Index 03 | Aperitivo Hour

A midsummer ode to the art of Aperitivo Hour.

Derived from the Latin word aperire, apertivo means “to open.” Notably known as a pre-dinner happy hour of sorts in Italy, it is the act of opening one's stomach before dining. Aperitvo is a cultural ritual encompassing la dolce vita, a life of indolence and self-indulgence. It is the act of slowing down, enjoying your surroundings, socializing, sipping, and eating, preferably al fresco, in the open air. A phenomenon of sorts, Apertivo Hour, is a way of living we wish to embody.

Browse Index 03 | Aperitivo Hour for styling inspiration no matter your Apertivo Hour location this summer.

In The Countryside

As the sun begins to set behind the trees in the countryside, indulge in Apertivo Hour with a classic chilled red wine and charcuterie board, perhaps on the porch or picnic style, as the sky turns golden.

Choose something elevated yet comfortable that eludes a sense of carefreeness, like the Permanent Vacation Metaphor Dress in Black Gingham. To simplify things, keep accessories minimal and opt for a no-fuss bag like the Are Studio Quinn Bag in Black and simple footwear like the Rita Row Juana Sandal in White.

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Seaside Sipping

After a day under the sun, savor Apertivo Hour and start the evening with an Aperol spritz and a Caprese salad while sitting seaside as the waves crash in and the ocean breeze dances through the air.

Plan a practical outfit that can transition into the night by pairing a versatile swimsuit like the NU Swim Straight One Piece in Black with a light top layer like the Deiji Studios Oversized Shirt Dress in Vintage White. Lastly, choose a pair of functional yet modern shoes like the St. Agni Cross Over Platform Sandal in Black.

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City Scenes

Close the workday and welcome the night with Apertivo Hour in the city. Unwind with a negroni or americano cocktail alongside an assortment of cheese, meats, and olives while basking in the setting sun and people watching in the distance.

Wear a business casual look that can be converted after hours with ease. Start with summer trousers like the Permanent Vacation Everyday Flares in Charcoal Pinstripe and a statement tank top like the Angie Bauer Corsica Top in White. For work, simply add a lightweight blazer or cardigan over the top. Finish the look with an elegant sandal like the St. Agni Edi Woven One Strap Slide in White.

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Cin Cin,“Cheers”!

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