5 Supermodel Style Secrets You NEED To Know

Supermodel style: the thing we think of when falling asleep at night…

Ever dreamed of looking as effortlessly stunning as Gigi Hadid, or perhaps you spend hours at the gym in hope of Elle McPherson’s bod?

Rather than spending hours working out and torturing yourself through the latest diet fads (erm maple syrup diet, no thanks!), there’s a far easier way to channel a supermodel: through your style.

Today, we are sharing the style secrets that the supermodels have tried to keep hush hush.

Although we can’t promise that you’ll be street style snapped by Tommy Tom, or spend your spare time sipping lattes with Michael Kors, we can promise that you will look hot!

Like hotter than a car on fire in the Sahara desert hot.

Oh… I’m waffling? Sorry! Here’s 5 supermodel style secrets you need to know…

1. Use Tactical Layering To Elongate Your Legs

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Although Karlie Kloss’s legs may be approximately as long as the River Nile, her layering techniques have enhanced them even more.

To create the illusion of longer legs, simply play with lengths in your various layers. Karlie has made her torso look shorter by layering a button up shirt under a crop jumper. Because of the length and fit of the jumper, her defined waistline has been risen. The tactically worn trench then blends it all together seamless.

Supermodel style tip: Wear your trench open to create the illusion of even longer legs.

2. Vertical Stripes Are Your New BFF

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All-over striped pieces can seem a little daunting for us. However, this supermodel style tip is the definition of flattering! Simply wear vertical stripes to either add curves or make a body part appear slimmer.

Rosie’s statement striped pants are made to add definition to long, slim legs. On the other hand, if you want your pins to appear a whole dress size slimmer, opt for very fine vertical stripes, such as pin stripes.

Vice versa, if you would like your bust to appear larger, opt for thicker horizontal stripes up top.

3. Jazz Up A Boring Top With A Statement Scarf

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There’s nothing worse than feeling like all of your tops are about as exciting as the inside of an empty paint can. Rather than throwing a cardboard box over your head and declaring ‘I won’t leave the house’, simply layer on a printed statement scarf a la Bella Hadid.

The bigger the better is the rule with this one! We recommend a wool scarf to cover up the majority of that plain Jane top.

Here are some scarves that we could imagine Bella #slaying in!

Left to right: Floral paisley scarf, pure wool animal print scarf, tropical floral scarf

4. Define With A Tie Belt

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Cinching your waist in with a belt isn’t exactly breaking news. As a matter of fact, I could cringe at the huge, chunky, plastic waist belts that were in style circa 2006.

Luckily, the tie belt is a more refined and classy way to define that waist. Add it to a flared jumpsuit, oversized dress, or shirt dress for a little bit of boho chic and a tinier waist. Lily Aldridge’s halter jumpsuit ensemble really shows off her slender waist and shoulders.

5. Treat Stripes As A Neutral

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Ever wondered how supermodels tend to find print clashing as effortless as, well, breathing?! They are not simply sartorially blessed, they just treat monochrome stripes as they would any other color.

Repeat after me: stripes are a neutral.

Just like their neutral cousins, striped prints can be easily clashed with other prints, such as florals, leopard and paisley.

If you are feeling a bit shy about clashing prints with stripes, start out small and opt for a printed scarf. Go for the Spring roses wool scarf for a look that Claudia Schiffer would truly approve of!

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And the final rule for pulling off that supermodel style is…

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Repeat this like a mantra and you’ll be ready for the paparazzi!

Want more model tips? Here’s how to look like a Victoria’s Secret Model.

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How To Look Like An Off-Duty Model

Oh… to be a model! The shows, the clothes, the endless cocktail parties…  If only we could be genetically blessed with the 6ft frame of Martha Hunt, or the body of Kate Upton.

Nonetheless, one easy aspect of the model life to take on is the effortless, off-duty, street style. How many times have you opened a magazine and saw Kendall Jenner looking so chic when she does her groceries, or Candice Swanepoel winning in the style stakes after a long haul flight?

It’s waaaay easier than you think! Today, we give you the masterclass on how to look like an off-duty model.

Flawless ‘No Makeup’ Makeup

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Ok, this one may sound like some sort of crazy contradiction, but carefully placed and natural looking makeup can really give you that flawless off-duty model look.

Fake air-brushed skin by applying a medium coverage foundation with a dewy finish. Pat gently onto cleansed skin with your fingertips for a flawless texture. Next, take a cream blush and apply to the apples of the cheeks for a natural flush. Opt for a dewy highlighter and apply on the top of the cheekbones and on the eyelids. Finally, curl your lashes and apply two coats of lengthening mascara to both the bottom and top lashes.

Rock A Leather Bomber

It seems that models have a type of ‘unofficial’ off-duty uniform. Enter the leather bomber and slim-fit pants combo, an effortless look that is casual and polished in equal part.

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Kendall gives her studded leather jacket a more polished vibe with leather pants, boots and dark sunglasses. She injects an air of off-duty by adding the white cropped tee. The best part about this look is that it uses wardrobe staples that many of us already own!

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Miss Delevigne rocks her slouchy, rock-chick signature style with charcoal grey yoga pants and a white tee. It makes us question, does she actually wake up looking this good?

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This is the definition of ‘slaying’. One of our fave stylistas, Gigi Hadid, goes for a studded overload with this studded leather jacket and belt. However, it is that classic Chanel boy bag that will be starring in our dreams tonight.

Throw On A Scarf

Scarves are the accessory that you need to rock off-duty model style! They have been spotted thrown effortlessly over jackets and tees and have even been spotted backstage keeping models snug during the hair and makeup process. Just choose your favorite pattern, throw on and embrace the nonchalance!
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Aussie model Jess Hart compliments her khaki green jacket with a suitably safari-esque leopard print scarf. Undone hair and hipster glasses add perfectly to this ‘thrown together’ look.

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Our mixed print scarf is the perfect partner in crime for your safari-esque get up!

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This model adds glamour and warmth backstage with an oversized silk scarf. Worn with the oh-so-off-duty leather jacket and slicked back hair, she is totally bringing it before she even steps out onto that runway!

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Go for traveler vibes in our exotic print silk scarf.

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Miranda Kerr is yet another stylish lady from down under that won’t stay off our scarf radar! Bootleg jeans and a white tee are given a completely stylish transformation by this multi-toned silk scarf.

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Our artistic print silk scarf has Miranda Kerr written all over it!

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If you want to look like an off-duty model, who better to guide you than one of the original supermodels? Claudia Schiffer looks effortlessly elegant in a timeless grey blazer, bootcut jeans and oversized sunglasses. The 90s star finishes the look perfectly with that luscious pop of sunshine yellow!

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Inject an instant Spring vibe into your look with the floral paisley silk scarf

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Kate Moss is known for her grungy rocker style, so it doesn’t surprise us that her scarf of choice is a punky, animal print number. She teams it with a black, faux-fur, jacket, boots and bag and let’s the scarf do the talking!

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If you’re after a glam rock look, opt for the pure wool animal print scarf.

Style Your Locks In Tousled Waves

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The best part about off-duty model hair is that it requires literally no effort! If you have naturally wavy locks, give them a spritz with dry shampoo for some volume. Plait straight hair and leave overnight for natural-looking and heat-free waves. For a really beachy vibe, spritz your strands with some sea salt spray.

 

Whose off-duty model look would you like to steal?

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