The Art of Simplifying Your Style: 8 Lessons from Miranda Kerr

Confession: Sometimes, when we have nothing more pressing to do, we sit and scroll through our sizable trove of Miranda Kerr photos. Most of the time, we find ourseleves staring in awe at how anyone could possibly look so flawless. But this time, we noticed something.

Miranda Kerr is a master at simplified style. Her outifts are never fussy, never overly manicured—but they're also never boring. She has perfected the delicate art of wearing simple, streamlined looks that incorporate an element of surprise, edge and intrigue.

Keep scrolling to see what we mean!

1. A small but edgy accessory adds a lot to a look.

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Kerr's braided gold choker is a subtle yet powerful addition to an otherwise basic outfit.

The Row tank, Hermès bag

2. Surround a statement piece with neutral colours.

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While Kerr doesn't often wear a print as loud as this one, she successfully tones it down by pairing it with nothing but solid black pieces.

Sonia Rykiel skirt, Hermès bag, Gianvito Rossi shoes

3. If you’re going to mix prints, stick to two.

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If Kerr added a third print to this look, it might start to look a tad cluttered.

T by Alexander Wang Tank, Hermès bag, Miu Miu shoes, Prada sunglasses

4. Your accessories set the tone of a monochromatic look.

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If you're going for a denim-on-denim look, or some other iteration of wearing one colour head to toe, feel free to have a bit of fun with your shoes and bag, like Kerr does here.

7 For All Mankind Jeans, Hermès bag, Miu Miu shoes

5. Pick colours that complement one another.

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The soft pink and white colour of her jumpsuit complement the oxblood shades of her tote, showing Kerr's heightened understanding of the interplay of colours and tones. 

Balmain jacket

6. Your shoes can easily add an element of surprise.

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From the ankle up, this look is fairly simple; but when you get to Kerr's shoes, you see a whole different vision of what she was going for.

Samatha Tavassa bag, Isabel Marant shoes, Oliver Peoples sunglasses

7. The tiniest detail can add a lot of edge.

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One of Kerr's girliest looks to date is made significantly edgier by the barely-there fraying at the hem of her jeans.

Chanel jacket, MiH jeans, Valentino shoes, Céline sunglasses

8. When in doubt, add leather.

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Without the badass fringe jacket, this look would be (dare we say it) kind of boring. Toss some leather on though, and it becomes instantly noteworthy.

Saint Laurent jacket, Velvet X Lily Aldridge top, Frame Denim jeans, Saint Laurent shoes, Céline sunglasses

What do you think of Miranda Kerr's style choices? Tell us in the comments below!