7 street style trends we’re expecting to see at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

We've got one eye on the catwalks and one eye on the streets.

Fashion Week is about more than just catwalk shows and celebrity spotting. One of the most integral and exciting parts of the six-day event is the street style.

And why wouldn't it be? Fashion Week is a time where the fashion community get together and pull out all the stops when it comes to style. Some of the coolest and most style-savvy trends are born on the footpaths outside the shows. So as Fashion Week Australia gears up, all eyes will be on the streets as well as the catwalks.

2017 has seen a few key street trends emerge and we're sure some of them will make an appearance at Fashion Week Australia. Here are some of the trends we're expecting to see.

Fashion Week Trends Slip Dresses

Slip Dresses

The popularity of slip dresses is showing no sign of slowing down. Everyone from celebrity A-listers to the key fashion bloggers are rocking slip dresses, so we're expecting to see a few of them on the street in Sydney this week.

Source: Instagram user harperandharley

Fashion Week Trends Off The Shoulder


This has been one of the biggest trends of the year. Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses will almost certainly be one of the biggest street style trends at Australian Fashion Week 2017.

Source: Instagram user friendinfashion

harper and harley statement earrings - edited

Statement earrings

Forget the statement necklace, right now it's all about statement earrings. Some of Australia's favourite bloggers have been wearing this trend to death and we must admit we can't get enough. So we're definitely going to see the fashion crowd step out with some interesting ear bling.

Source: Instagram user harperandharley

friend in fashion red - edited


Red was one of the top trends fresh from International Fashion Month, we saw this particularly on the catwalks of Milan. We've seen some early adopters like Friend in Fashion already wear this trend at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival a few weeks ago. So we think we'll definitely see more of this trend in at Fashion Week Sydney.

Source: Instagram user friendinfashion

harper harley slingback - edited


This shoe is absolutely everywhere at the moment . The classic style has been popping up in basic black, eye-catching blue and red and patent with embellishments. So we're sure to see a few interesting pairs on the streets of Sydney's fashion week.

Source: Instagram user harperandharley

brooke testoni layering - edited

Layered tops and dresses

The 90's trend of tees layered under slips came back in a big way last year. But this year, this layering trend has been taken a step further with the fashion crowd by layering printed blouses, a-line dresses and over overalls. We're expecting to see lots of interesting layering on the streets this year.

Source: Instagram user brooketestoni

Fashion Week Trends Bell Sleeves

Bell sleeves

Dynamic, eye-catching sleeves are so hot right now. We've seen them on bloggers like Friend in Fashion, Harper and Harley and Margaret Zhang and we're sure to see lots more this coming week.

Source: Instagram user ksenijalukich

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Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is the Editor of the Shopping section at finder. She has a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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