Long gone are the days when off-duty model street style consisted of a pair of skinny jeans, a baggy T-shirt and some chunky boots: all our favourite runway stars are now sporting a whole new uniform of relaxed tailored pieces and elevated basics. It’s the coolest, most put-together yet effortless look around at the moment – worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid – so it’s definitely one to try at home. Here are the five key pieces you need…
1. The Slouchy Trouser
First up, the slouchy trouser: at first glance, a bit more formal than a pair of skinny jeans but they’re actually way more comfortable to wear – the wide tailored cut gives you some extra room to breathe! Tone down the smart-trouser vibes for your day-to-day by matching your pair with a extra casual tank top.
2. The Tailored Coat
When the temperatures drop, you’ll usually catch the off-duty models in some sort of extra-large and slouchy longline coat. Sticking to a neutral colour palette of greys, camels and blues will ensure your new investment piece matches all your outfits and if you do feel like mixing things up a bit, go for one in glossy vinyl.
3. The Oversized Shirt
Some shirts were made for the office, others were born for a much more exciting and varied existence. The trick is to be inventive – wear yours semi-done up or half-tucked, try layering with a sheer option or don it as a dress when spring comes around!
4. The Relaxed Blazer
Whilst, for now, you might need to layer this key piece with an extra knit or coat, a relaxed blazer is the perfect outerwear option for when the temperatures start to pick up. To make it less ‘workwear’ and more ‘modern off-duty’, go for a slightly oversized number and pair with anything from printed trousers or jeans to shorts and dresses.
5. The Straight-Leg Jean
Skinny jeans may no longer reign supreme, however denim is still a very important element of the off-duty models’ go-to uniform. Just like all their staple pieces, their fit of choice is simply more relaxed. So, opt for one of our latest dad jeans which all have the perfect straight-leg cut. Stuck on how to style the new shape? Check out our styling guide here.
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