Street looks : Off-Duty model style inspiration

Models work the roads as much as the runways during Fashion Week. See how they do street style as they get between shows/ casting all over the world.

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Not so long ago, model-off-duty style was held together by a few sartorial linchpins: jersey T-shirts, leather jackets, skinny jeans and chunky boots. It was a sea of black, grey and white, often provided for and riffed on to perfection via the early runways of Alexander Wang. This original girl gang inspired us to pare down our wardrobes, but now the hippest, most booked, most influential models are blazing their own trails. It's less about a tribe of leather and denim and increasingly more about capturing a wild outfit in an equally wild (or hilarious) setting on social media.

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Being true to your personal style has become of a greater importance for models when it comes to growing their fan base and securing big jobs—a personality and an enviable, or recognizable, wardrobe go a long way. That doesn't mean it's all crazy amounts of super-expensive designer gear; it's quite the opposite. Our favourite It girls know how to mix high and low, whizz through a thrift store like a bargain-hunting demon, and pull together a look many wouldn't dare to approach.

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A minimalist base, a bit of grunge, a touch of vintage and something leather — what models wear off the runway is often totally different from what they wear on the runway. Usually dressed in something black or oversized, off-duty model style gives off that effortless, slouchy-chic je nais sais quoi.