This Is How We're Translating Milan Street Style for Australian Winter

During the cooler months, it's easy for our outfits to get stale. After all, how many variations of a jeans-and-jumper look can there be? Turns out, it's easy to have fun with winter dressing if you broaden your horizons a little.

To inspire you to branch out, we've been looking at the street style at Milan Men's Fashion Week. Yes, it's summer over in the Northern Hemisphere, but the styling is surprisingly similar to what we would wear here in Australia during winter. Unless you reside in an especially chilly part of the country, these Italian street style outfits translate really easily to our climate. Let's be honest, not many people in our eternally-sunburnt country often wear more than two layers, and we're still seeing beach-worthy weather in June, so rid yourself of the idea that winter style is all about fur coats and gum boots and create an amazing look based on one of these outfits below.

Keep scrolling for 18 winter outfit ideas we'll be copying this season, and read our style notes for how we'll be adapting the look to our climate.

 

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Style notes: Ripped blue jeans and a crisp white shirt are staples in our winter wardrobes already, but the addition of the white bag and shoes makes this really fresh.

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Style notes: We saw tonal beige outfits everywhere at Fashion Week Australia, and now the streets of Italy are approving the trend. We would copy this outfit formula head-to-toe, and maybe add a matching blazer for chilly mornings. 

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Style notes: It can be so hard to get out of bed in winter that we strongly encourage wearing your pyjamas outdoors. Elevate the look with a contrasting mini bag. 

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Style notes: Instead of going for all-white sneakers this season, opt for a pair with bright accents, and then match them with cropped trousers. 

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Style notes: We'll admit we usually reserve our platform sandals for the warmer months, but wearing socks or stockings underneath is so on-trend right now.

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Style notes: A thick waisted belt will add shape to an oversized romper. We'll be copying this exact look this winter, but maybe we'll swap the sandals for boots. 

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Style notes: Cowboy boots aren't the only Western design trend you'll want this season. The studded detail here is low-key perfection. 

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Style notes: There's nothing more comforting than an oversized jacket in winter, and this bulky blazer on Chiara Ferragni proves they can look polished, too.

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Style notes: Sick of wearing your backpack on your back? Detach the straps, add a chain, and wear it as a cross-body bag instead. 

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Style notes: This is the perfect outfit for those sunny winter weekends, going from the market to brunch. 

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Style notes: You probably already have a few floral wrap dresses in your wardrobe from summer—wear them with black boots and layer a turtleneck underneath for extra warmth. 

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Style notes: A midi-length printed dress and black ankle boots is the perfect combination for the office, the bar, and everywhere in between. 

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Style notes: All-black outfits aren't exactly hard to come by in winter, but the all-leather texture here is truly something special. Layer on the gold necklaces for a feminine touch. 

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Style notes: White kitten heels and a clear bag will give even your most boring winter apparel an instant update.

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Style notes: Here's another idea for bringing your summer wrap dresses into the cooler weather: Layer them over a classic jeans-and-tee combo and tie it loosely for an effortless effect. 

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Style notes: Leopard print is basically a neutral now. We'd swap out the slides for black pointed flats to keep our toes from the chill.

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Style notes: Forget what you've been told—all-white is not just for summer. Pair this with a beige trench coat and you've got a toasty winter outfit. 

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Style notes: Would this even be a street style gallery without a matching suit thrown in? This round-the-year trend looks even better when layered up (win). 

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