We know it probably gets boring for them—endless sunshine, great tans, toned bodies from all that outdoor exercise—but Australian girls really do have it sorted when it comes to summer fashion. That's why we're always grateful at this time in the year to witness Australia Fashion Week playing out in Melbourne.
It means the best of the best dressed are out in full force, showcasing how they're tackling the season—even if it is technically their "winter," the temperatures align nicely to the UK summer, i.e., what we need to wear now. While still dubious about leaving overcoats or jackets at home but keen to bare legs and crack out the sandals, our Aussie counterparts, it would seem, are walking the same style tightrope.
Thanks to our street photographer on the ground—that's Style Snooper Dan—we can look into the future of your month's wardrobe decisions and predict that the following outfits are well worth bookmarking for reference.
Go through the gallery to see the 15 ensembles we're into.
Style Notes: Chino fabrics have been elevated this season, but that doesn't mean you have to wear khaki trousers. Joseph have a great selection of utility skirts.
Style Notes: Rainbow stripes + herringbone checks = our new print-clash aim.
Style Notes: Toughen up a bohemian white dress with chunky flatforms and a sporty belt—even better if you can get this industrial one from Off-White.
Style Notes: There are plenty of girls in this country who will be really happy to keep wearing Dr. Martens throughout the summer season—and we can see why.
Style Notes: Magda Butrym's deconstructed but delicate dresses have really piqued the fashion crowd's interest.
Style Notes: When in doubt, wear frills, but make them even more interesting by playing with scale and volume.
Style Notes: We've spotted drawstring detailing cropping up on dresses, tops and dresses recently.
Style Notes: The ole blue shirt–and-denim formula never fails to be reinterpreted season after season.
Style Notes: Sometimes there's nothing chicer than wearing black in the heat—unless you're adding a shock of matte red lipstick, of course.
Style Notes: This kind of puff sleeve is the directional girl's choice now that off-the-shoulder styles are ubiquitous.
Style Notes: Midi denim skirts are making a bid for summer 2017, and as they're super-flattering, we're happy to let this continue.
Style Notes: Ribbon ties, ruffles… Could you ask for more from a statement top?
Style Notes: The plainer your crop top–and-denim combination can be, the better.
Style Notes: On those inclement-weather days where you probably should take a trench coat, this is how to wear it.