Slick, wet look hair, a 1990s inspired choker, and a chilled pair of sneakers: already this outfit is sounding like pure off-duty model chic. Add to that the bag and sweater – both festooned with crazy cartoon eyes – and it’s a cool and quirky look indeed.
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Photographed by Zoey Grossman, Chaser’s Holiday 2015 look book features cool off-duty tees and flirty party frocks for the upcoming holiday season.
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Leave it to an off duty model to nail a mix of preppy, sporty, sexy and cool with such effortlessness. A tartan skirt baring upper thigh is the realm of the young, but it carries a certain nonchalance when pitted against sneakers and sporty knee-high socks. A slick ponytail keeps it simple and chic.
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In case the H&M x Balmain runway show wasn’t enough of a view into the collection, there was also the whole host of celebrities and off-duty models celebrating the launch in slick outfits straight from the collaboration. Actress Diane Kruger wore black velvet brocade; Elie Goulding and Rosie-Huntington Whitely went for luxe forest green. And it wasn’t just the girls: the male stars were also…
A see-through dress made from black lace may sound like solely the domain of the evening. Especially if you add thigh-baring side slits into the equation. But such a piece can be made to suit any day, any time, if you dress it down with grace. Off-duty model Francisca Perez nailed it completely during ModaLisboa in Lisbon. A pair of masculine flats kept the whole…
Her ballerina-like topknot and glossy red lips may have been the beautiful remains of a ModaLisboa show, but model off duty Alexandra Nefedova happened to also rock the perfectly on the street. A low-buttoned gingham shirt tucked nonchalantly into a pair of skinny jeans was an easy accompaniment to gold chandelier earrings and bold makeup.
There’s an art to mastering that effortlessly chic, off-duty model look, but once you know the tricks it’s easier than you’d think. To nail it without blowing your budget, draw inspiration from H&M’s latest campaign starring Romanian beauty Andreea Diaconu. You’ll quickly see how much can be accomplished with just a few key pieces – like an oversized cosy sweater or two, a blanket poncho…
While we envisage the trend towards girly, Lolita-esque fashion to involve sugary pinks, there’s nothing to say it can’t be executed in black and white. Adding an edge to a diaphanous white dress with black bow was a pair of thigh-high boots as worn by this off duty model in Paris.