Off-duty Chic: Elevate Wardrobe Basics

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr,black coat, givenchy antigona, leather pants, distressed denim skirt, black booties,valentinoPhotos: Miranda Kerr; Courtesy of

I love analyzing model’s off-duty looks. Oftentimes, we see them on the most basic and simple wardrobe staples that get elevated by teaming with one or two key pieces: be it an IT bag, fabulous sunglasses, killer stilettos, scarlet lips, or just that confident attitude.

In Chinese: 我最喜欢超模的街拍造型,一个主要原因是她们常常能把我们衣橱也都有的最基本、最平常的单品穿出令人咂舌的效果,除了很棒的身材外,出色的配饰也是她们提升这些极简单品的关键,比如在她们身上常看到的最夯的设计师手包最酷的太阳镜或踝靴,别致的发型、妆容或者仅仅是她们自信从容的步伐和舍我其谁的态度。

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr,black coat, givenchy antigona, black pump, leather pants, black sweater,sunglasses

1. Burberry Brit coat (great style here & here)
2. Equipment cashmere sweater (similar here; on Miranda Kerr here)
3. Helmut Lang leather pants (vegan leather version here)
4. Bobbi Brown lip color in ‘Red Carpet’
5. Gianvito Rossi suede pump (great alternative here & here)
6. Givenchy ‘Antigona’ satchel (similar here)
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

The art of accessorizing-Miranda Kerr, black coat,white tee, distressed denim skirt, black booties, sunglasses,valentino bag
1. Burberry Brit coat (great style here & here)
2. Stella McCartney gradient sunglasses
3. LnA vintage tee (great buy here & here)
4. Valentino ‘Grande Lock’ bag (similar here)
5. AG Adriano Goldschmied miniskirt ($18 here)
6. Bobbi Brown lip color in ‘Red Carpet’
7. Diane von Furstenberg booties (also here; similar here)

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!