MBFWA fashion week street style ruffle dress over floral embroidered t shirt with rebecca minkoff bag and prada cinema sunglasses

As all the glossy mags say: Fashion Week street style is as important as what graces the catwalk itself.
Now if this alone isn't enough pressure to make me want to stay in my hotel curled under my sheets, add the fashion week street style paps into the mix and it becomes a literal curdling of cordisol & pretty shoes.

Unlike many other fashion week street style looks I drooled over, I wasn't decked out in head to toe designer. 

And so, with my normal twenty-something-year old's wardrobe of high street and splashings of designer, I headed to day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, tottering in my $50 heels and clutching onto my Rebecca Minkoff bag with sweaty palms.

Here's my fashion week street style looks from day 1 of MBFWA.

And yes, I did the whole changing outfit thing.

mercedes benz fashion week australia MBFWA resort 18 collections

MBFWA Resort 18: You have officially made me want to toss half on my wardrobe into kingdom come and go shopping for an abundance of new season pretties.

What do I have my eye on in particular? Ruptures of ruffles a la Alice McCall, a naughty-meets-nice Macgraw Victoriana blouse and that Steven Khalil wedding dress (Should he ever wish to put a ring on it).

As I sit tormented with post-Sydney Fashion Week flu (yes, that is a thing), I find myself realizing that the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Resort 18 shows are waaay more wearable than those in MBFWA 17. Hailing from Cairns, wearing some of the more... ahem..out there pieces approximately equate to walking down the street in a Ronald McDonald costume with a flashing idiot arrow constantly floating above my head.

However, the MBFWA Resort 18 Shows were made for endless Summers. Soft structuring, endless florals and downplayed shirt dressing meant that the Sydney Fashion Week collections could easily be seen at Coogee Cafe's, St Kilda offices, Cairns' Northern Beaches, and everywhere in between.

Without further meaningless waffle, here's the MBFWA Resort 18 shows direct to you from the frow.

Disclaimer: When I mean frow, I mean second row, third row, fourth row and the occasional front row. **Insert winky face** Hey, I'm not exactly Margaret Zhang yet!

effortlessly stylish layered outfit burnt orange slip dress layered over brown top with adidas sneakers and rebecca minkoff bag

 The art of being effortlessly stylish is all about light layering.

Some days, you just want to throw something on that looks like you didn't spend hours putting it together.

Today I bring you 3 layered outfits that have that nonchalant, thrown-on air about them.

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Designer clothes for less? Sounds to good to be true right?! 

Stop dreaming about that Gucci bag, or spending hours stalking the new Alice McCall collection and get that designer gear into your wardrobe!

 **Cough cough** "But I'm really broke", I hear you say...

Do not fear: your designer shopping fairy godmother is here!

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