17 Perfect-for-Summer Street Style Looks Direct From Sydney

No one does relaxed summer style quite like the Australians. Not only are they excellent with a tonal colour palette but they also get their fabrications just right. Think breezy linens, cottons and lightweight woolens. (It's a humidity thing, you know.) They favour a well-put-together-but-thrown-on look. As such, outfits are never overstyled, and stilettos are rarely worn. Instead, they remain advocates of the "day" heel—that 2- to 3-inch maximum heel on what is usually a mule or a slingback pump—which only adds to the nonchalance of it all.

Naturally, for a country that enjoys what to a Brit is essentially a permanent summer, the best time to capture such sartorialism is during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, held annually every May (aka Australia's "winter," when temperatures hover around a pleasant 16°C). For one thing, it's when Aussies actually need to wear layers—cue a whole mood board of outerwear ideas more fitting with the British climate.

This year's street style did not disappoint. From the chic tailored blazers paired with sneakers to the winter white button-down midi skirts styled with a cardigan-coat—a tonal look that somehow managed to look thrown-on as well as expertly put together)—we rounded up the best looks of the season for your viewing pleasure.