Most models prefer to downplay their looks when they are off duty, opting for natural beauty and simple style. Freja Beha Erichsen, the gorgeous Danish model we are featuring this month, is no exception. Luckily, her fresh-faced beauty ensures that no matter how simply she styles herself, she will always be chic.
While some models prefer a pop of color in their everyday outfits, Freja clearly feels more comfortable in black, a classic choice. It’s the pieces she chooses, and not their prints, that show her flare for style. Whether it’s a pair of leather pants with biker boots and a sweater or an on-trend boyfriend blazer with skinny jeans and a tee, she has her fashion formula down.
Freja made her modeling debut in 2005, walking for Prada and Louis Vuitton and opening for Miu Miu. Since then, she has appeared in ad campaigns for Gucci and Chanel, been on the covers of Vogue Nippon and Harper’s Bazaar and opened shows such as Christian Lacroix and Balenciaga.
Considering her busy schedule, it is hardly a surprise that she prefers an understated look in her downtime.
As any jet-setting model-on-the-go knows, there are a few wardrobe staples that should remain in your baggage at all times; seasonal pieces that can be used from spring through to fall. Freja’s closet essential? A black jacket, whether it takes the form of a luxe fur coat, an oversized boyfriend blazer or a leather moto jacket.
For a similar staple in your closet, try Bebe’s Fur Shag Trimmed Jacket ($139) or DKNY’s Motorcycle Jacket ($128). For a boyfriend blazer of your own, try Kenneth Cole’s New York Single Button Boyfriend Blazer ($99).
When it comes to her lower half, Freja favors jeans and skinny pants over everything, with a leather sheen adding a touch of glam where necessary.
RVCA’s Savior Vegan Leather Skinny Pant ($99) will add a sense of allure to your outfit. Style them with a simple grey sweater and a pair of buckled biker boots, like these Palladium Bellingham Boots ($175).
If you prefer denim over leather (and let’s face it, when it comes to comfort, who doesn’t?), then the Joe’s Jeans Ex-Lover Boyfriend Fit Jeans ($178) should do the trick, paired with a plain grey tank top.
Though Freja prefers to keep her look toned down, we can’t help but notice the odd accessory here and there. From the quick glimpse of a tattoo (she has at least twelve) to a minimalist silver pendant necklace, each accessory (permanent or otherwise) adds a hint of character and a slight edge.
For a similar fall look, try Forever21’s Digital Square Scarf ($5.50) in black and white, paired with a plain white tee. American Apparel’s Unisex Poly-Viscose Gentlemen’s Necktie (read: skinny tie) ($24) is perfect too!
For a final touch, Freja opts for a simple saddle bag to tote around her modelling essentials. Try Topshop’s Washed Buckle Tote Bag ($70) for a brown variation or Lucky Brand’s Large Front Pocket Leather Tote ($269) for a black.
Throw in some minimalist makeup and you’ll be on your way to a carefree, Freja-inspired style in no time.