One of the easiest ways to look chic and classy is by dressing like an off-duty model. Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Ratajkowski are a few models who have popularised the minimalist style!
The ‘Model Off-Duty’ look is all about simple, wardrobe-staple pieces. It involves a lot of straight-leg blue denim jeans, crop tops, and oversized jackets. But, it’s all up to interpretation and how you want to play about with pieces!
Starting The Outfit
Some classic items you’ll need in your wardrobe to master the look are plain t-shirts and crop tops. White and black are great colour choices as they’re neutral but still look classy and elegant.
Models experiment with different trouser lengths and oversized and tight pieces! You could try oversized trousers with a tight top, or an oversized jacket and t-shirt tucked into denim shorts.
Another style essential is white low-top trainers, like Converse or Nike AF1’s.
The key to off-duty outfits is looking effortless like you woke up and threw the first thing on. They’re casual, comfy but still elegant.
This particular style mixes casual and classy; for example, oversized blazers and suit trousers to make a business look more relaxed.
So, you’ve thrown on a pair of jeans and a crop top, but the outfit’s missing something.
The most important part- accessories and colour matching!
Wearing white shoes with a white top brings an outfit together. Adding a simple gold necklace and a pair of block sunglasses can take an outfit to the next level.
Accessories make or break an outfit; simple jewellery in matching colours is easy to add but makes a huge difference.
Another way to pull an outfit together is through your hair. A lot of models slick back their hair into a low bun or ponytail. If you’re on second or third-day hair, this is perfect for hiding greasiness whilst looking chic!
Or, if a messy-yet-elegant look is more you, messy, beachy waves can add to the effortless look.
Off-Model Style Staple Checklist:
- Plain, neutral coloured crop tops
- Straight-leg denim jeans
- Oversized jackets & blazers
- Denim shorts
- Oversized t-shirts
- Low-top trainers
- Simple jewellery