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#FollowFriday: 5 Italian trendsetters to inspire your next wardrobe revamp

Sartorial ruts are the worst. And we’ve all been there more than we’d like to be. Closet doors wide open, and you’re standing there pensively skimming the racks brimming with clothes — yet nothing comes to mind. The trick to cut down excessive time wasted on gaping at your pile of old reliables is to ask yourself: “What would Diletta Bonaiuti, Gilda Ambrosio or Patricia Manfield do?”

If these names sound foreign to you, try googling “Italian street style” and shots of fashion editor Anna Dello Russo in her signature OTT ensembles will no longer pop up on the first few rows. Instead, you’ll find this new breed of fresh-faced style savants saturating your page. Among them will be the monikers we just mentioned.

With pitch-perfect personal style and access to the best of luxury fashion, these ladies are the answer to your next style rut situation. It’s easy peasy, really. All you need to do is tap the follow icon, scroll through their timelines and bookmark their OOTDs you’d love to put a spin on. It also doesn’t hurt to stumble upon extra exotic travel inspos while you’re at it.

So without further ado, scroll down to get to know these signorinas (no, Chiara Ferragni’s not on this list) you should be following on Instagram.

(Main image: Phil Oh; featured image: Gilda Ambrosio)

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Gilda Ambrosio

Who: @gildaambrosio, designer and co-founder of The Attico

Why you should be following her: Blessed with glossy thick locks and luscious lips, Ambrosio’s perfectly sculpted features in a close-up selfie often garner at least 5k double taps. Top that off with her above par style? You get a photogenic trendsetter who parts in-awe street style photographers like the Red Sea as she saunters to her next front row seat.

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Diletta Bonaiuti

Who: @dilettabonaiuti, stylist

Why you should be following her: Bonaiuti has an eclectic resume listing the likes of style glossy Vogue Italia and luxury e-tailer Luisa Via Roma as ardent clients. And you shouldn’t be wondering why — this ‘It’ girl’s aesthetically pleasing, well thought-out feed teeming with chic leisurewear says it all.

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Patricia Manfield

Who: @patriciamanfield, burgeoning singer

Why you should be following her: Also a full-time #FreeTheNips activist, Manfield is the daredevil you should keep an eye on for chameleonic styling swerves. She first rose to fame with her equally style-savvy beau Giotto Calendoli as the Italian power couple stealing attention during fashion week circuits. Now, she’s carving her own name as the breakout singer Italy never saw coming.

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Eleonora Carisi

Who: @eleonoracarisi, founder of Jou Jou Villeroy and Grumble Creative

Why you should be following her: Carisi’s feed is washed in a beautiful brownish filter, contributing a nostalgic feel whenver her vintage-tinged looks appear on your timeline. Merging retro-cool factor with a mean wardrobe, Carisi should be kept on your radar. ‘Nuff said.

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Giorgia Tordini

Who: @giorgiatordini, creative director and co-founder of The Attico

Why you should be following her: Forget Emily Ratajkowski‘s impossible-to-achieve summer perfection, and look to Tordini’s isle-bound ease instead. The style-setter doubles up as the creative mind behind cult Italian label The Attico. Tearing pages out of her sartorial book will do you no wrong.

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