What To Pack for Italy – The Complete Amalfi Coast 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 sunglasses, and obviously a gorgeous sunhat 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!

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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
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  • Don’t forget a good power converter!
    Travel Plug Adapter

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!

Free People Flounce Around Maxi Skirt in White Combo L*SPACE Barcelona Dress in Cream Rails Crystal Mini Dress in Lake Stripe

 

THE JETSET WHITE LINEN WOMEN'S PANTSZimmermann Printed Pareo

 

Show Me Your Mumu Cannon RomperL*SPACE Mika Romper

love the lemons for Italy!

Exclusive Cream Packable Wide Bow SunhatL*SPACE Coast Is Clear Top in Cream

THE POSITANO RESORT DRESSTHE POSITANO MINI RESORT DRESS

THE SANTORINI White Floral Jacquard Underwire One PieceTularosa x Jetset Christina Carly Mini Dress

Poupette St Barth Anais Mini Dress in Blue Paquerette

THE JETSET WHITE RESORT DRESS

SPANX Stretch Twill Cropped Wide Leg Pant

 

eberjey Portola Elsie Dress in WhiteL*SPACE Barcelona Dress in CreamL*SPACE Rafael Cover Up Dress

 Lovers and Friends Whitney Beach ShirtHEMANT AND NANDITA Teien Caftan

This cover-up comes in olive green and pink!

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! 

Nadira Dress in Countryside Petites Tagliatelle Linen Dress, image 1

FRAME Lace-insert seersucker midi dress Cleo Linen Two Piece in Oatmeal

 

Lovers and Friends Shelby Short

THE FONTELINA TEAL RESORT DRESS WITH RUFFLE STRAPS THE MALDIVES Sweetheart Dress 

MINKPINK Perla Midi Dress in Blue Floral

THE FONTELINA MINI SWING DRESS

Also be sure to bring the Fontelinas dress with you! – inspired by the best Capri beach club! 

MINKPINK Al Fresco Midi Dress in Picnic Print

Shona Joy Pombeline Strapless Corded Maxi Dress in Ivory & Deep Blue juliet dunn Trapeze Mini Dress

This dress is a splurge, but screams Positano!

CHARO RUIZ IBIZA Nissy Maxi DressMAJORELLE Daniella Dress in Baby Blue

 

Twilight Dress in Lucerne Twilight Dress in Toile De Jouy

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

I am obsessed with this one.

Nikki Beach Alessia Hat in Natural & WhiteL*SPACE Isadora Hat in Natural

Throw it all together with a tote!

L*SPACE Bella Bag

Can’t forget those sunnies!!

AIRE Polaris in Cookie Tort & Brown MonoVelvet Canyon Beat Generation in Blonde Tort Le Specs Outta Love

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Lucita Smock Dress Bardot x REVOLVE Lotus Lace Mini Dress

 

CHARO RUIZ Angy scalloped tiered cotton-blend mini dress

 

The best swimwear for a trip to Italy

THE SANTORINI WHITE FLORAL JACQUARD ONE SHOULDER BIKINI TOP THE SANTORINI WHITE FLORAL JACQUARD ONE SHOULDER BIKINI TOP

I love this one shoulder white floral jacquard textured bikini!

THE FONTELINAS SWIM TRUNKS

THE POSITANO DEEP V HALTER WRAP ONE PIECE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 AMALFI COLLECTION

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

THE POSITANO LEMON PRINT SPORTY BIKINI BOTTOMTHE POSITANO LEMON PRINT SPORTY BIKINI BOTTOM

THE POSITANO SARONG

and thinking of what to pack him for Italy? this “La Dolce Vita’ terry set is a must!

This la dolce vita terry shirt? yes please

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

Hunza G Nancy One Piece in Blackeberjey So Solid Loreta One Piece in Black

This one piece to me just screams Amalfi Coast

Maaji Safari One Piece in Red

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 storefronts of Capri, always be photo ready and any of these!

 MAJORELLE Penny Dress  SAU LEE Georgia Dress in Blue & WhiteSteve Madden Kirsty Dress

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.

Free People Opal Swing Denim JacketL'AGENCE Janelle Slim Jacket

Agua Bendita x REVOLVE Klemen Tie Front BlouseFAITHFULL THE BRAND Lucita Smock Dress

 

 

 

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

Charo Ruiz Ibiza Danny Long DressBardot Fleur Mini Dress

 

Indah Julia Maxi DressCleobella Allegra Midi DressVDM Dayna Maxi Dress

 

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

L*SPACE Santorini DressL*SPACE Zuri DressL*SPACE Nico Dress

Ulla Johnson Wilda Top in Calcite Moya Linen Two Piece

 

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

L'Academie The Aeris Top  Show Me Your Mumu Mindy Top

 

Just BEE Queen Sol Top in Ecru Lovers and Friends Waist Tie Tee in White ASTR the Label Amadia Top

Lorin Linen Top in WhiteFernando Linen PantAmanda Uprichard Wallce Pants

 

 THE NAPA RESORT DRESS WITH RUFFLE STRAPS

Tony Bianco Ruby Mule in Tan Como

 

 

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!

 SWF Sunset Dress in Resurrection LPA Fabrizia Dress in CreamV. Chapman Lily Midi Dress in Cashmere Blue

 

 Lovers and Friends x Jetset Christina Farrah Midi Dress in Fuchsia Pink Lovers and Friends x Jetset Christina Easy Breezy Maxi Dress in Yellow

This is the dress that I wore to my rehearsal dinner!!!

Shona Joy Amura Midi DressBardot Willow Midi Dress

 

 SWF Plunge Dress

MILLIE EARRINGS Gold

 

The Best Shoes to Pack for a Trip to Italy

For day-tripping turned evening dinners in the piazza. 

Kaanas Tenerife Sandal in NaturalDolce Vita Lucey HeelKaanas Mistico Heel

  

Sunlit Wedge SandalKaanas Celia Slide RAYE Sookies Heel Dolce Vita Zemmie Sandal in Light Natural

Espadrilles are so perfect for a chic Mediterranean summer look!

 

Evening 

RAYE Ange Heel in Tan

Jewelry and Accessories to Pack for Italy

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

L*SPACE Summer Days Backpack florabella Vallejo ToteSENSI STUDIO x REVOLVE Midi Handbag

And don’t forget:

Travel adapter/converter that works with hair tools!

International Travel Adapter

 

 

 

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