But don't think Kloss takes the festive-yet-refined route only for more formal events: she maintains this signature soignÃ©e at all times! For example, this stunner was snapped between shows in Paris a few seasons ago wearing a classically chic ensemble comprised of a bold shift and tout-noir accents (bottom row, center). Kloss grounded her royal blue dress with flat black Ferragamo bootsÂ--perfect for sashaying from runway to runwayÂ--a cozy black peacoat, and another narrow black belt. (The latter is key because it insured that her shape didn't get lost in the layers!) Our model du jour opted for a waist-emphasizing silhouette even more recently, when she picked a polka dot PureDKNY Dress ($295) for an InStyle Super Saturday 13 shopping event to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (top row, center). The print is perfectly sweet and we like how Kloss tempered the dress' flirty appeal with another of-the-moment piece: a ladylike purse with a long strap.
While Kloss clearly has a penchant for splendid statement dresses, we're also big fans of her equally stylish, casual ensembles. Kloss looked particularly inspiring when she was spotted behind-the-scenes at Narciso Rodriguez' S/S 10 show (far right). Her long black scarf tied to resemble a necktie is the sort of personal touch we live for, while her Erin Kleinberg embellished tee from their F/W 09 collection is a spot-on pick for adding a little polish to a laidback look. And we can't forget to nod to her MOD stapleÂ--Fendi's Zucca Canvas Spy BagÂ--an oversized tote perfect for carting personal items from show to show. Finally, Kloss displayed an A+ casual-cool look, when she was spotted running around New York City last fall (top row, far left). The major model added a dose of refinement to a pair of faded cutoffs with a cuffed blazer, and injected her look with personality via a graphic tee.
Recreating Kloss' personal style doesn't have to take the same genetic code for her never-ending limbs as we've done the legwork for you and rounded up the all the pieces you need. The first key to success: pick up a hero dress or twoÂ--or three! We recommend byCorpus' Polkadot Dress ($58), which would look perfect with leather lace-up sandals like Kloss' for a daytime event or with some nude kitten heels for a meet-the-parents ensemble. When it comes to dressier attire like Kloss' Zac Posen find, we like BCBG's One Shoulder Ruffled AppliquÃ© Dress ($398) or Paul and Joe's Montarg Wool-Crepe Tie-Detail Dress ($545)Â--two equally ladylike options. Next, snatch up a snazzy Kloss-approved blazer like J. Crew's Marled Knit Thandie Blazer ($158): it's the ideal piece to pas de deux with either AG Adriano Goldschmied's Ex Boyfriend Shorts ($129.50) or Urban Renewal's Cuffed Levi's Denim Shorts ($28) for frolicking around the city. If you're hankering for something heavier, try Topshop's Premium Hairy Pea Coat ($260) over a vibrant shift and knee-high flat boots to get set for fall. And finally, if you're itching to nail that backstage look, scoop up Son of John Pepper's Flasher Boyfriend V-Neck Tee ($113) and CC Skye's Love 82 Bag ($650) in Tan Python for the ultimate MOD touch!Â--Liza Kaplan
Top left photo, courtesy of Splash; bottom center photo, courtesy of Imaxtree; runway image and far right photo, courtesy of First View.