Models are some of the most innately stylish citizens among us—after all, their very livelihoods require them to eat, sleep, and breathe fashion. It’s not surprising, then, that model-off-duty has become an oft-imitated style category. Though there’s certainly a uniform, usually involving skinny jeans, motorcycle boots, and a leather jacket, some models follow a riskier style standard. Since we’re in the middle of New York Fashion Week, we thought now was the perfect time to rank the 14 models who we think have the best off-duty style.
Click through for our countdown of models with the best off-duty style, and shop some of their cool-girl staples!
This veteran Polish model always looks perfectly put together, favouring a muted colour palette and minimalist looks.
The statuesque beauty’s outfits are consistently sophisticated and wearable. Look to Zimmer if you’re in need of stylish office outfit inspiration.
The German beauty has an effortless sense of style and the ability to make anything look elegant. She’s often seen wearing dark colours that complement her raven hair.
The Chinese model loves to mix quirkier pieces with classic staples. Sun loves a statement handbag, and is rarely photographed with the same one twice.
We applaud the cool and confident Odiele’s willingness to take sartorial risks. The Belgian stunner is a bona fide street style star, thanks to her avant-garde looks.
Dunn is fond of experimenting with daring, figure-hugging silhouettes and skin-baring pieces. The result? Glamorous, sexy outfits that remain tasteful and cool.
The adorably gap-toothed Australian model’s casual style epitomizes California cool. She never shies away from colour, and it’s worth mentioning that she has the best high bun in the business.
Wen, China’s first major supermodel, favours edgy looks with a menswear-inspired touch.
Aldridge switches from simple, classic ensembles to ladylike, refined outfits with ease, and she always has an eye for statement accents that add panache to her look.
The adorable Xi has perfected quirky-cool style. What sets her apart? Her penchant for interesting layers and charming accessories.
Kloss landed a spot on Vanity Fair’s best-dressed list for 2014. It’s easy to see why: The supermodel’s clean, all-American style is polished but still youthful.
Our love for Huntington-Whiteley’s style knows no bounds. Though she usually gravitates towards breezy, bohemian-inspired looks, the British model’s willingness to try out new trends always pays off. It doesn’t hurt that everything looks good on her!
The senior Delevingne sister’s directional style is playful and chic. She has an affinity for sophisticated, feminine separates, often combining them in a way that feels fresh.
We could talk about Kerr’s covetable style all day (and we kind of do already.). Her polished, on-trend ensembles have earned her worldwide trendsetter status, making her fully deserving of her place on this list.
Keep scrolling to shop the model-off-duty essentials!
Saint Laurent Ranger Studded Motorcycle Boots ($1,395) in Black
Sturdy moto boots that can withstand plenty of wear and tear are a model favourite. We like this version, which is dressed up with studs and buckles, and comes in a more flattering feminine shape.
Madewell Flannel Oversized Boyshirt in Bainbridge Plaid ($80) in Red Sangria
Proven model-off-duty fact: Tie a plaid shirt around your waist and your outfit will instantly look cooler.
adidas by Stella McCartney XT Adizero 2 Sneakers ($180) in Black/Rose Tan/Black
Comfort is key for girls with hectic schedules, hence the recent popularity of stylish sneakers, such as this pair.
Which model do you think has the best off-duty style? Sound off in the comments!