FRIDAY FASHION SPECTRUM: Italian Style- Shiny Winter Jackets and Winter Fashion
By Sabrina Wottreng
Chameleon Fashion Blogger
Although the weather just got down to the 30’s and 40’s in Rome, the Italians have been in full on Winter gear for weeks now.
A typical Chicago winter outfit consists of a North Face jacket, jeans, and boots for a guy or a Parka and an Ugg-like boot for girls.
That is not a thing here in Rome.
Donne – Women
Italians never sacrifice fashion for function. Although I am not the biggest fan of these Shiny jackets, they are quite a big deal here.
This puffy, shiny style can be easily found in the states as well. Forever 21 has many shiny jacket options.
As for Winter footwear, Carhartt and traditional Timberland boots are surprisingly popular for women, and seen way more frequently than anything UGG like.
UOMI – MEN
Timberland and Carhartt are popular brands for men between the ages of 20 and 25 in the winter. In Rome, Carharrt and Timberland are on premier shopping streets next to other popular designers. They definitely have a different brand image than they do in the States. Fortunately for you American men, Timberland and Carhartt are considerably less expensive to purchase, than those buying in Italy.
A hat like this is commonly seen on the street.
When wearing any kind of hat or jacket here in Rome, it is important to have one with a logo. In my opinion, young adult male’s are more into logos than men in America.
It is also the Italian thing to ALWAYS wear a scarf. A simple black one is always chic and easy.