Although it seems unwise to take outfit inspiration from models—after all, they receive many of their clothes for free, are blessed with amazingly good looks, and would look stylish in a paper bag—there is actually a method to our madness. You see, most models have spent so much time in the fashion world that not only have they absorbed the ins-and-outs of putting together an outfit, but they also prefer (most of the time) to dress down in their off-duty hours. So, to sum up, we have found that most models wear outfits that are surprisingly accessible. To prove our point, for today’s Model Style story we are taking a look at what four of the world’s top names—specifically, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, and Miranda Kerr—are wearing this summer and how you can make these looks your own. Read on!
Alessandra was spotted out and about recently wearing Splendid’s Wildflower Dress ($118), a cropped denim jacket, and flat sandals. We think her shopping-ready outfit is perfect for those of you on as a budget, because we’re willing to bet you already have some of these pieces in your closet! If not, check out these items: Hive & Honey’s Floral Blousant Dress ($30), Paige Denim’s Vermont Denim Jacket ($189), and Sam Edelman’s Gwyneth T Strap Sandals ($80).
If you want something that will take you from dinner with friends to a night on the town, make sure you look to Candice for tips—her button-down shirt helps balance her sexy shorts. To make this look yours, try pairing Equipment’s Brett Blouse in Bright White ($208) with Topshop’s Metallic Snake Shorts ($120). Then, simply add Salvatore Ferragamo’s Bilis Heels ($398) and a single piece of jewelry like Soo Ihn Kim’s Chain Bracelet ($98).
For those of you with a vacation planned, we suggest you take notes from Doutzen, who was spotted wearing a slouchy tank, denim shorts, and gladiator sandals while vacationing earlier this summer. This is a great outfit for those who want an outfit that is perfect for both the beach and sightseeing. To try, grab Kensie’s A-Line Tank ($20), J Brand’s Cut-Off Shorts ($150), and Topshop’s Helium Black Strap Gladiators ($60).
If you need a summer outfit that lasts all day and into the night, make sure you look to Miranda Kerr, because her latest outfit ticks all the right boxes. Easy to wear? Check! Colorful? Check! Perfect for shopping and cocktails? Check! Check! To try this look yourself, pair WkShp’s Walla Walla T-Shirt ($28) with Current/Elliott’s The Boyfriend Roll Shorts ($178) and then simply add Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Platform Sandals in Amethyst Python ($330).
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