The Lazy Girl's Guide To Looking Like A Model Off Duty

Models are masters of the two Cs: comfort and cool. Between endless fittings, being sewn into garments, and painful heels often in a size too small, when runway regulars are not at work, they simply want to be comfortable. And clearly, looking stylish is a non-negotiable. These two qualities make MODs the ideal style icons for lazy girls everywhere, which is why we rounded up the best tips and inspiring outfits to craft your own effortless off-duty look. Click through to start channeling your inner Delevingne on the double.

Tip 1: Put Your Name On It.

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Collage Vintage

The monogramming trend has been spotted on models galore (and will only keep going, thanks to the monogrammed jackets spotted on Rag & Bone’s F/W 14 show). Make like Sam Rollinson and add your moniker to a bomber jacket for a downtown look.

Get The Look:
Topshop Jersey Jacquard Bomber Jacket ($100) ​​

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Tip 2: Layer Like You Mean It.

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Gastro Chic

If Anja Rubik managed to get an impressive four layers into her spring ensemble, we can at least swing three. Sheer pieces like Rubik’s mesh top and tasseled vest are key for a slim silhouette.

Get The Look: 
Jonathan Simkhai Mesh Tank ($255)

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Tip 3: Master The Undone Cuff.

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Altamira

It’s all about the half cuff (tutorial here). Follow Ava Smith’s lead by leaving one side undone for an unstudied flair.

Get The Look:
Current/Elliott Boyfriend Loved Destroyed Cuffed Jeans ($206)

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Tip 4: Mix Prints Like You Don’t Care.

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Style Du Monde

We know it’s hard to throw ingrained matchy-matchy tendencies out the window, but how awesome does Cara Delevingne look in her mash-up of four prints?

Get The Look:
Edyson Destroyed Overalls ($98)

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Tip 5: Basics Look Best.

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Collage Vintage

You likely already have everything you need for MOD style in your closet. Just throw an army jacket over a classic tee, and go!

Get The Look:
Current/Elliott The Infantry Jacket ($268)

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Tip 6: Dr. Martens Are Your Friend.

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Alta Mira

The signature chunky shoes are an easy way to add a punk touch to your outfit. Opt for the oxford version like Tilda Lindstam if the boots are a bit extreme for your taste.

Get The Look:
Dr. Martens 1461 Shoes ($120) in Cherry Red

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Tip 7: When In Doubt: Go For An Edgy + Alluring Combo.

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Gastro Chic

If the tomboy looks aren’t your speed, opt for a flirty combination of leather and a miniskirt like Joan Smalls.

Get The Look: 
Madewell Leather Tour Vest ($395)

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Tip 8: Never Get Too Girly.

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Collage Vintage

Even in a skirt and heels, Ming Xi keeps her cool-girl persona with a graphic sweatshirt and quirky socks.

Get The Look:
McGinn Sarah Print Skirt ($95)

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Tip 9: Live In Your Cropped Skinny Jeans.

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Stye Du Monde

Showing off a sliver of ankle like Laura Love is a surefire way to lengthen your legs.

Get The Look:
Three Dots Cigarette Raised-Seam Pants ($198)

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Tip 10: Comfort Is King.

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Collage Vintage

Ji Hye Park knows a thing or two about looking stylish and relaxed. Her outfit of choice? Overalls, of course.

Get The Look:
Edyson Destroyed Overalls ($98)

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Tip 11: Keep Stylish Company.

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Collage Vintage

Model pals Tilda Lindstam and Julia Nobis look absolutely adorable in their matching sneakers.

Get The Look:
Vans Authentic Sneakers ($45)

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Tip 12: A Statement Coat Is All You Need.

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Style Du Monde

As Sasha Luz proved, it doesn’t really matter what you’re wearing underneath as long as you have a killer coat.

Get The Look:
Dosa Single Breasted Coat ($285)

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Tip 13: Try Eveningwear For Day.

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Style Du Monde

Who says you have to wait for an invite to a Great Gatsby-themed party to break out your flapper dress? Just pair with ankle boots like Grace Mahary for a daytime spin.

Get The Look:
Unique Vintage Beaded And Embroidered Reproduction Flapper Dress ($348)

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Tip 14: Default Footwear = Flat Ankle Boots.

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Altamira

There’s a reason models have adopted the boot as their signature shoe—it’s as comfortable as it is cool.

Get The Look:
Topshop Month Chelsea Boot ($84)

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