Something like quickly running to the store just for milk and bread or popping by the ATM to withdraw 50 bucks is an easy and effortless task in America. You throw on a pair of somewhat clean sweatpants and a backwards baseball cap over your messy hair, head out, do your thing, and you’re back home in a jiffy.
Not so in Italy! Italians, as we all well know, are a fashionable bunch. Italians will take the time to comb or pull back their hair, apply some make-up or moisturizer, and choose a casual but well-thought-out outfit for such a menial task. Even running to the corner store is an opportunity to show what you’re workin’ with (or break in your new Armani shoes)!
Let’s turn to the world of celebrities to help me underline my point.
Here’s Britney Spears looking sloppy and disheveled:
And here is Italian celebrity Ilary Blasi lookin’ good ’round the neighborhood:
Shall we play “spot the difference”? 😉