Broadsheet’s Arianna Leggiero sweeps through one of Melbourne’s most popular dining precincts, Flinders Lane, to see what people are wearing at some of the city’s most popular restaurants, from Chin Chin to Cumulus Inc.

As winter draws to a close, the tricky dilemma of trans-seasonal dressing has been solved by layering separates from the same tonal colour palette. Muted, natural and warm hues – such as beige, camel and cream – prevail. Commuters are also swaddled in robe coats, the effortlessly elegant style dominating fall-winter 2019 runways overseas.

Everybody’s still wearing strong suiting, but now it’s coming out in more daring colours, updated with fresh white sneakers. Thankfully high-waisted denim lives on (accessorised with fun socks), and oversized bomber and puffer jackets could be seen in full force.