10 Things Models Know About Fashion That You Don't

Catwalk queens have long had the competitive edge when it comes to the style game. So to level the playing field, we’re spilling some of their secrets. Oops!

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    Sure, you may never have their endless legs or enviable bone structure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t poach their fashion sense. Read on to learn 10 model style tricks that are strictly confidential. Well, until now…

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    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of le21eme.com

    A self-referential outfit is the height of sartorial sophistication.

     

    Pictured: Ming Xi 

    Image courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

     

     

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    LPD New York

    Team Muiccia T-Shirt ($85)

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Seamed tights add va va voom to any ensemble.

     

    Pictured: Lindsey Wixon

    Photo via Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    The more shades of the same color, the more engaging the monochrome.

     

    Pictured: Tanya Dziahileva

    Photo via Stockholm Street Style

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    Band of Outsiders

    Washed Silk Crepe Pants ($375)

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    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of le21eme.com

    Your hair can (read: should) be part of your ensembles.



    Pictured: Chloe Norgaard

    Image courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

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    Manic Panic

    Vampire Red Hair Dye ($10)

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    A puffer coat can be chic. Just opt for an unconventional color or print.

     

    Pictured: Vasilisa Pavlova

    Photo via Vanessa Jackman

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    Sam

    Camo Puffer Coat ($419)

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Glitter-flecked plaid and a pewter brooch that doubles as a blazer crest work to turn a traditional prep school look on its head. 

     

    Pictured: Caroline Brasch Nielsen

    Photo via Style Du Monde 

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    A hint of a neon bra underneath a semi-sheer top plays it coy without oversharing. 

     

    Pictured: Sara Eirud

    Photo via Stockholm Street Style

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    Deborah Marquit

    Italian Lace Soft Bra ($215)

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Classic couple, leather and lace, rekindle their spark thanks to a structured jacket and peekaboo skirt.

     

    Pictured: Joan Smalls

    Image via Style Du Monde

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    House of Holland

    Embroidered Lace Skirt ($365)

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    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding of le21eme.com

    A comfy oversized sweater offsets the inherent drama of a leopard-print pencil skirt and gold belt.

     

    Pictured: Laura Love 

    Image courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    A vibrant tangerine bag against an all-black outfit is like a comet in the night sky. In other words, mesmerizing.

     

    Pictured: Herieth

    Photo via Stockholm Street Style

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    Givenchy

    Pandora Mini Bag ($989)

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