Sure, the mercury may slowly be creeping upward here at home, but we've got a long way to go until we're parading around in chic shorts, breezy tops, and strappy sandals. The other side of the globe, however, does remember what it feels like to actually have a sufficient amount of vitamin D. So, we're heading Down Under, where Fashion Week just wrapped, for a glimpse of bare legs, open-toe shoes, and the happiest looks we've seen in months.
Those Aussie ladies certainly brought their A-game to the streets at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia — running between shows (we loved the Bec & Bridge presentation, by the way) in neon frocks, snow-white separates, and quirky accessories. Click through for the 15 looks that caught our eye — and soak up some summer-style inspo (and see similar, shoppable finds!) while you're there. Now, to Oz!
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A slouchy cardigan makes a pretty cocktail dress feel effortlessly undone.
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Toughen up a feminine, lace pencil skirt with a chunky, oversize knit up top.
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Hunch your shoulders, open wide, cross your ankles, add a clutch — and go!
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The quirky way to do the working-girl look.
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Black on black on black on black.
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Nothing miserable about this look.
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Every day should be a rainy day with a slicker this cute.
Original Clear Smock
Buy At Hunter
Mini Dolly Clutch in Oxford Blue
Buy At Stylebop
Mindy Turtleneck Crop Tee in Tiny Cheetah
Buy At Motel Rocks
Pleated Mini Skirt
Buy At ASOS
Gold And Mint Octagon Bib Necklace
Buy At Max & Chloe
Keene Suede Wedge Bootie
Buy At Neiman Marcus
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This Oz girl clearly understands the importance of the throw-on-and-go dress.
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We see you there, looking all cool in your sequin pencil.
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You better believe we're going to strive to look like this when we grow up.
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A downtown-esque, structured bag makes an otherwise preppy outfit feel instantly cool.
Three-Quarter Sleeve Stretch Perfect Shirt
Buy At J.Crew
Buy At Shopbop
Buy At Warby Parker
Perry Crocodile-Embossed Leather Mini Satchel
Buy At Saks Fifth Avenue
Metallic Blue Tosca Loafer
Buy At Moda Operandi
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So, can we wear this on Monday morning? Yes? Great.
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We'd do a happy dance, too, in this pretty, chiffon number and offbeat trench.