Thanks to a wide-ranging career that spans everything from Victoria’s Secret supermodel to Project Runway host, Heidi Klum has become a household name, which means it was only a matter of time before we decided to celebrate her sense of personal style in our Model Style story! And there is plenty to celebrate, we have to say, because wherever Heidi goes—whether she is running errands or hitting the red carpet—she has a knack for creating interesting outfits that pay attention to the current trends, without blindly following them. On that note, click through for all the need-to-know details on what Heidi wears and how she wears it!
1. Red is a tricky color to pull off, but we think Heidi does it with aplomb. Take, for instance, the ensemble she put together for a gallery opening in Los Angeles last year. Her red button-down and dressy shorts certainly bring life to her outfit, but Heidi ensured that they weren’t too distracting by pairing them with neutral pieces—specifically, a grey wool blazer and Christian Louboutin heels. The result is an outfit that stands out for all the right reasons. To make this look your own, try pairing Equipment’s Signature Blouse in Berry ($208) with BCBG Max Azria’s Pia Cotton-Blend Shorts ($55). Then, add a jacket like Loft’s Flat Wool Twill Cropped Blazer ($100) and slip into LAMB’s Cahoot Platform Pumps ($210) as you head out the door.
2. Fact: Heidi isn’t afraid to be bold during the day. For proof, take a look at the outfit she put together while running errands in Brentwood last year. Her outfit—a striped sun-dress, navy cardigan, printed scarf, and knee-high boots—works well during the day for two reasons. Firstly, although it employs a bold mash-up of prints and patterns, the color palette is muted, not bright. Secondly, the silhouettes all have a casual, relaxed feel, rather than being skintight. And voila! The perfect outfit to take you through the day! To try this look, pair Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti’s Shift Dress ($430) with J Crew’s Jackie Cardigan in Navy ($62), before adding with Roberta Di Camerino’s Square Scarf in Red ($155) and Calvin Klein’s Eliana Boots in Black ($156).
3. As we mentioned, we like that Heidi keeps an eye on the trends, without blindly following them. Back in November, Heidi was spotted out in Beverly Hills wearing a boyfriend blazer, skinny jeans, and the trend du jour: stylish sneakers. We like the way Heidi has balanced the casual vibe of her sneakers and jeans by pairing them with a more sophisticated piece like her blazer. This elevates the ensemble from informal to fashion-forward, but doesn’t detract from the wholly casual vibe. To make this look your own, try pairing a blazer like Topshop’s Tonic Blazer ($190) with pieces like BDG’s Cigarette Jeans ($58) and Theodora & Callum’s Sari Scarf ($155). The finishing touch? Check out sneakers like Pierre Hardy’s High-Top Sneakers ($520) and Isabel Marant’s Betty Sneakers ($680).
4. Naturally, Heidi is just as skilled at putting together a polished look as she is at creating something causal. Case in point: take a look at the sophisticated outfit she put together to launch her latest jewelry collection in Los Angeles last year. Her crisp white button-down shirt and printed pencil skirt are figure-flattering and subtly sexy, all at once, while the belt breaks up the outfit and defines the waist. Perfect! To try this look for yourself, pick up a shirt like Ann Taylor’s French Cuff Shirt ($70) and pair it with a printed skirt; we like Thakoon’s Feather Skirt ($179) and Topshop’s Kaleidoscope-Print Pencil Skirt ($72). A pair of round-toe pumps like Vince Camuto’s Maari Pumps ($129) will elongate the leg and add an equally chic touch.
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