In the world of fashion, we can always turn to Milan for a heavy dose of glamour, no matter the season. With iconic designers like Donatella Versace, Miuccia Prada, Valentino (now led by Pierpaolo Piccioli) and Giorgio Armani among the leaders of the Italian fashion helm, and emerging talents like Sunnei and Palm Angels changing up the industry, Italian fashion is a perfect mix of old and new. It is, of course, no surprise that the Milan-based fashion set reflects that blend of traditional luxury and contemporary cool.
It almost seems unfair. Italy has pasta, pizza and the Amalfi Coast. They have wine, Sofia Loren, ancient history, La Dolce Vita and the Tuscan sun. And, if you take one scroll through Fashion Instagram, you'll see that Italy also has some of the best-dressed style stars with diverse styles and endless fresh outfit ideas.
From Tamu McPherson's twist on sophistication and Giorgia Tordini's reinvention of the going-out look to Anna Dello Russo's consistently OTT outfits and Linda's Tol bag collection, here are the Italian influencers we love to follow for style inspiration.…
Anna Dello Russo is more legend than influencer. As the editor at large for Vogue Japan, she is a fashion-week staple, and as she is a fashion peacock, it's very difficult to miss her in those signature thigh-high boots.
As one half of the designer duo behind The Attico, Gilda is unabashedly outrageous, pushing her personal style to new places with each post. She oscillates from flip-flops and cargo trousers to feathered minidresses and sky-high heels without trying.
Giovanna, known at Bat Gio, brings a sense of playfulness and humour to her every look. Often spotted in fresh-off-the-runway pieces, she loves her signature heart-shaped sunnies and over-the-top props like hundreds of balloons.
Patricia Manfield, more recently known as Heir, is the influencer turned musician who's always had an effortless sense of cool. She mixes casual and luxe with ease, like a vintage T-shirt and a Prada bucket hat.
As the founder of Midnight 00 (yes, those shoes), there is almost an art-based quality to Ada's personal style. Pairing her own brand shoes with flowy, floral dresses, silk robes or black trousers, Ada's style is a reminder to start with the shoes and work your way up.
Diletta, who recently welcomed a baby, just gave us all the maternity style inspiration. Be it cycling shorts and an oversized button-down shirt or a men's blazer and stirrup trousers, she raised the bar on maternity cool.
At 21-years-old, the Italian model has walked countless major runways, including opening for the most recent Chanel show. Her job takes her around the world, so follow her for the coolest off-duty looks.
As one of the original bloggers, The Blonde Salad, Chiara has built an empire based on her luxurious life. As a fashion week fixture since bloggers were first on the scene, she's since made headlines for her custom-made Dior wedding dress.