Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Maybe all that runway time rubs off on them, but there’s just something about models and their killer personal style. These girls have been garnering much attention of late for their effortless yet oh-so-chic off-duty looks, which has since been dubbed the M.O.D trend.
But if you think us mere mortals can’t pull off that perfectly thrown together M.O.D style, think again! It all comes down to a few simple rules. The basics? Muted colours (black, grey and neutral tones are always winners) and easy hair (a messy bun, a loose braid or down and tousled) and a love of layering. The key pieces? Read on!
The Black Skinny Jeans
Effortlessly versatile and always on trend, the black skinny jean is an absolute wardrobe essential for nailing the M.O.D look. Every girl deserves to look and feel like a bombshell in their skinnies, so take time to find the pair that fits juuuuust right.
The Men’s Shirt
A cotton men’s shirt is another key to instant effortless style. Wear yours loose and free, open over a classic tee or loosely tucked into bottoms.
The Flowy Maxi Dress
For a bit of boho chic, you can’t go wrong with the flowy maxi. Team with a cropped jacket and strappy shoulder bag for a totally sophisticated yet completely wearable look.
The Casual Jacket
The ultimate off duty outerwear comes in many shapes and sizes. Opt for a style that suits your height and body type in a classic, goes-with-everything colour like black, brown or khaki.
The Tote Bag
Models tend to carry around their entire lives on a daily basis (sound familiar?), so an oversized tote bag is a must. Remember, your everyday tote is the one thing you will be using – that’s right – every day, so be sure to invest in quality leather in a classic colour.
The Black Leather Boot
Comfortable and a just a little bit edgy, black boots – be it biker, combat, riding or Chelsea – are a must for finishing out the M.O.D look. Your aim here is laidback and easy going, so steer clear of your 5 inchers.
The Long Scarf
M.O.D style really comes down to how many layers you can pile on, and long, cosy scarves are your ultimate layering accessory!