Although she is only nineteen years old, for the last four years Chicago-born, St. Louis-raised model Karlie Kloss has been wowing audiences, editors, and fashion fans alike with her gorgeous face, enviable body, and graceful runway walk. But here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, we think Karlie has one other quality that is just as envy-inducing: her off-duty style. Yes, whether she is heading to a show, attending a party, or doing a spot of shopping, Karlie consistently puts together casual-yet-chic ensembles. On that note, if you love Karlie as much as we do, click inside to today’s Model Style story to discover what she wears and how she wears it!
1. The little black dress is a closet staple is because it is so versatile, which is why we love the low-key yet luxe ensemble Karlie put together for a launch party in New York City back in September. By pairing her LBD with a smart grey blazer and simple black flat sandals, Karlie created a look that doesn’t just look effortlessly chic, it actually is effortlessly chic. The key? Pick a figure-flattering dress like James Perse’s Mini Dress ($155) or Zara’s Textured Dress ($69.90) and pair it with a blazer with 3/4-length sleeves; we like Topshop’s Three-Quarter Sleeve Blazer ($120). To finish, pick up a pair of Jimmy Choo’s Fiona Sandals ($445), or try B Brian Atwood’s Laetitia Sandals ($275) if you prefer heels.
2. There is no doubt about it. Karlie looks stylish wherever she goes! Case in point: for the Super Saturday Event in New York, back in July, Karlie wore a one-shouldered maxi dress, a cross-body bag, and wraparound sandals. We love her look for two reasons. Firstly, it is casual enough for a weekend outing, but chic enough to wear long into the night. Secondly, because of the low-key color palette, there is room to play with interesting accessories. To make this look your own, pick up a dress like Bobeau’s Drawstring Waist Maxi Dress ($24.97) or Rebecca Taylor’s Snake Print Maxi Dress ($195). Then, sling Milly’s Paige Mini Bag ($265) across your shoulder and finish with a pair of Call It Spring’s Lubawy Sandals ($22.49).
3. Now that cold weather has arrived, we are always looking for fresh outfit ideas, which is why we had to share the look Karlie put together for a day at Paris Fashion Week in March. Karlie paired a chunky oversized coat with lightweight basics—specifically, a black sweater and a bandage skirt. The result is an outfit that is perfect for the girl-on-the-go. When she reaches her destination, she can peel off the coat to reveal the subtly sexy ensemble underneath, but when she is out in the cold, she is perfectly protected! To try this look for yourself, pick up Vena Cava’s Weezer Coat ($795) and pair it with pieces like BDG’s Winterlite Top ($20), Splendid’s Stretch-Jersey Skirt ($50), and Zara’s Biker Boots ($99.90).
4. As you can see, Karlie usually opts for a minimalist vibe and her red carpet aesthetic is no different. In September, Karlie attended the amfAR Milano 2011 gala in Milan wearing a sultry black halterneck gown and patent black heels, a quilted Chanel bag hung over one shoulder. We love the understated glamour of this look. By picking a dress with one stand-out detail—an interesting neckline—Karlie has created an unfussy yet fashion-forward look. (Obviously, it doesn’t hurt that she is so gorgeous and has a killer body!) To try this red carpet-ready look for yourself, pick up Halston Heritage’s Halter-Twist Dress ($375) or Mango’s Beatrice Gown ($149.90) and pair it with Pour La Victoire’s Hiro Sandals ($199.99) and Marc Jacobs’ Ginger Bag ($495).
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