#WhenInRome: 5 exciting things to do in Rome and what to wear as you do them
When we think of Rome, what automatically comes to mind is Monica Bellucci’s smoky Italian pout and sultry yet elegant dresses, or Audrey Hepburn riding around Rome in a Vespa with a full midi skirt and shirt. The Italian city calls for a la dolce vita approach to life and dressing – clothing should be comfortable, fresh, and slightly seductive. Views: Giardini Vaticani Some call it the Secret Garden, since it’s hidden behind the Vatican. It’s just as beautiful in the summer as it is in the winter, and is perfect for reading a book on hot Sunday mornings, or secret encounters with a lover…it therefore calls for intricate floral prints and subtle transparencies. (Dress) Oxygen Boutique, (Heels) Oxygen Boutique. Drink: Stravinsky Bar, Caffe della Pace The place to be seen on a Friday night amongst the chic Italian crowd, or a perfect calm spot for breakfast when the tourists haven’t arrived yet. Wear a relaxed and understated ensemble: a white shirt dress and ballet flats will be your best bet. (Dress) Wolf & Badger, (Shoes) Question-Air, (Bag) Wolf & Badger. Eat: Pierlugi If you want an authentic, tourist-free culinary experience, look no further than this restaurant on the Piazza Dè Ricci, which is beloved by locals. Wear a low-key but luxurious ensemble. (Dress) Iris, (Shoes) Iris, (Bag) Iris, (Sunglasses) Wolf & Badger. Stay: Hotel de la Russie The captivating hotel in the heart of Rome was a favourite of Jean Cocteau, who described it as “paradise on Earth.” There are sumptuous terraced gardens, and a chic and polished architecture and interior design. Wear boyfriend jeans with a crisp white shirt, and accessorise with a hat. (Shirt) Anna, (Jeans) Denham, (Shoes) Iris, (Hat) Wolf & Badger. Get Inspired: Maxxi, Rome The museum itself, designed by Zaha Hadid, is a modern masterpiece that stands in synergy with Rome’s ancient architecture. Housing an array of contemporary art, it’s a must-visit for any art connoisseur, or a creative seeking a little inspiration. Wear a modern outfit, playing with proportions, lengths, and textures. (Skirt) Wolf & Badger, (Top) Iris, (Shoes) Miista, (Bag) Wolf & Badger.