See All The Best Street Style From Fashion Week Down Under

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I’ll be the first to admit: Arriving in Sydney for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, I expected a laid-back aesthetic to dominate the streets. I was in the land of sun and surf, after all, and even though the country was technically on the brink of its “winter” season, the weather lingered in the mid-70s, which, as someone from New York would consider, meant shorts, tees, and sandals all week long.

The scene outside Carriageworks (the official venue for MBFWA) was anything but. Formalwear (and I mean beaded, strapless gowns) and seriously-all-out ensembles were surprisingly the norm, with stacked stilettos, more off-the-runway Gucci than I could possibly count, and — what I found to possibly be the coolest part of the local street style scene — an undeniable support for Aussie designers (of the most prominent were favorites Ellery, Alice McCall, and Dion Lee). And while I may not plan on wearing a massive tulle dress to fashion week next season, it was refreshing to see showgoers take their personal style so seriously (and done well, at that).

Click through to see 30+ outfits that stole the show this past week in Sydney. Let’s just say we’re officially declaring the city down under a seriously underrated street style destination.
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It's no surprise Aussie brand Ellery was a street style favorite in Sydney. Just look at those sleeves!

Ellery top.
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Channel your inner '90s child and swap the jacket-over-your-shoulders for the jacket-wrapped-around-your-waist.

Gucci bag.
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Give your classic striped button-up an upgrade by pairing it with some contrasting striped trousers.
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Feel the breeze in an open-backed blouse.
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Leave it to Kanye West's muse, Christine Centenera, to take a sleepy-time slip dress ouside the bedroom with an oversized cardigan and thigh-high boots.
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Amp up an all-black look with a billowing-sleeved blazer and some cut-out heels.

Ellery blazer.
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The type of top you don't want to eat spaghetti in.
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If you want to take the town but don't want your feet to kill, consider mules your footwear BFFs.
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We spy those mules.

Gucci shoes.
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The friends who denim together, stay together.
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Take it back to the '70s with a colorfully-printed silk blouse.

Gucci top.
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Go big with your outerwear. We dare you.
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When D.I.Y.-meets-couture...

Dog Harajuku jacket, Poppy Lissiman bag and sunglasses.
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A refreshing, non-leather-jacket take on model off-duty style.
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Double the sleeves, double the fun.
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A going out top that screams, "Ready to party!"
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Proof a parka can be street style, too.
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A creative, belted take on the omnipresent choker trend.
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Tie one on for size.
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Pattern-mixing at its finest.

Gucci dress, Louis Vuitton shoes.
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Take the bomber fad into summer (because those nights can get chilly) with a bold, printed version.
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There's nothing we love more than a piece of clothing with a hidden surprise.
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An prime example of unexpected layering that surprisingly works.
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Frayed, exposed hem denim? Yes, please.

Gucci bag.
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#Twinning.
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Does anything look cleaner (and cooler) than an all-white ensemble?
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Oversized is an understatement with this varsity-inspired jacket.
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Dress down a gold pleated skirt with a simple band tee and block heel booties.
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If you're sick of your plain old denim, try a pair that looks more formal than laid-back.
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Go for mod vibes with a boxy jacket, mini skirt, and gold hoop earrings.
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As much as we love the wide-legged pants, we're giving 10 points for the killer top knot.
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We've never seen a headband look this cool.

Vintage jacket.
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The high fashion, non-Taylor Swift way to do a matching set.
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The easiest way to take your outfit to the next-level? A patterned neck scarf.
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It's impossible to go wrong with a Peter Pan-collared button-up, boyfriend jeans, and those Gucci mules.

Gucci bag and shoes.
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Extra-long sleeve game: strong.