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STYLING

EASTER OUTFIT EXCELLENCE

By Caroline Ferry, 26 March 2018

Just when you thought the daily street-style inspiration of fashion month was over, Melbourne takes centre stage. Yes, after Paris, Milan, New York and London, it's time for us Aussies to take the sartorial torch and shine. The very best looks from Melbourne Fashion Week (aka Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival) are in, serving up four long-weekend wardrobe delicacies.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

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Missed you mum

The 00s revival of jeans and a fancy top was a revelation for summer nights out, and now there’s a very cool way to work it for those Easter Sunday fam plans too. There are two things to note here – first up is that the jeans should be straight leg or mom fit, preferably with a frayed hem. Secondly is the accessories. What makes this feel totally 2018 is the playful bag – a woven or straw kinda-beachy bag is just the ticket to bring this whole shebang up to date.

 


Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

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And she’s off

There are a lot of things about mini breaks which are epic – number one being the chance to break out of your usual routine. Eating is usually the second. But style-wise, apart from a few key items, one finds themselves in a bit of a uniform of sundress and sneakers, right? That’s why picking a pair of fashion sunnies is key. This white wide-rimmed pair are the most unbasic ones we’ve seen, and aren’t too peacocky either.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival striped outfit

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Just browsing thanks

Stripes are such an important pattern, they’ve managed to become an actual wardrobe essential (hey Breton top). But 2018 has other things in mind for the much-loved lines. Striped suits are already really happening, and now the laid-back ladies of our hometown are making striped separates a casual thing too. Add a slogan cross-body bag for the very best of looks for your shopping and brunching plans.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival striped outfit

Picture: Rex

I can’t, I’m working

If you were shopping in any sort of serious way last year, you’ll probably have two key items; a statement shirt, and an asymmetric midi-length occasionwear dress. And the likelihood of both of those items having ruffles on them is huge. This fashion week wonder woman has just served up a styling trick to give both items a new lease of life for 2018. Layer ‘em up and add chunky leather heels for the smartest workwear update around.

 


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