Or, hello from Venice! Such a beautiful city, I’m madly in love. But I have not forgotten about another love, Jolie Asie, so I am doing a quick Danqing’s Closet post from lovely lovely Venice.
Nothing too special about this outfit, just a comfortable, breezy ensemble that’s perfect for being a tourist. Those cutoffs and a pair of khaki high-waisted shorts from J.Crew have been my travel staples. I wear them with comfy tops during they day when we’re being tourists and then change into my casual sundresses in the evening after washing up.
Shorts are nice because you can sit down or climb up anything without worrying about exposing yourself. I’ve waiting in lots of lines (in the scorching sun no less) and climbed up lots of dusty, ancient stairs (or rather ruins of stairs) while in Italy, and I can tell you – as much as I like my sundresses – shorts have been my saving grace. Pack a pair of denim shorts and a pair of khakis and you’re good to go for any vacation!
I also love cropped tops. Now I don’t mean completely midriff baring garments, but shorter tops that skim the top of higher-cut bottoms. Tops that might just show just the tiniest sliver of skin when you’re going about your business. They’re comfortable, help you keep cool, and just a little bit sexy. They’re becoming trendier now and many brands make them, but I’d recommend looking at vintage shops. Lots of older clothes are cut like cropped tops. You can find one-of-a-kind pieces for great prices!
And, as you can see, my cross body bag that I chose in my last closet post is serving me well. Though, I did pick up a new purse in Florence. I know, I have a bag problem! But Italians do wonderful things with leather and I couldn’t resist. No doubt you’ll be seeing my new bag in future closet posts. So I’ll leave you with a shot of the Basilica di San Marco. Ciao!