7 style lessons we took from the street style at MBFWA

The MBFWA street style has definitely taught us a thing or two about what to wear.

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Walking the streets of Fashion Week Australia was an exciting and eye-opening experience. Watching some of the most interesting fashion pieces being worn and styled in real life was totally inspiring. From our week exploring Carriageworks and the surrounding streets, there are a number of trends and styles that we started to notice. It turns out, if you want to dress like the celebs, bloggers and fashion influencers, there are a few key rules you need to follow.

So if you're wanting to take style cues from the fashion elite, we've got the tips you need to know. Here are the key style lessons we took from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

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Don't use your sleeves

Apparently the new way to wear a jacket or coat is to drape it over your shoulders. Sleeves are now redundant showpieces.

Sources clockwise: elyseknowlzy, friendofaudrey, ksenijalukich, thestyleograph

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Sneakers are absolutely appropriate

No matter what you're wearing, be it jeans, a silk slip dress, a leather skirt or a corporate shirt, sneakers are always an option. We saw every kind of outfit paired with sneakers at Fashion Week and we have to admit, it did look kind of cool.

Source: Instagram user ashleighdmello

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All black is fail safe

Self-conscious about your fashion game? Just not sure what to wear? All black might not make you stand out but at least you'll blend in perfectly with the fashion crowd. Monochrome will always be chic.

Source: Instagram user amylouiseshaw

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Always have a leather jacket

Need a jacket to go with your outfit? It better be a leather jacket. There was scarcely a person without one.

Source: Instagram user styleograph

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Never wear a business shirt the way it's supposed to be worn

Tie it up. Wear it off the shoulder. Put it on back-to-front. Just as long as you're not wearing it the way it's supposed to be worn.

Source: Instagram user styleograph

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Black chokers go with everything

From evening dresses to t-shirts and jeans, a black choker goes with every outfit. It is the must-have accessory of the moment.

Source: Instagram user fromluxewithlove

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You can pull anything off with confidence

This is one of the most interesting things we noticed. We saw boys in laced corsets, girls feathered shrugs with sporty tees and celebs in bejewelled shorts and sneakers. Some of these outfits would have looked odd but even the craziest get-ups were worn with total confidence and passion, so instead, they just looked straight-up fierce.

As long as you love what you're wearing and you are completely confident, you'll look like a total star.

Source: Instagram user styleograph

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