Celebrities’ off-duty style remains my go-to inspiration when I’m in an outfit funk. While I thoroughly enjoy the glam of award season, there’s something in the effortless ease of off-duty outfits that proves to be the most influencing when I’m seeking style tips. Perhaps it is because celebrities have it down to do a formulaic science in creating the look: top + jeans + shoes. It’s a simple combination, yet when done right, it successfully translates into the ultimate off-duty look. Though it is a rather uncomplicated formula, there is an art to the pairing that we can learn from some of our favorite celebs.
From a vast range of denim washes in wide-leg and classic skinny silhouettes to blazers and band tees, celebs are giving us plenty to work with. Take a cue from Selena Gomez and embrace bagginess in both your top and jeans, or go for Kendall Jenner’s iconic denim-cardigan-and-sneaker look. The choice is yours. Keep scrolling to discover the nine most stylish off-duty outfits that celebs are wearing now—and, yes, that you can wear too.
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Is it me, or is Kaia Gerber the queen of off-duty street style this season? Though fashion month just commenced, her in-between-shows outfits are already killing it. Take a note from Kaia and opt for a relaxed, plunging neckline paired with a straight-leg silhouette for an effortless look.
This outfit almost broke the internet. From Kendall's hair clip to her cropped cardigan paired with two-tone jeans and classic sneakers, this look is the ticket to the ultimate off-duty look.
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Leave it to Alicia Keys to pair a few wild cards to create an undoubtedly cool ensemble. Make your plaid shirt the hero piece in your outfit by layering it under a funky coat, and tone down the look with simple straight-leg jeans and classic black boots.
Another street style icon, Selena is always serving fresh looks. Take a cue from this look, and note that baggier is better. If you haven't noticed yet, black boots are quite popular among these celebs.
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Bella Hadid has convinced me that bleached denim is making a bit of a return. Not going to lie, I was a bit skeptical, but when she styled it with a simple, neutral sweater and chic loafers, I was sold.
Style tip: Play around with different colors, textures, and fabrics of socks to style with your loafers.
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A true style icon, Rihanna is the master of curating some of the best outfit combos. She's not reinventing the wheel here, just reinforcing that a band tee, skinny jeans, and trendy sneakers will always work.
Style tip: Take a hint from Rihanna and add a personal flair when styling this look. Who doesn't want a fuzzy bucket hat?
Gigi Hadid is introducing a new denim trend I never knew I even needed: holes resting about two inches above the knee. Something about these placed rips is incredibly chic. Styled with arguably this season's favorite boots and a printed blazer, this look can be easily replicated.