On The Street
When she's not dressed up for a formal fete or, on the flipside, barely dressed for a lingerie shoot, Kerr sports laid-back ensembles. In fact, she often relies on a no-fail outfit formula that consists of sunglasses, a jacket, a breezy shirt, and skinny pants. For example, while leaving her apartment building in New York last month, Kerr donned a get-up-and-go ensemble that still managed to appear coolly chic (top row, left). She wore Dries Van Noten's Short Jacket ($1550) over Rag & Bone's Oversized V Neck Tee ($115, 212.741.5075) in Ecru, then injected a burst of color with Current/Elliott's The Leopard Stiletto Jeans ($198, available here in Grey and Camel Leopard). Since she's never without a good pair of sunnies and a roomy bag, Kerr accessorized with Christian Dior sunglasses and a burgundy Celine Cabas Shopping Tote ($1350).
Just a couple days later, the stylesetter stuck to a similar look during a visit to a medical building in New York (far right). The stunner's simple getup--a white button-down and Stella McCartney's black pants with sheer panels--gets a boost of downtown flair with Isabel Marant's studded denim jacket from the F/W 10 collection. Kerr's low-key accents, like a brown fedora, Dita aviator sunglasses, Isabel Marant Dicker Boots ($580, available here in Amber), and a black Celine bag pull her entire outfit together, but effortlessly so!
A week later while walking her dog, the model took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather in New York and tossed on Ksubi's Mini Moto Skirt ($186) in B-Side Blues (bottom row, center). Though denim mini skirts are a throwback to the '90s, when they were typically paired with clingy, belly-baring tops, Kerr had us hunting down our own faded versions after demonstrating a decidedly more sophisticated way of wearing it! Teamed with an Isabel Marant Navajo-print blouse, a sharp Celine blazer, and a Miu Miu shoulder bag, Kerr's faded skirt appears totally fresh and on-trend. Of course, she's never without her trusty Isabel Marant Dicker Boots ($580), a comfortable pair of shoes for someone who's fashionably low-maintenance!
On The Red Carpet
However, Kerr's job does require her to glam up for dressier events, and when the occasion calls for it, the model suits up--literally! At the Joseph Nahmad Contemporary in New York last November, Kerr opted for a polished all-black ensemble in a Celine blazer, 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse, Stella McCartney cropped trousers, Manolo Blahnik pumps, and Louis Vuitton Monogram Blocks Pochette Bag ($3250) in Marine from the Pre-Fall 11 collection, which is sadly no longer available (bottom row, left). Though monochromatic attire is a straightforward choice, Kerr sticks to well-tailored separates (and a killer beauty look with bold red lips) that infuse her look with fashion-forward panache.
When Kerr aims for a little more femininity, she tends to pick sleek dresses that enhance her figure (top row, center). Take the Josh Goot Pod Print Sleeveless Dress ($1283) in Green/Brown that she wore during a visit to the Sydney Opera House in late January. The belted sheath dress is perfectly elegant, and its lively pattern only enhances its form-fitting silhouette.
Get Her Look
Though some may yearn for Kerr's model figure and looks, we think her personal style is truly covetable (and a tad more attainable for us mere mortals!), so we tracked down budget-friendly picks that emulate her easygoing fashion sense. To mimic one of Kerr's casual ensembles, try Funktional's Carrera Crop Jacket ($113) with River Island's Blue Jeggings ($54), or opt for Kerr's denim jacket look with J.Crew's Jean Jacket ($100) in Vintage Sea Blue Wash or Lucky Brand Jeans' Jacket ($103). The key is to pair the jacket with cool basics, like Kerr's button-down and black pants. We think Zara's Silk Blouse With Pocket ($80), Splendid's Semi-Sheer Hi-Low Button-Down Top ($98), Forever 21's Essential Capri Leggings ($5) in Black, and DSTM's Sheer Legging ($168) are ideal alternatives. Accent the look with Helene Berman's Wool-Felt Fedora ($60) and a pair of chic ankle boots, like Steve Madden's Pembrook Boots ($80) in Taupe Suede or Sam Edelman's Petty Ankle Boot ($160) in Putty. We know you must be itching to try Kerr's denim skirt outfit too, so we hunted down KILLAH's Denim Skirt ($49) and Calvin Klein Jeans' Denim Skirt ($75), both of which would look lovely for spring or summer with a printed top like Torn by Ronny Kobo's Ann Tank ($88) or A.L.C.'s Sonny Tank ($275).
When suiting up is required, make sure to select sharp, tailored pieces a la Kerr. ASOS' Tailored Blazer With Power Shoulders ($107), Topshop's Black Boyfriend Blazer ($130), Banana Republic's Martin Fit Cuffed Crop Pants ($80), and Vince's 3/4-Length Short Pants ($98) are as suitable for your 9-to-5 as they are for after-hours events. If you're willing to shell out a little more dough for a Kerr-inspired formal look, though, check out Rachel Roy's Crochet Bib Snake Print Sheath Dress ($428) or Lanvin's splurge-worthy Python Print Sheath ($2717). Both ladylike numbers feature an elegant silhouette and eye-catching print, and though wearing them won't earn you a spot on the Victoria's Secret catwalk, you'll certainly look like one stylish model citizen!--Tiffany Tse
Photos of Miranda Kerr, courtesy of Pacific Coast News and Splash News.