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Australian Fashion Week Street Style Is A Lesson In Mixing & Matching Colors

After canceling its 2020 lineup due to a pandemic that took runway shows online, Australian Fashion Week is back, with new brands, IRL events, and enough street style to make up for Sydney’s time off from fashion. The week-long spectacle — which included runway shows by Rebecca Vallance, Bassike, Maggie Marilyn, and more — saw fashion’s top editors and influencers from around the country come together in the name of style. And of course, they dressed for the occasion.

On the streets outside of shows, attendees were photographed in colors of the rainbow. Think: Butter yellow berets paired with bright blue leather jackets, mint green skirt suits, and bubblegum pink fur coats. Other standouts included an orange, cut-out maxi skirt paired with a matching cropped blazer, a pistachio-colored suit circa 1986, and a pocketbook the color of orange sherbert. In other words, after a year-long stint in sweatpants, fashion is back — and it’s bolder than ever. 

Ahead, let Sydney’s fashion scene teach you a lesson on styling colors for the season ahead.

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Stick-of-butter fashion took the streets of Sydney by storm.

Nadia Fairfax wearing a Paris Georgia top, Paris Georgia pants, a Bottega Veneta bag, and Banbé sunglasses. Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

Easter shades mixed with ’80s silhouettes is a springtime vibe we’ll never get enough of.

Jolie Nguyen wearing a Prada bag and Bottega Veneta heels.Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

Orange you glad you saw this outfit, if only so that you can copy it ASAP? We are.

Amelia Marni wearing a Khirzad Femme blazer and a Khirzad Femme skirt.Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

This look is every viral Instagram trend in one.

Zoe Tapp wearing a Saks Potts jacket, a Susan Alexandra bag, and La Manso rings.Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

A minty green look will always be fresh.

Violet Grace Atkinson wearing a Sportmax blazer, a Sportmax top, a Sportmax skirt, Bottega Veneta boots, a Bottega Veneta bag, and Prada sunglasses.Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

Colorful on top, neutral on the bottom.

Fleur Egan wearing a Ferragamo blue jacket, a Ferragamo bag, Paco Rabanne earrings, and Louis Vuitton sneaker boots.Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

This look proves that it is okay to clash colors — especially when paired with leather pants and red Bottega Veneta heels.

Sarah Ellen wearing a Christopher Esber top, Michael Lo Sordo pants, Bottega Veneta shoes, and a Bottega Veneta bag.Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

You can do no wrong when you’re wearing head-to-toe pastel Ferragamo.

Fleur Egan wearing a Ferragamo cardigan, a Ferragamo dress, a Ferragamo bag, and Ferragamo shoes. Photo: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images.

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