Growing up, I often heard that the stereotypical outfit for an Italian American was head to toe black - even on my high school Italian class field trips, everyone dressed in dark colors. While I love a good neutral, and black is flattering on everyone, dressing colorfully is much more fun!
On Chi-rish Day, the day of the St. Patty's Day Parade in Chicago, I pay tribute to my Irish half of my family by wearing green and orange. So why not give my Italian heritage a nod with a red, white and green outfit? The best part is, this is also versatile for holidays such as Christmas and St. Joseph's Day!
I decided to base my outfit off of the Italian flag. After researching the meaning of the three colors, I learned that they do not have set significance except for kingdoms and city states merging together in order to create modern Italy. Italylogue.com provides some great information about the flag's history and examples of previous government flags!
So without further ado, here is a screenshot of my Polyvore creation:
View the set at: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=59954232
I will definitely have to pack an outfit similar to this for my next visit to La Citta Eterna!