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Sure, they’re stunning, they’ve got that serious glare all figured out, their walk is impeccable and they’re always toned and fit. However, those are only a few of the abundance of reasons why we love, (and let’s face it, envy) supermodels. The main reason we’re in awe of them is that elusive je ne sais quoi quality that makes these girls supermodels with a capital S. And while we were only allowed glimpses of the supermodels of the previous generation (Cindy, Naomi, Linda), the Digital Age has given birth to a whole new kind of supermodels. Through different platforms, but mostly Instagram, they share tidbits of their personal lives and an abundance of insight into their off-duty style. Working so close with designers, they have the inside scoop on what is hot, and now, we mere mortals can also achieve that elusive quality, so let’s see how the best of them do it and snag the wisdom for ourselves.
Clothes are made for playing
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Because they’re so in tune with trends, when off-duty, they take the liberty to play with clothes, mix different styles and make it all work. Let’s look at Karlie Kloss for instance. The model had done the unthinkable by matching black, white and camel, and she pulls it off. She took a classic, sleek black trousers and white shirt look, and added an oversized camel trench coat. The look appears slightly underdone, which is the entire point, as some of the world’s best dressers are all about achieving the effortless. Another great example of playfulness as well as trendsetting and rule-breaking is the look Bella Hadid is sporting. The model is channeling the ‘90s vibe with a mini denim skirt and a jacket to match. In addition to that, she is breaking all rules with those white ankle boots (we thought white boots are out). Finally, there is Gigi, who manages to look effortlessly striking although she paired a super-sexy nude slip dress with a bomber jacket. So, when in doubt, just remember the crazy matching skills these girls have and go with your inner model instinct.
Embracing and reinventing athleisure
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If supermodels are to be trusted (and they are), athleisure is another trend we should keep a close watch on. Take a cue from Bella, who was spotted in London wearing chic red pants paired with white ankle boots, but the twist was in the top – she strutted down in a big hoodie like it was no big deal. Once reserved only for the gym and kept away from the eyes of the world, hoodies and tracksuits are now taking over the streets. Leggings, sports tops, long hoodie jackets, everything once reserved for a good workout is now a major fashion yes. Lesson: the next time you think your worn-in jeans and a gray sweatshirt aren’t good enough for the streets just think of Alessandra Ambrosio and put that insecure mind to rest.
Accessories on point
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Supermodels might be quite casual and careless with clothes, but the one thing they will never forget is to always keep their accessorizing game strong. Whether they step out in full glamazon mode or just throw on a hoodie and a pair of sneakers, they will never forget to elevate the look with a great, great bag. Scroll down the Purse Blog carefully, and you will notice that none of them, regardless of the rest of their getup, are ever caught without a great designer bag. You know what to do, you need to step up your purse game and invest in at least one, or better yet, several amazing Italian designer leather bags. It’s obvious that a great bag is the glue that holds the entire outfit together. Of course, let’s not forget about eyewear. Perhaps they use it to hide their eyes from the paparazzi flashes, but our guess is, they know that great shades make all the difference. You have two options: find a pair that flatters the shape of your face or take a peek inside Hadid's Closet and see which shades have the supermodel stamp of approval.
All about that face
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While they have little control over the hair and makeup situation when preparing for a shoot or a strut down the catwalk, when off-duty, these girls flaunt their natural beauty. They know that the secret lies in great skincare and minimal makeup. Miranda Kerr even founded her own skincare brand called Kora Cosmetics, because she wasn’t happy with the amount of natural and organic skincare offer out there. The no-makeup makeup look is great, but healthy and altogether makeup-free face is even better. Embrace your natural beauty and let the world see you. If they can, you can. Just make sure your hair is always healthy and clean, that’s a supermodel priority.
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