How To Capture Tuscan Style

Tuscany has to be one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, as well as one of the most diverse. It combines the art and culture of Florence with the rugged beauty of the Apenine Mountains and the olive groves in the wine region of Chianti. Tuscany is stunning in so many different ways, and it is also a haven for those who love to shop, with designer outlets selling discounted labels all over the region. Clearly Tuscany is a fashion lovers dream, with beautiful scenery that cries out for your own personal style.

I was recently asked how I would describe Tuscan style, and I had to point to one of my favourite movies that not only captures the beauty of the Tuscany, but, in Diane Lane, has a style icon worthy of the area. ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ is a gorgeous romance set and Diane’s wardrobe is perfect for Tuscany, chic and stylish, but with a relaxed undertone of not trying too hard.

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Diane’s wardrobe perfectly reflects Tuscany. She opts for a lot of white, almost like creating a blank canvas for all the rich colours of the vibrant scenery. We all know that nothing is more stylish than a crisp white shirt worn with classic denim, and this is shown in the movie, as Diane leaves the jewellery and accessories behind.


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But their are also knockout moments when the dresses hark back to the 1950s, full skirted, shirt waister styles that could’ve been borrowed from the wardrobe of Grace Kelly, or another lady who shone in an Italian set movie, Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. The stunning white dress is so simple in its cut, but is a real echo of the sophistication that Tuscany has in spades.

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Diane’s Tuscan wardrobe contains a lot of white and this makes perfect sense when you are capturing Tuscan style, it’s cool, crisp, always looks fresh, and looks fabulous with a suntan. Where colour is worn, it looks glorious when it reflects the buildings of the province, the burnt orange, deep rust and tangerine shades that echoes palazzo’s and farmhouses that litter Tuscany.

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Tuscany is a glorious area, and Tuscan style echoes that, combining sophistication with a carefree nature all of it’s own.

25 thoughts on “How To Capture Tuscan Style

  1. I love the Tuscan style! I think they have their own unique look and feel over there and I think it’s just beautiful.

  2. I love Under The Tuscan Sun! Such a great movie and the style from it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

  3. The Tuscan’s really seem to have such a beautiful style, I love how it emanates the area as well, so it all sort of goes together.

  4. The Tuscan’s really seem to have such a beautiful style, I love how it emanates the area as well, so it all sort of goes together.

  5. I think you picked the perfect way to illustrate the Tuscan style by using Diane Lane’s character in Under the Tuscan Sun. I think the movie’s wardrobe perfectly captures this stye.

  6. My daughter and her fiancee just returned from 2 weeks in Italy. It’s these gorgeous scenes from Tuscany that drive my own desire to return to Italy. There are so many beautiful places in the world, but Tuscany is one of the most dreamy! 🙂

  7. This is a great style. That last dress is my favorite. I remember watching that movie years ago and really enjoying it.

  8. I am in love with this Tuscan style. I will have to look for a few dresses to add to my wardrobe.

  9. i really love this movie and all the vintage fashion and boho style that the main actresses wore

  10. You’re a good writer. I love that movie and think I’d love Tuscany. Definitely want to visit some day.

  11. Diane is absolutely beautiful. She could make almost any outfit look amazing. She does do such marvelous things with all of those colors in that movie.

  12. I love Diane Lane and this movie. You are so right how she has captured the essence of Tuscan style!

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