5 Easy Outfit Tips Our Favorite Models Always Turn To

Long before social media existed (and back when street style was simply what people were wearing on the street), models were the ultimate fashion muses. Permanently in the public eye or behind a photographer's lens, these unearthly beings knew—or had to learn—a thing or two about dressing well. No, they may no longer be our only source of outfit inspiration in 2019, but we can't deny that some of our favorite celeb style icons fall within the model camp.

From running to a casting to attending an A-list party, a model's wardrobe has to be wide-ranging, versatile, and include just the right amount of trend-led detail. Over the last few months, we've been keeping an eye on a number of high-profile models to work out what the secret to their style success is. Thanks to our girls Rosie, Jordan, Hailey, Cara, and Adwoa, we've come up with five key tenets that have shaped their best outfits.

Whether you're a print lover like Adwoa or more of a "borrowed from the boys" dresser like Cara, scroll down to see our favorite model outfit formulas and re-create their looks with our shopping edits.

Embrace Tailoring

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Style Notes: Cara Delevingne has never been afraid of a bit of gender-neutral fashion, whether it's tails and top hat to a royal wedding or a smart coat paired with brogues. 

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Don't Hold Back on Prints 

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Style Notes: Adwoa, you had us at tie-dye hoodie. Time and time again, we've seen models embracing clashing ensembles and statement prints—it's a surefire way to make anyone look confident in their style choices.

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Don't Underestimate the Power of Basics

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Style Notes: Sometimes, a T-shirt and jeans are all you need to channel fashion model–chic. The key to making this look street style–ready is to subtly add directional pieces like a cool pair of boots or slogan tee.

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If in Doubt, Go Tonal

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Style Notes: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has a somewhat uncanny ability to look pulled-together at all times, and we have a sneaking suspicion that it's in part down to her penchant for tonal dressing. It couldn't be easier: Just pair separates in the same color spectrum. Boom—instant model coolness.

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Suits Will Instantly Make You Look Smart and Chic

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Style Notes: Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) has slowly risen in our estimations thanks to a recent slew of enviable ensembles. If her recent outfits are anything to go by, a suit has become her failsafe look, and we can see why. Our favorite has to be the gray checked two-piece, which she paired with a neon turtleneck. Definitely one for the office.

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This post originally ran on Who What Wear UK.