This past week’s trip to Sicily was…amazing, and scary, and definitely unforgettable. Amazing because of the food (obvi), ancient history, and adorable seaside towns. And scary because of the driving. Like pee your pants scary. The combination of amazing and scary makes the trip pretty unforgettable altogether!
But, as always on CTF, first things first: fashion. First come the travel style posts, then come the travel posts! I’m sharing most of my outfits from Day 1 to Day 5 below, with one special look being saved for it’s own post coming soon.
Day 1: Exploring Ortigia
After wearing leggings and a sweatshirt on the flight, I switched over to this blue striped maxi for exploring the first stop on our Sicily trip: Ortigia. I really don’t think you can ever have too many maxi dresses– they’re comfy, go from day to night, and look so effortless.
I got this one last year for under $10 on clearance, so it’s not available anymore but I rounded up a few striped maxis all under $50 in the widget below.
Day 2: Turkish Steps & Valley of the Temples
This was one of our longer days, with a few hours drive in the car, making our way to the Turkish steps (from the first photo in the post), and walking somewhere over 3 miles in the Valley of the Temples.
P.S. This dress is still available in all sizes!
For the majority of the trip I wore these sandals (you can see them in the picture below) and they were surprisingly comfy. Most people walking around the temple area wore sneakers or hiking shoes but I did just fine!
Day 3: Exploring Taormina
I could not believe that after all the eating I had already done on Day 1 and 2 that I could still fit into these white jeans! Thank goodness for a little stretch! I am also proud to say that I wore these jeans shopping in old town Taormina, eating a caprese salad, and drinking wine without getting a spot on them.
This basic tank is such a winner. I have it in black and olive and will be wearing it tucked into midi skirts over the next few months. Wouldn’t it also look nice with some layered necklaces?
Day 3: Dinner in Taormina
I apologize for the awful lighting in these photos, but when you eat dinner late like Italians there’s just no natural light for your #OOTN pic! For better pictures of this dress you can check out this travel style post from a trip to the Czech Republic last year.
Funny enough, I styled it a similar way with colorful drop earrings. This year I wore my new tassel earrings instead of beaded ones and they are SO MUCH lighter. I bought them in red and a light purple that will be on repeat all spring and summer.
Day 3 & 4 & 5: Swimsuits in Taormina
It’s definitely a tie between the first two for my favorite. The chevron one piece has great structure and looks more expensive than it is in my opinion. The pattern and seams really camoflauge your body into looking smooth.
The green two piece is so cute with the retro vibes! The bottoms are high waisted and have ruching to smooth you out. It comes in a lot of prints and colors, too (hello, pineapple print!). It’s definitely a great choice if you want more coverage but don’t want a one piece.
True story about the last bow shoulder suit: I bought it final sale from J.Crew last year and I would have returned it if I could. In my opinion I’ve bought better quality suits for less from Amazon, but luckily I didn’t pay normal price for it considering it was bought over Cyber Monday. There’s no support in the chest and some of the white seams are off in the front of the suit, which is really obvious against the black. If you really love the style, hopefully this similar one is better quality.
Hey, at the end of the day I still wore it on vacay and it can double as a bodysuit, so I can’t complain too much.
I hope you’re headed somewhere full of sun and sea soon, and I have one word of advice: go for longer than 5 days if you can! Even with the crazy driving I didn’t want this trip to end.