Just when we though the Fashion Week fun was over, Australian Fashion Week swept in with fresh styles and a carefree approach to design. However, the streets create a runway all their own, with Australian fashion bloggers trotting out their creative ensembles and visionary approach to style. In honor of the Australian Fashion Week and its street style stars, we've rounded up our favorite looks and gleaned a few style lessons from each stellar ensemble. Your spring dressing may look extra-stylish after a peek at these outfits!
If you’re afraid of looking like a disco ball, don’t be. Metallics are in for spring, and the fashionistas at Australian Fashion Week are rocking the trend. For a look that doesn’t scream “Gone clubbing,” pair a metallic piece with a pastel or neutral.
Try a Floral Wreath
Floral hair wreaths are in (thank you, Game of Thrones), so if you love bohemian, feminine style, it’s time to put aside your phobia of looking juvenile and enjoy a little whimsy.
Mix Your Pastels
Pastels are your friend this spring, and mixing them together? Even better. For a less twee effect, choose pastel pieces in streamlined, architectural cuts.
Wear Black and White Stripes
An elegant black and white ensemble will always be the epitome of glamour; this we know. However, for a twist on the classic look, try pairing a striped top with a white blazer and a black skirt.
Pair a Midi Skirt with a Crop Top
If the crop top trend has you perplexed, try this Australian street style-approved formula: crop top plus midi skirt plus trench equals sophistication. The ensemble will look even more chic in a muted palette.
Pair a Graphic Floral Sweatshirt with a Leather Skirt
In spite of the overwhelming array of stunning styles on display in this photo, we’d like to focus on the graphic floral sweatshirt/leather skirt ensemble. The pairing is fresh, unexpected, and just a bit daring. To make sure the focus stays on your outfit, keep shoes and accessories understated.
When In Doubt, Wear a Shirt Dress
There are few things more graceful and polished than a crisp shirtdress. And spring 2014 is the season of shirting, so why not reinterpret the style with a classic oxford dress? The look is best interpreted with minimalist gold or silver accessories and a statement bag.
Give Colored Lace a Whirl
Colored lace may have been around for quite some time, but this spring, it’s more couture-oriented and much more brash. Lace skirts are all the rage, and whether you favor pastel lace or neon, the trend looks best when paired with statement heels and a more casual top.
Team Neon Florals and Leather
For a look that’s both edgy and sweet, try pairing a leather biker jacket with neon florals. Many may not have the confidence to try a voluminous jumpsuit with the trend, but a maxi dress in a bold print is will give the same impact.
Pair Boucle and Patterns
If you thought boucle jackets were just for ladies who lunch, it’s time to revise your knowledge of the yarn. When paired with a patterned statement skirt or blouse, a traditional boucle jacket becomes modern and edgy.
Double Up on Accessories
If anything spangled, sparkly or shimmering brings a smile to your face, you’re in luck. Australian Fashion Week attendees love a few glitzy accessories with their ensembles, the more, the better. To avoid looking overly ostentatious, make sure your ensemble doesn’t compete with your statement jewelry.