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9 Outfits to Copy if You Want to Dress Like a Model

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Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Kaia Gerber. Recognize those names? Every fashion week these ladies take New York City by storm and when they’re not being photographed on the runway, they’re being photographed rocking the best of the best street style. You may not have the same brand names (or budget) as a top fashion model in the fashion industry but chances are, you already have the pieces. Keep reading to figure out how you can pair these items into model-worthy outfits so you can dress like a model!

9 Outfits to Copy if You Want to Dress Like a Model

1. white button-down + skinny jeans + statement belt + brown boots
Though you may think that a model outfit is usually super casual or super dressed up, sometimes it can be perfectly in the middle.

A white button-down paired with skinny jeans and boots is chic yet simple. Of course, in a truly stylish woman fashion, don’t forget your accessories such as a purse, sunglasses, and tasteful jewelry. A good outfit takeaway here is that a statement belt really dresses up an otherwise simple look! When looking to copy a model outfit, look for statement belts you can wear that draw attention to your figure, especially when worn with a tucked-in top.

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2. black button-down + denim shorts + otk boots
Over-the-knee boots are one of the top ways to have an elevated outfit. What’s great about them is that they can go with many different bottoms, such as these denim shorts. Also, want a way to fake long legs? Short shorts and tall boots are one way to do that.

You may or may not be surprised to see that a model off duty look doesn’t mean a pair of heels. The whole idea is that your street style outfits are cool, yet casual, and a little bit of chic! To get that little bit of chic, try to find boots that have a slight heel to them. You can still elevate your look without looking ridiculous while running around town in sky-high stilettos.

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dress like a model

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3. white button-down + moto jacket + leather pants + black shoes
A black and white outfit is always going to be a classic, but there are ways to add some interest to your look. You can do that by looking for pieces with details, such as studded shoes, retro sunglasses, or a motorcycle leather jacket.

A good choice to have in your wardrobe will always be a black leather jacket. Actually, make that a great choice! This item will instantly add street-style cred and the best part is, is that you don’t have to worry about what it will match in your wardrobe, because the answer? Almost everything! A leather jacket will look great over anything from a crisp button-down to a floral dress. It’s a wardrobe must-have and there’s no mistaking that leather pieces are a surefire way to nail a model outfit.

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shop celeb’s similar outfit- moto jacket | leather pants | shoes | sunglasses

4. little black dress + flannel + ankle boots
Models don’t try too hard when it comes to their outfits, and this look proves that. An open flannel adds casual ease to this relaxed outfit and a black mini dress shows off your shapely gams.

Borrow from the boys or shop in the men’s department for your flannel because the more oversized the better! Pair this look with your tried and true classic ankle boots or opt for a more combat motorcycle style, depending on how you want to wear this look. Both options are model-approved!

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dress like a model

shop celeb’s similar outfit- black dress | flannel | boots

Related: 7 Model Off Duty Looks You Can Master Now

5. white v neck + black leather skirt + beige sweater
This outfit showcases all neutrals, but boring it is not! The look is interesting because of all the different textures, such as the fuzzy sweater with the leather skirt.

Sheer black tights are a nice touch to the outfit and are complemented by over-the-knee boots, which as previously stated is a great way to make your legs look longer than they are! Pair this look with a gold chain purse if you have it, as it’s the finishing touch to this sophisticated yet doable model outfit.

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6. white top + brown suede jacket + ripped skinny jeans
This outfit has one expensive-looking piece and that’s the jacket. The rest of your outfit could be from a super budget-friendly place and though there’s nothing wrong with that, a good fashion tip to know is that you can still look luxe if you have at least one quality piece!

Though the current trends for jean styles will always change, you can always bet on a pair of black jeans (sans rips) to be a great foundation for your outfits. And yes, brown looks great with black as model Emily Ratajkowski shows us!

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dress like a model

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7. white tee + beige jacket + black jeans + otk boots
Models are always wearing over-the-knee boots as this post has already shown you and that’s a style tip we can easily steal. It instantly makes your outfit look more stylish and elevated and adds that extra “oomph” to your confidence as well!

In this look, you’ll see the same model outfit concepts repeated, yet worn differently at the same time. Classic black jeans? Check. A basic white top? Got it. An expensive-looking jacket? Yes please! Finished off with sunglasses and dainty jewelry, you’ve got yourself a classic model-off-duty look.

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dress like a model

shop celeb’s similar outfit- top | jacket | boots

8. leather leggings + sweater + sneakers
This is the model look to copy when out and about. Especially in fall, as that’s the perfect time to cozy up in oversized sweaters and leggings!

You can dress it up with accessories like layered necklaces, cool sunglasses, and sleek bags. Leather leggings are key in this look to make it look street-style cool, instead of run-of-the-mill. A statement pair of sneakers adds that cool casual touch, but if you wanted to dress it up a bit, you could go with the model’s other two favorite shoe choices: over-the-knee or ankle boots.

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dress like a model

shop celeb’s similar outfit- leggings | sneakers | sweater | glasses | purse

9. beanie + denim shirt + tee + leather pants + ankle boots
A beanie is not only functional, but it’s also a really cute way to look casual and easygoing. Denim shirts can be dressed up or down, but it matches the style of the rest of this look when it’s open and paired with a basic tee.

You’ll see leather leggings and ankle boots again in this outfit as they are part of the iconic look for how to dress like a model!

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dress like a model

shop similar outfit- denim shirt | leather leggings | boots

You may not be a Gucci model or have early morning calls or late-night fittings, but it doesn’t mean you can’t rock a model outfit. Though the model-off-duty style may not have been as big as of thing back in the days of Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell, looking good while not on the runway was.

And since the majority of us don’t have a job that takes place strutting down the runway, getting inspired by street style it is! Though getting inspired by models for the latest looks and the right outfit to wear is not a bad thing, it should never make you feel bad or inferior. As you can see, these outfit formulas were nothing groundbreaking, and all use items we can easily buy or better yet, use items we already have!

Thankfully, we can all dress like a model by following these easy outfit pairings and fashion tips. Your runway is just one outfit away.

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.