Not long ago, before the Chiara Ferragnis and Leandra Medines, there was a different breed of street style stars. Off-duty models with relaxed leather jackets and cool moto boots dominated the scene, which if you follow street style probably sounds like a huge departure from the extravagant dresses, accessories, and outerwear we see today. Though we think personal style has a place everywhere (aka power to the peacock), we can’t help but long for these ultra-cool ladies to come back into the spotlight. See below for our wish list, and shop our inspired picks at the end!
It's a rare sighting to see the model/actress on the streets during fashion week. We miss her cool, casual tomboy style.
The Neon Demon actress held a very special place in street style for a period of time. Never one to follow trends, she always held true to her goth-inspired velvets, chokers, and dramatic silhouettes. Come back!
It's been a couple of years since this model has been in the street style spotlight. Her knack for pairing polished and casual separates is illustrated on outfit-inspiration Pinterest boards everywhere.
Catherine McNeil is one of those untouchable models whose coolness knows no bounds. She's effortlessly beautiful, and also has, like, over 100 tattoos.
We've always had an affinity for Wasson's bohemian-meets-Western style, and though seeing her on street style blogs is a rarity these days, you can still spot her in campaigns and at different events. But we still want her to come back to street style.
You can't think about model-off-duty style without images of Erichsen conjuring in your mind. She's the ideal example of how to style leather jackets, moto boots, T-shirts, and skinny jeans.
The jewelry designer was a mainstay on the street style circuit, but in recent years, sightings have dwindled. Her polished style always inspires us to step up our game.
The Estonian model is another prime example of off-duty style at its greatest.
It was difficult choosing just one of Ruby Aldridge's bold and playful ensembles. Her style—which feels like true personal style—looks like the perfect trip to a vintage store.
Wear these with everything from a floral dress to skinny jeans.
We can totally see Erin Wasson in this belt.
Comfortable is cool.
This bag is timeless yet on trend.
An oversize shirt will take you far.
Try these distressed jeans with a bomber jacket.
Every street style star needs a signature hat.
Go for an unexpected look, and style this blazer with a crop top underneath.
The ultimate accessory.
Who said flats aren't fun? Not us.
Wear it with coordinated trousers or a pleated skirt—the options are endless!