Not so long ago, model-off-duty style was held together by a few sartorial linchpins: jersey T-shirts, leather jackets, skinny jeans and chunky boots. It was a sea of black, grey and white, often provided for and riffed on to perfection via the early runways of Alexander Wang. This original girl gang inspired us to pare down our wardrobes, but now the hippest, most booked, most influential models are blazing their own trails. It's less about a tribe of leather and denim and increasingly more about capturing a wild outfit in an equally wild (or hilarious) setting on social media.
Being true to your personal style has become of a greater importance for models when it comes to growing their fan base and securing big jobs—a personality and an enviable, or recognisable, wardrobe go a long way. That doesn't mean it's all crazy amounts of super-expensive designer gear; it's quite the opposite. Our favourite It girls know how to mix high and low, whizz through a thrift store like a bargain-hunting demon, and pull together a look many wouldn't dare to approach.
So we're sharing the 10 models with the greatest off-duty style who we can't stop looking at. Go through the gallery to see some of their recent ensembles, and shop some of the pieces we think would fit into their closets.
French model Camille Hurel was named the model who walked the most shows in September 2016, featuring in a grand total of 52 in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Given her relentless schedule, her style is all about comfy classics, such as tracksuit bottoms, chunky cricket jumpers, leather jackets and bombers.
Hurel has that casual French style thing down, here wearing her cropped jeans, patent ankle boots and oversize shearling jacket backstage at Chanel.
Camille often adds extra polish to her model-off-duty staples with accessories like statement earrings, belts and handbags—along with her post-show hair and makeup.
Vogue introduced us to Melbourne-based model Mercy Sang, and we quickly became obsessed with her French-inspired style. Here she updates an all-black outfit with a chic beret, hoop earrings and a red handbag.
Mercy shows that sometimes nothing beats a chic timeless outfit combo, such as her Louis Vuitton handbag, black blouse and high-rise cropped jeans.
Mercy often opts for Wall Street–esque tailoring with wide-leg suit trousers and classic court shoes, which she modernises with unexpected tops or flashes of skin.
American model Grace Elizabeth has been dubbed the model to know in 2017, as she has secured a number of massive breakthrough castings, including becoming the face of Victoria's Secret Pink. Her style is built around simple off-duty classics like statement sunglasses and denim jackets.
Sita first came to our attention after bagging a major role in Rihanna's "B*tch Better Have My Money" music video. Little did we know that the wild styling in that production would be so reflective of this model's own unique wardrobe.
This artist/model is currently topping many a cool-girl list—and one look at her Instagram will show you why. We love her flirtatious style and equally cheeky snapshots. Also, any girl who has a straw hat with her name painted on it gets our vote.
Even the simplest of get-ups receives a little extra treatment from the super: A front-peaked bandana scarf goes a long way.
Hanne-Gaby Odiele is one of the more established street style mavens. Her irreverent approach to getting dressed never fails to surprise the photographers, whether she chooses a head-to-toe velvet Dries Van Noten look or a workman's boilersuit.