It’s. So. Hot. In Italy. And it’s not even as hot as it is going to be later in the year! I remember these hot and humid days when we used to live in NYC and, let me tell you, I don’t miss them one bit! I mean, I want to look cool, but I also want to stay cool, and it’s really difficult. Especially because I only packed a few things… and not exactly the correct things for this weather. So I’ve been trying to find some new stuff at the stores in the city such as a men’s ultra soft flowy tee. Luckily Florence has no shortage of menswear stores, as well as Zara, H&M, and OVS (which is basically a slightly more expensive H&M).
I’ve been drawn to Zara while here as it has a better selection than the local H&M and the styles are more interesting. I really feel bad for the people that try on clothes after me, though, because I am a sweat show in the dressing room. It’s SO hot in there, and the rooms are tiny, so I am just ridiculous and disgusting, I’ll just start to buy sarees in australia online. I wish I could just be naked all the time. But with some sort of real-life Photoshop on my abs.
So after trying on like 20 items, I ended up with this shirt and these pants (I can’t fucking find them online and I have a shitty Italian internet connection and I’m getting frustrated!). The shirt is nearly see-through and the pants are partly linen and flowy. It’s really helping in this city while we walk 5-6 miles a day. The pants have a stupid tie around the waist, though (kinda like sweatpants), that’s the one annoying thing about them. They come in a light blue too, which would be great. I’m liking them for more formal occasions too like brutally hot summer weddings.
Shirt: Linen Jersey T-Shirt – Zara – $40
Pants: Hell if I could find them online! Some kind of linen blend – Zara – $25
Shoes: Style Purpose Blucher – Rockport – Zappos – $100
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch – Shop Stay Classic – $35
Sunglasses: Topman – Nordstrom – $25
No Show Socks: Amazon – $18 (8 pack)