Inherently, fashion week may be all about the clothes models wear as they sashay down the runways. But oftentimes, some of the most inspired and approachable fashion week dressing happens between the shows, when models, editors, and bloggers slip into their off-duty ensembles to grab lunch or dash out for a last-minute manicure.
A master of this technique is top fashion blogger Rebecca Laurey, who marries her city-life sensibilities with her own casual-cool style for off-duty looks you’ll want to copy ASAP. “I pick and choose what really works for me and goes well with all the other pieces in my wardrobe,” Laurey says. “I’m more and more for basics that’ll last throughout a couple of seasons, and invest in those.” Her go-to source for elevated off-duty pieces is THE OUTNET.COM, whose designer must-haves she wears from head to toe below.
Keep scrolling to get Laurey’s look and off-duty styling tips.
Between the shows at fashion week are the moments you can really see someone’s personal style. When you take off the ‘show’ effect, what remains is what people feel really comfortable in—the dressed-down version, usually.
I love the casual-chic mix of this look achieved by mixing red leather and a floral print.
Iris & Ink Claudia Floral-Print Pussy-Bow Silk-Georgette Blouse ($170)
Mix a bralette under this blouse and undo an extra button after work for a sexier nighttime approach.
Less is more! Always and everywhere, I’m all for wearing statement pieces that don’t need much else. Combining different shades and fabrics always makes a look more exciting, as well.
What’s your favorite way to do off-duty dressing? Tell us in the comments below.