Surrounded by fashion on a regular basis, supermodels master the art of casual chic pretty easily. Arriving to castings or fashion shows, they’re regularly papped so that fans can find inspiration in the latest supermodel styles. The pressure’s on to pull off a relaxed, stylish look, which they continue to deliver time and time again.
You’ll be quite surprised to discover that a supermodel’s ‘off-duty’ style is actually quite easy to achieve without breaking the bank. All you need is a wardrobe of classic staples that can be thrown together effortlessly. Wear with confidence, and you, too, will feel like a supermodel.
We will talk you through the essential pieces required to capture that desired ‘off-duty’ style taking inspiration from our favorites: Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn. Let’s face it; they all know how to demand our attention with their ultra stylish wardrobe.
Denim Is a Must
Preferably distressed, supermodels can’t get enough of well-fitting jeans with rips and frayed edges. They are so easy to style with a logo or basic tee and a pair of boots, making jeans a regular feature in a models wardrobe. Just make sure they fit your body shape perfectly for that effortless, stylish vibe we all adore.
Denim skirts, shorts and jackets are another staple that supermodels love due to how easy they are to throw on, making everyone look and feel fantastic.
Keep It Basic
You can’t go wrong with a classic and supermodels know it. Once you’ve got your trusty denims, a tee or shirt is the perfect pairing. Many models like to keep it simple with a basic white tee casually tucked in to their high waisted or low slung jeans for a super chilled yet stylish vibe.
Others may wear a slogan tee to make a statement or go bold with a stripe or leopard print shirt just like Rosie Huntington-Whitely. It all depends on their personal taste (and yours) but all perfectly acceptable in a models style repertoire.
Wear a Leather Alternative
If denim’s not your thing, faux leather is a great alternative that models wear daily. The classic biker is a go-to. Slip on with a tee, jeans and boots, and you’re good to go. The popped collar, arrangement of zips and endless studs give that much needed edge that supermodels crave.
Give your jeans a rest with a pair of leather-look leggings that can go from day to night effortlessly. They’re a must in the fashion world and look chic with a shirt or tee.
Accessories with Oversized Shades
Hide tired eyes with a pair of oversized sunnies. Many models do, to hide from the press. Sunglasses are such an easy way to finish your look, appearing super cool even when the sun is not shining. If designer prices are out of your reach, many high street or independent brands have similar styles that will make you feel like a supermodel the morning after the party.
Keep It Comfy
Supermodels like to keep it comfy and are regularly spotted wearing tracksuits or gym wear during their ‘off-duty’ days. They may have literally just finished their daily workout or simply like to kick back in a hoody and joggers. If anyone can make a tracksuit look chic, it has to be a supermodel. The trick is to team the two piece with a crop top to show those toned abs, add a pair of sunglasses and pull the hood over your flowing locks for some slick styling.
Wear a Beanie
It’s hard to imagine that supermodels have bad hair days but they are human, after all. Whether they’re hiding unwashed hair, keeping warm or simply like the look, a beanie should definitely be part of your model accessory list. An ultra-cool finishing touch to a casual look that Cara Delevingne is a huge fan of.
Dress in Black
If in doubt, wear head-to-toe black. Supermodels look ultra chic in an all black ensemble whether they are at the airport or on the red carpet; the simplicity just works. You can’t go wrong. Of course, always include your accessories in the black combo with large shades and a designer bag.
Slip It On
A slip dress is easy to wear with a pair of boots, a faux fur-lined coat, a pair of oversized sunnies and a flash of bra – a Gigi Hadid creation. Not only are they comfortable, but they are really stylish and versatile too. Wear over a tee or under a knit to mix it up depending on the weather and how you feel.
Walk the streets of London, New York or Paris all day, and you will find yourself reaching for a pair of trainers. Models tend to keep them classic with a white pair that look effortlessly cool with just about anything. Jeans, skirts, dresses, you name it, its been done. Best bag yourself a pair now.
It’s clear to see that supermodels know how to work the basics, teaming together items in a unique way. Making sure each piece fits perfectly adds to their polished style, as there is nothing worse than ill-fitting clothes to make an outfit look unstylish. If in doubt, always add a pair of oversized shades for that supermodel edge, and you’re good to go.
Ella is Fashion Blogger & Stylist at UK Models – UK’s Leading Modelling Support Service for New Faces.
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