You’ve seen it plastered all over your favorite fashion blogs: ever so cool street style from girls who take sartorial chic to a whole new level. It’s not quite high fashion the way a story in your favorite magazine would be, but it’s not top-to-bottom precisely styled like a mannequin in a window, either. It’s somewhere in between, that badass meets elegant look – that’s a model’s off duty style. How do you achieve that ‘you-can-photograph-me-if-you-want’ truly effortless look? Here are three tips to get you in the right direction:
1. It can’t be perfect.
One of the keys to achieving this look is to really embrace a relaxed, casual attitude about the whole thing. You don’t need to be too prim and proper–think great fitting clothes that still feel relaxed and comfortable. Jeans and tee work perfectly as a base. Or perhaps a skater skirt and an old leather jacket you love.
2. Try one ‘It’ piece.
To make it even easier, focus on only having one statement piece. Be it a stunning handbag or a fierce pair of boots, one ‘It’ item that everything else centers around is all you need. Be sure that you don’t overcomplicate an outfit with too many prints or colors – you want it to be casual, you know?
3. Walk the walk.
If you search for street style photos you love, you’ll notice one unifying theme: great posture. It elongates you body and exudes confidence even in a still photograph. Walk tall and confidently, and a great walk will ensure you’re wearing the clothes–not the other way around! Also, make sure you wear comfortable shoes – you don’t want to be tripping over your feet in statement heels that are 5” high while off duty, do you?
What’s your favorite model-off-duty look? I’m totally going for this look by Miranda Kerr – she’s just so stinkin’ cute!