11 Things We Learned From Miranda Kerr This Year

As the year comes to a close, we find ourselves musing not only on the past but also how to make the upcoming year even better. Herewith, we look to a year's worth of Miranda Kerr and her flawless, effortless, and endlessly inspiring outfit savvy. Every time she walks out the door, we learn something new. Consider this our free tutorial in Personal Style 101.

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    PHOTO: Splash News; Santi/Splash News

    Click through to see what we learned from Miranda Kerr this year! 

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    Take note: Kerr is a thigh-high master.  She's pulled off the boot of the season, all season, by pairing it with skinny jeans and sharply tailored overcoats.  

    On Kerr: Saint Laurent Coat, Shirt and Sunglasses; FRAME Le Skinny de Jeanne Jeans ($200); Givenchy Medium Antigona Duffel Bag ($2,125); Balmain Boots

    Alternatives:
    Balmain Suede Thigh High Boots ($1524)

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    PHOTO: Jun Sato/WireImage

    Tossing a coat over your shoulders can make anything look cool, even the most feminine of floral dresses.  

    On Kerr:  Stella McCartney Coat ($815); Michael Kors Dress, Belt and Avra Pump ($375); Saint Laurent Sunglasses; Samantha Thavasa Bag

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    PHOTO: FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

    You can take a red-eye in style.  A tailored jacket gives instant polish to skinny blue jeans and slip-on flats. 

    On Kerr:  Ellery Blazer; FRAME Le Skinny De Jeanne Jeans ($200); Carven Top; Dior Sunglasses; Miu Miu Flats; Viktor & Rolf Tote

    Alternatives: 
    J. Brand Odilie Jacket ($875); Miu Miu Crest Embellished Smoking Slippers ($650)

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    Stripped down can be dramatically stunning.  Here Kerr accessorizes a leopard print shirt dress with nothing but natural leather K. Jacques sandals.  

    On Kerr: Equipment Shirtdress; K. Jacques St. Tropez Picon Sandal ($255)

    Alternatives: 
    Juicy Couture Silk Leopard Shirt Dress ($228)

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    The key to mixing whites after Labor Day is textures and proportion.  Then add a wildcard, such as an oversized quilted satchel. 

    On Kerr: Chanel Jacket, Sunglasses and Bag; Stella McCartney Dress; Manolo Blahnik Flower BB Pumps ($399)

    Alternatives: 
    Rochas Jersey Dress ($818); DKNY Gansevoort Quilted Nappa Satchel ($345); Club Monaco Ophelia Jacket ($249)

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    PHOTO: Teach/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

    Tie-dye tops don't have to be sloppy.  By surrounding this print with a draped black skirt, studded boots, and polished bag, it instantly ups the elegance factor.  

    On Kerr: Proenza Schouler Tie-Dye T-Shirt ($245); Helmut Lang Asymmetric Skirt ($140); Chloe Susanna Studded Leather Boots ($1345); Givenchy Antigona Medium Duffel ($2125); Stella McCartney Sunglasses

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    PHOTO: INFphoto.com

    There is a ladylike way to do sheer - stick to long sleeves and a knee-length skirt. 

    On Kerr: Martin Grant Top and Skirt; Casadei Shoes

    Alternatives: 
    J. Brand Romero Blouse ($223); Zero + Maria Cornejo Lola Pencil Skirt ($350)

     

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    Mixing shades of gray is truly sexy.  A slouchy v-neck pullover, ruffled mini and menswear-inspired overcoat create the perfect storm of daytime bombshell. 

    On Kerr: Saint Laurent Double Breasted Coat ($2,721); Equipment Asher Sweater ($288); David Szeto Apoline Skirt ($460); Chanel Bag; Hermes Boots; Stella McCartney Sunglasses

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    PHOTO: Santi/Splash News

    Being clad in all-black isn’t mutually exclusive with goth girls and dark clouds.  Kerr manages to keep it sunny with cropped leather leggings, a structured bowler tote, and sleek court shoes. 

    On Kerr: Givenchy Coat and Apoline Medium Duffel ($2,125); The Row Sweater Dress; Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Leggings ($920); Gianvito Rossi Camnero Suede Pumps ($620); Stella McCartney Sunglasses

    Alternatives: 
    Mackage Samantha Coat ($675)

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    There is an art to the model-off-duty look.  It’s about layer management, mixing stripes and prints, and rocking a pair of Velcro-tab wedge-heel high top sneakers. 

    On Kerr: T by Alexander Wang Striped Fine-Knit Top ($140); Louis Vuitton Sweater; Hermes Scarf; Saint Laurent Sunglasses; 3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Satchel ($895)

    Alternatives: 
    Isabel Marant Bekett Suede Concealed Wedge Trainers ($695); Tory Burch Reva Color Block Scarf ($165)

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    PHOTO: Rayne-Jase/Jfximages/WENN.com

    Military jackets aren't just for fashion war zones.  They create balance when added to a silk blouse and miniskirt combo. 

    On Kerr: Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Jacket ($150); Josh Goot T-Shirt; Balenciaga Skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Satchel ($895); Miu Miu Glitter Infused Cat's Eye Sunglasses ($395); Isabel Marant Dicker Boots ($650)

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Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Proenza Schouler, $245
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St. Tropez Picon Sandal

St. Tropez Picon Sandal

K. Jacques, $255
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Romero Blouse

Romero Blouse

J Brand, $225
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Odilie Jacket

Odilie Jacket

J Brand, $875
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Gansevoort Quilted Nappa Satchel

Gansevoort Quilted Nappa Satchel

DKNY, $345
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Camnero Suede Pumps

Camnero Suede Pumps

Gianvito Rossi, $620
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Stretch Leather Leggings

Stretch Leather Leggings

Helmut Lang, $920
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Striped Fine-Knit Top

Striped Fine-Knit Top

T by Alexander Wang, $140
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Thigh High Suede Boots

Thigh High Suede Boots

Balmain, $1524
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Le Skinny De Jeanne

Le Skinny De Jeanne

FRAME, $200
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Medium Antigona Duffel

Medium Antigona Duffel

Givenchy, $2125
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Flower BB Heel

Flower BB Heel

Manolo Blahnik, $399
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Asher Sweater

Asher Sweater

Equipment, $288
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Leopard Shirt Dress

Leopard Shirt Dress

Juicy Couture, $228
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Asymmetrical Skirt

Asymmetrical Skirt

Helmut Lang, $140
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Double Breasted Coat

Double Breasted Coat

Saint Laurent, $2721
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Ruby Jacket

Ruby Jacket

Lily Aldridge for Velvet, $150
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Reva Color Block Scarf

Reva Color Block Scarf

Tory Burch, $165
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Bekett Sneaker

Bekett Sneaker

Isabel Marant, $695
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Lola Pencil Skirt

Lola Pencil Skirt

Zero + Maria Cornejo, $350
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