What's the difference between Australian style and Singapore style?

Having grown up in the land Down Under — before moving to Singapore almost five years ago — I've been asked this question a countless number of times. And, with the benefit of hindsight, plus the luxury of time to think this over, this is my conclusion: Australians dress to accentuate their natural beauty, often picking up local or independent brands that are easy and effortless; while Singaporeans dress to accentuate their status and are more in tune with global trends, preferring luxury labels and statement bags. As with all things style, there is no right or wrong; there's only different.

Given that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016 (that is, #MBFWA) just wrapped over the weekend, there's no better time to celebrate (and maybe even pick up some pointers) on how to achieve that famous tousled, carefree Aussie look. And what better way to do so, than to see what (and how) the girls wore their local labels outside the Australian Fashion Week shows in Sydney. Scroll down, take inspiration, and enjoy.   

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Georgie Perkins

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Isabelle Cornish

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Red rope jacket

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Bridget Malcolm

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Carmen Hamilton Natalie Cantell

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Red coat

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Sarah Ellen

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Tash Sefton and Elle Ferguson

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Nikki Phillips

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - braided hair

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Sheer lace

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Souvenir Jacket Orange Skirt

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Model behaviour blue neckerchief

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - White suit layering

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Margaret Zhang

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Yiota and Thessy Kouzoukas

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Geneva Vanderzeil

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Carmen Hamilton

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Colouful Layering

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Lindy Klim Adam Ellis

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Bald Eagle Jumper

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Eleanor Pendleton Anna Quan shirt

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Stripe scarf

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - White Sheer dress

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Model behaviour blue neckerchief

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - bomber jacket model

Best street style from Australian Fashion Week 2016 (MBFWA) - Christine Centenera

Related story:
10 things we learned from Australian Fashion Week 2016 

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