And the Breakout Street Style Star of Fashion Week Is…

We've spoken before of our love for the Italian fashion squad who makes every day a chicer one, wherever they are across the globe—but our attentions were, admittedly, more focused on Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio at the start. These are the two with the long, insanely glossy locks, who have impeccable taste and are enjoying great success with their debut fashion collection under their label Attico. We've also been particularly keen on the wardrobe of street style star–turned-singer Patricia Manfield, and we've long admired the elegance of Candela Novembre.

But this fashion month has seen one in this molto cool–girl gang really shine: Diletta Bonaiuti. She's a super-chic stylist who can pull off some of the most unexpected pieces with a certain grace and ease that's easy to admire. She works at Luisa Via Roma and therefore has some pretty awesome access to designer garms.

Cobalt velvet duster coat? Purple pencil skirt? Furry tote bag? All of these items could well scare off a lesser mortal, but she has the skills to make them look simple. It's all down to a straightforward concept of standout pieces being set against basics: if your skirt is attention-grabbing, just pair it with a white shirt. These aren't new rules, per se, but they do look refreshed under her guidance. 

So, to join the love-in, keep scrolling to see Diletta's greatest fashion week outfits


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Style Notes: We wouldn't have thought of wearing major denim turn-ups with a pair of bright boots peeking out underneath, but how casual does it look when paired with a simple, sporty zip-up top?

On Diletta Bonaiuti: Valextra bag; Céline boots.


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Style Notes: Diletta with the Italian fashion squad—it's quite clearly not about the miniskirt here.


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Style Notes: Meet your new autumnal workwear look. The longline skirt works perfectly with knee-high boots, and we adore the idea of wearing an open shirt over a thin roll-neck. Genius.


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Style Notes: This is a textural dreamscape—patent, fur, velvet, croc, diamanté… Block colours pull it all together.

On Diletta Bonaiuti: Isabel Marant Trench Coat (£925); Loewe sunglasses; Saint Laurent Cascade Earrings (£230).


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Style Notes: Diletta's retro look from Gucci reminds us of a classic golfing look—with oodles of extra pizazz. Note to self: Buy a white polo-neck.

On Diletta Bonaiuti: Gucci Embroidered Wool Knit Top (£660) and Cropped Wool Pant (£660); Isabel Marant Étoile Deyis Ankle Boots (£330).


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Style Notes: Bringing the boudoir onto the streets, Diletta smartens up the idea of a velvet robe and slippers (those Alberta Ferretti ones that keep selling out) by pairing with denim, a plain top and incredible sunglasses.

Related: 23 Jaw-Dropping Street Style Looks From Milan Fashion Week


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Style Notes: Another day, another retro sports-luxe top. This time, she's paired it with a short, padded skirt and white boots: like a very posh, city-version of being off-piste.


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Style Notes: Sometimes all you need in life is a blooming great sweater and some perfectly-fitted jeans.

On Diletta Bonaiuti: Jacquemus Bow Detail Jumper (£554).

See 33 of the chicest looks from Paris Fashion Week for more new-season inspiration.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.