Model Style: Arizona Muse

May 3, 2012 by

Model Style: Arizona Muse

Right now, Arizona Muse is having a pretty major modeling moment—she is a favorite of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, she has a contract with Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics, and she has walked in heavyweight shows like Prada, Chanel, and Valentino. To top it all off, she is just about as gorgeous as they come and she is super-stylish, making her the perfect choice for our latest Model Style story. (In fact, we can’t believe we haven’t featured her sooner!) On that note, click through to discover all the details on what Arizona wears and how she wears it! Read on!

What does she wear?
Arizona is not only a working model, but a mother, so she knows the benefit of clothes that are sensible and easy to wear. Does that mean she has sacrificed her style for comfort? Not in the slightest! On the contrary, Arizona has made it a practice to put together chic ensembles that don’t just look effortless, but actually are. For instance, during one post-show outing in Paris (far left), she paired a white leather jacket with a black lace top and skinny jeans, creating a nicely-contrasted ensemble. For an event in New York City last month (second from left), Arizona teamed a little black dress with a blazer and chunky wedge boots, proving that an all-black look can be anything but basic. Another outing in Paris (second from right) saw Arizona couple a silky black dress with eye-catching booties, showing that sometimes an accessory is all it takes to turn heads. She proved this once more for another outing (far right), when she paired a bottle-green scarf with a studded skirt and white jacket, showing us how color can change everything.

How does she style it?
It doesn’t take a genius to see that Arizona prefers to stick to a neutral palette, only adding a pop of color here and there. The key to mastering a neutral palette to use pieces that have eye-catching or surprising details. For instance, every one of the outfits pictured above incorporates a highly-detailed piece—whether it is a textured lace top, a dress with a full-length zipper, or a slinky and silky fabric. These details keep Arizona’s look interesting and ensure that she will never fade into the background. (As if she could!) As for accessories, once again Arizona opts for a minimalist vibe, usually choosing just a statement shoe or a colorful, printed scarf to spice up her ensembles.

How can I make Arizona’s look my own?
If you are a support of Arizona’s two-toned ensembles, we have rounded up a number of pieces that will help you make her look your very own. Make sure you start by picking up a leather biker jacket, in either white or black, like Warehouse’s Rope Detail Biker Jacket ($291). You can then pair your jacket with a little black dress—we like Joie’s Rori Lace Dress ($338) and Zara’s Zip-Up Dress ($60). If you prefer separates over dresses, check out pieces like Madewell’s Silk Intermission Top ($70), Moschino’s Crepe-Trimmed Tweed Mini Skirt ($310), and 10 Crosby’s Cropped Combo Pants ($325). As for accessories, a scarf like J Crew’s Silk Scarf ($65) will inject any outfit with a pop of color, while Nine West’s Earlene Ankle Boots ($103) are great for the girl-on-the-go. Happy shopping!

Photos: Altamira, Getty Images