What To Pack for a Trip to the Amalfi Coast – The Complete Packing Guide

There’s no travel destination quite like the Amalfi Coast, it is the definition of classic Mediterranean elegance and la dolce vita, so you’re going to want to look the part.

From the stunning cliffs of Positano, to the glamorous island of Capri, the Italians are some of the most fashionable people in the world, and the style here is all about sophisticated elegance without looking like you’re trying too hard. Think feminine silhouettes, classic white linens, a pair (or three) of chic cat-eye sun glasses and obviously a gorgeous sun hat to shield you from those hot Italian rays! Here is all the Amalfi Coast outfit inspiration you need that will serve you well, from daytime lounging to nighttime events!

*Click on the photos to shop the look!*

Amalfi Coast packing essentials

  • Sunscreen 
  • A sun hat
  • Swimwear + Cover ups (I have lots of recommendations below!)
  • A pair of comfy tennis shoes for hiking those Italy hills (my absolute favorite of all time are these, they’re so lightweight for travel and SO comfy)
  • Sandals
  • A cute beach bag
  • Jewelry
  • Casual daytime outfits / chic beach outfits
  • Dressier nighttime dinner outfits

Beach Day Attire

If you’re ever trying to decide between casual and glam, go glam! I love something neutral that can be dressed down or up like these dresses and rompers!

juliet dunn V Neck Palladio Maxi Dress in Cornflower BlueACACIA Kapaa Romper in WhiteAluna Organic Beach Wrap Sarong in Blue and White

 

 

 

 

Nothing beats a classic white Linen pant, am I right? Or a tie dress to throw on over anything!

PQ Sammy Pant in WhiteEnza Costa Linen High Waist Wide Leg Pant in White

 

 

L*SPACE Barcelona Dress in CreamSasha Cover Up Dress in WhitePortola Elsie Dress in White

 

 

 

 

Wearing this dress above in size S, one of my fav dresses I brought on my honeymoon. I’m in love with this super similar dress too! 

MAJORELLE Daniella Dress in Baby BlueMidi length linen Reformation brand dress with blue toile print and shoulder tiesPQ Briar Dress in Golden Hour

 

You’re obviously going to need an incredible hat for those long hot summer beach days. Hats have the amazing ability to completely change and outfit while also protecting that precious skin of yours!

I am obsessed with this one.

Hat Attack Avalon Sunhat in Natural & BlackNikki Beach Alessia Hat in Natural & White

L*SPACE Isadora Hat in Natural

 

Throw it all together with a tote!

KAYU St Tropez Tote in BlackPoolside The Mak Pearl Tote in Natural

 

Can’t forget those sunnies!!

Velvet Canyon A La Plage in Eco TortVelvet Canyon Beat Generation in Blonde Tort

Shop this dress

juliet dunn Strappy Palladio Dress in Lipstick

 

 

The best swimwear for a trip to Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This chic matching couples look for Italy is a must. Don’t forget to add the Fontelina Italian beach linen for him (that we know you’ll steal, because WOW) and a matching lemon print long kimono!

The Positano print from Kenny Flowers is a must for any Italy trip!!!

A one-piece is an all time classic and winner all around!

Peony Swimwear Vacation One Piece in FlannelHunza G Nancy One Piece in Blackeberjey So Solid Loreta One Piece in Black

This one piece to me just screams Amalfi Coast

 

 

Camila Coelho Paulista One Piece in RedTularosa Giamina One Piece in Orange Leopard

 

I love a pop of bright red for the Italian coast.

 

 

The Best Casual-Chic Outfits for the Daytime in Italy

Effortless style is what we’re going for, whether you’re road tripping the coastline, boating or wandering the boutique store fronts of Capri, always be photo ready and any of these!

Temptation Positano Eris TopSAU LEE Georgia Dress in Blue & Whiteretrofete Ada Jacket in White

 

 

a light white denim jacket for roaming around Italy is a must! Especially if you’re traveling to the Amalfi Coast in the spring or fall when it gets a bit cooler.

I absolutely love this brand’s super soft fabrics and light, classic silhouettes.

Waimari Rosie Dress

I have this dress and LOVE it – it’d be so perfect for lunch on the coast! 

 

While this exact Positano outfit isn’t online, you can shop this look : 

Vera Linen Two Piece Set in White

 

 

Susana Monaco Tie Front Crop Top in Sugar Just BEE Queen Sol Top in Ecru Lovers and Friends Waist Tie Tee in White

 

Lizzie Linen Top in WhiteLiam Linen Pant in White

 

 

 

Cleo Linen Two Piece Set in CorvetteShow Me Your Mumu Melinda Maxi Skirt in Spacey Lacey RedSinead Two Piece Set in Electra

Two piece sets are always a hit! Especially when they add a pop of color! The bold colors of these sets would be SO fun against the bright azure of the sea in Positano! 

 

 

 

The Best Outfits for a Night Out in Italy

Heading out for a cocktail at Le Sirenuse and wondering what to wear? There’s nothing like simple elegance with a pop of color in a beautiful setting. Plus, major life hack, any of these are great to wear for a summer wedding or welcome party as well!

SELMACILEK Printed Mini Dress in Pink Floral SWF Sunset Dress in ResurrectionLovers + Friends Desi Mini Dress in Faded Blue

 

 

SAYLOR Corinna Maxi Dress in CeruleanV. Chapman Lily Midi Dress in Cashmere BlueJONATHAN SIMKHAI Selena Compact Cut Out Dress in White

 

ROCOCO SAND Ame Maxi Dress in WhiteWhite Reformation dress with sweetheart neckline and shoulder ties

The Best Shoes to Pack for a Trip to Italy

For day-tripping turned evening dinners in the piazza. 

O'Ahu 2 Black Suede Espadrille FlatformsKaanas Tenerife Sandal in NaturalHarper Black Suede Ankle Strap Heels

(only $34!)

 

 

Espadrilles are so perfect for a chic Mediterranean summer look!

Gamila Black Slip-On Espadrille Sneakers

Evening 

Steve Madden Tielo Mule in TanRAYE Ange Heel in Tan

 

 

Jewelry

Understated luxury  is what we’re going for-classic pieces that can go with everything! Quality over quantity.

Camilla 14KT Gold Pearl Drop EarringsKeep it Stunning 14KT Gold and Pearl Bracelet

 

 

 

And don’t forget:

Travel adapter/converter that works with hair tools!

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