or as seen on the catwalk bright stones, flowers or fruit. All earrings above from a selection at Stella & Dot.

Floral print top by Coast and white capri pants by Hobbs
Sophia dress by Phase Eight
Patent slingbacks by Collection at John Lewis
Poppy print dress by Oasis
Cut out suede ballet pumps by Hobbs

This is certainly a look that I would feel at home in, what do you think? Did you have a favourite seasonal look?