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I am staring to get excited about my upcoming April vacation to Tuscany, Italy but was a little concerned about what I am going to pack. The average temperatures for that time of year range from a high of 66 degrees F to a low of 46 degrees F.  So it can be mild and pleasant and sunny or chilly and rainy.

I am very cold natured and also had to consider that I  need to be comfortable but have read that Italians are very stylish. I decided to head to Marshalls, my favorite discount clothing store to see what I could find. Within about an hour and a half, I picked out my complete wardrobe. I decided to stick to a neutral color scheme to make it easier to mix and match. So almost everything is in a black, white, cream, grey and khaki pallette. I did pick out a soft pink jacket that goes with many of the other pieces of clothing. So this is what I got:

                            Item                                                       Can be worn with

1. Long black/cream stripe knit skirt                  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15

2. Short black knit dress                                            3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15

3. Long black sweater with tie waist                     1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14

4. Cotton black and cream stripe sweater          1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14

5. Black/white stripe trench raincoat                   A topper over all

6. Black ribbed knit tank top                                    1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

7. Cotton khaki safari style jacket                          1, 2, 5, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14

8. Cotton khaki matching short skirt                    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

9. Cream ruched tank top                                         1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

10. Grey and cream stripe cotton tank top        3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

11. Grey dolman sleeve sweater                             1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14

12. Grey long cashmere scarf                                    Everything!

13. White sateen wide leg pants                              3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

14. Straw hat with black ribbon bow                      Everything too!

15. Pink sateen blazer                                                  1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14

Every item goes with so many other items so I can wear it all multiple ways. I will probably add a pair of black pants I already own and maybe a few other colored scarves to add interest. I can layer up or take items off as needed.

Rural road lined with cypress trees, Le Crete region. Tuscany, Italy

Mari Villa Cortona, Italy

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