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Get the Look: What to Wear to Fashion Week

Images by Crystal Nicodemus

Every Fashion Week, we’re front row at the show on the streets–if front row is combing over photos of what the fashion editors and influencers wear. Often their outfits are just as inspiring as the runway presentations—and, let’s face it, more achievable.

To help us prepare for New York Fashion Week, we scoured images of Sydney’s recent Fashion Week scene. Here are the key trends that we’re calling this season. Even if you’re not going to the fashion cities, you’ll want to take these styles to a street near you.

A bracelet bag

Chloe bracelet bag

Let your accessories do double duty. These pretty and petite purses were popping up all over Sydney this summer. Elegant hardware handles add polish to any outfit, whether you’re dressed for day or night, and are a delicate final touch for your totables.

Our editors’ picks:

KARA pebbled leather duffel wristlet clutch | Simon Miller Bonsai pebbled leather bucket bag | Chloé small Nile bracelet leather crossbody bag

Retro oval sunnies

Cat-Eye sunglasses at Sydney Fashion Week

Although this classic style owes a lot to the cool cat-eyes of the 1950 and ’60s, the shapes and hues we saw in Sydney also hearkened back to the ’90s grunge scene and Kurt Cobain’s famous white oval pair. Both chic and rocker styles dominated the street-style crowd, which made us think that these shades were prime for pop appeal.

Our editors’ picks:

Gucci 53mm cat eye sunglasses | Dolce&Gabbana 53mm gradient cat eye sunglasses | Tory Burch 56mm polarized cat eye sunglasses

Cute ankle socks

Cute socks at Fashion Week Sydney

Fashion is all about the details, like sweet-looking feet. Add an anklet to a modest pump or even an oxford for a sassy way to style your shoes. Whether the socks are fishnet or opaque, they’re a simple addition that can up the ante on your outfit.

Our editors’ picks:

Free People Sugar Sugar fishnet socks | Wolford Rhomb net ankle socks | Nordstrom crushed velvet trouser socks

Sock booties

Sock booties at Sydney Fashion Week

No matter if they were wearing dresses, skirts, shorts, pants or (scandalously) just shirts, the Fashion Week set in Sydney was seriously loving this season’s sock booties. It’s easy to see why. The sleek style is a neat, modern finish to any look. (Please wear pants, though.)

Our editors’ picks:

Dolce Vita Elana stretch sock bootie | Badgley Mischka Martine statement heel sock bootie | Mercedes Castillo Dessa round toe bootie 


Sphearrings at Fashion Week

Symmetry is always in style. Earrings featuring globes, bulbs, orbs or hoops are making their way around the fashion circles. If you’re going to try the spherical statement earring, be sure to go big—and have a ball!

Our editors’ picks:

BaubleBar Crispin drop earrings | J.W.ANDERSON sphere drop earrings | Alexander Wang triple ring pavé earrings

A dapper jacket

A plaid jacket at Sydney Fashion Week

Want to be sure we’re checking you out at Fashion Week? Then wear a gentlemanly jacket in a fresh plaid print. Feminized menswear is truly having a moment with the style stars, and the check patterns we’ve been seeing are enough to make us want to put on a three-piece suit.

Our editors’ picks:

sandro double breasted plaid coatTheory Hadfield off the shoulder stretch wool jacket | Alexander Wang leather sleeve check blazer 

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