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
  • Don’t forget a good power converter!

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

juliet dunn V Neck Palladio Maxi Dress in Cornflower BlueACACIA Kapaa Romper in White

L*SPACE Coast Is Clear Top in Cream

Aluna Organic Beach Wrap Sarong in Blue and White

L*SPACE Coast Is Clear Top in Cream

JONATHAN SIMKHAI STANDARD Celia Everyday Rib Cropped Wide Leg Pant in White Jen's Pirate Booty Kesey Trousers in Flower Power Natural

L*SPACE Barcelona Dress in CreamPortola Elsie Dress in White

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! 

Portofino Perfection White Lace-Up Backless Midi Dress

Petites Tagliatelle Linen Dress, image 1

juliet dunn Mini Trapeze Dress in Sapphire & Silver

Teya Linen Two Piece, zoom image 0

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

Shona Joy Pombeline Strapless Corded Maxi Dress in Ivory & Deep Blue

Image 1 of Charo Ruiz Ibiza Irene Maxi Dress in White This dress is a splurge, but screams Positano!

MAJORELLE Daniella Dress in Baby BlueMidi length linen Reformation brand dress with blue toile print and shoulder ties

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!

Poolside 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


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!

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!

SAU 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.

Charo Ruiz Ibiza Danny Long Dress in White Bonita 

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

Ulla Johnson Wilda Top in Calcite

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

Amir Linen Two Piece, zoom image 0

Yelina Two Piece, zoom image 0



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


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 L'Academie x Jetset Christina Norae Midi Dress in Soft White


Tony Bianco Ruby Mule in Tan Como Lovers and Friends x Jetset Christina Farrah Midi Dress in Fuchsia Pink Lovers and Friends x Jetset Christina Easy Breezy Maxi Dress in Yellow




V. Chapman Lily Midi Dress in Cashmere BlueJONATHAN SIMKHAI Selena Compact Cut Out Dress in WhiteThis is the dress that I wore to my rehearsal dinner!!!


ROCOCO SAND Ame Maxi Dress in White 


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


Steve Madden Tielo Mule in TanRAYE 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.

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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