How To: Model Off-Duty
When they’re not strutting down the runway, models are just like us. Um, no, not at all actually, but they do prefer to trade couture for laid-back looks when off-duty.
So, next time you are having one of those mornings, you know the sort, you’re late, you’ve absolutely nothing to wear, the wardrobe is so crammed you just can’t see, you can’t see anything, think “off-duty-model”. It’s not rubbing salt in the wound, it’s quite inspiring. The off-duty-model knows just how to play it cool, play it smart and play it fashion-fail safe.
Easy basics, black, white and denim are key here. Think a smart, tailored blazer. A simple tee or Breton. Perhaps a classic white shirt. Slightly over-sized for that “borrowed-from-the-boys” look that models simply love.
Master the art of the “shirt half-tuck” for extra fashion points. Pair with leather-look leggings or skinny jeans. Make sure you’re wearing that really good pair, you know the ones with a really good fit. Instant ego boost.
The undone ponytail or messy topknot is the favored hairstyle and then finish with bold, defined brows and a slick of lip balm. Dr. Paw Paw is a good bet. If you opt for the tinted version, pop a little on your cheeks.
Done. Go forth and be awesome.
Here’s how to get the model off-duty look (you’re welcome):
Maison Scotch Breton Tee £59
Maison Scotch Vest Top £35
Paige Edgemont Ultra Skinny Leather Look Jean £210
Benetton Blazer £48
Maison Scotch Basic White Tee £59
Paige Hoxton Ultra Skinny Jean in Black Shadow £210
When in doubt, always look to Kate for inspiration. Queen of the catwalk and the model-off-duty look, the original Adidas ‘It’ Girl is pretty much goals in life. We could have done without Pete but then I guess we wouldn’t have had a clue what to wear to Glasto and Hunters would be much less well off.
Over and out.