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How to Master the Model-Off-Duty Look

You don't actually have to be a model to pull off this look!
How to Master the Model-Off-Duty Look
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ILLUSTRATOR Bacs Arcebal
You don't actually have to be a model to pull off this look!

There's actually no concrete or specific formula for a model-off-duty outfit, but once you see it, you can simply tell that it is the "look." Often, it comes with a plain white tee, a pair of denim jeans, sneakers or slides, sunglasses, and a statement tote. The go-to equation can be likened to lazy dressing, but still somewhat elevated. The question is, how exactly can someone (who's probably not a model) achieve the famous "model off-duty look"? Below, we show you how you can nail it down to a T!

PHOTO BY INSTAGRAM/KELSEYMERRITT, H&M, ZARA, SUNNIES STUDIOS, CHARLES & KEITH, CHANEL ILLUSTRATOR ILLUSTRATOR BACS ARCEBAL
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Linen T-shirt, P1145, ZARA, Greenbelt 5; Straight High Ankle Jeans, P1490, H&M, Robinsons Magnolia; White sneakers, P2499, CHARLES & KEITH, Glorietta 3; Zia sunnies, P399, SUNNIES STUDIOS, UP Town Center, Classic flap bag, CHANEL 

1. Statement Sunnies

Had a long night? Feeling too tired or lazy to put makeup on? Don't fret! Happens to celebrities all the time, which is why they always keep a pair of statement sunnies in their purse to save the day.

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Zia, P399, SUNNIES STUDIOS, sunniesstudios.com

2. Relaxed Top

A relaxed top doesn't just mean plain T-shirts. Remember that the key to the model off-duty look is to look effortlessly put together. You can even reach for a button-down shirt, a simple black turtleneck, an oversized hoodie, or a logo tee to achieve the same laidback look with a nonchalant aesthetic.

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1974 logo print T-shirt, $369 (approximately P16,204), SAINT LAURENT, farfetch.com

3. Cool Bag

A designer arm candy instantly injects a luxe feel into the overall look! That said, however, it doesn't literally have to cost you hundreds of thousands for your OOTD to look like one. A cool bag that brings character to your look will also do the trick.

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Mini Johnny, P24,500, DANSE LENTE, Rustan's Makati

4. Laidback Bottoms

FYI, jeans aren't your only options. You can go the sporty route and opt for trackpants; or, if you prefer a look that's a little more polished, consider a pair of black trousers.

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MOTO Mid Blue Mom Jeans, P2995, TOPSHOP, Zalora.com.ph

5. Comfy Shoes

Sneakers and sandals are your best bets! But while the whole point of the model-off-duty look is to appear relaxed and laidback, if you feel like your plain T-shirt and jeans combo is in need of a little more oomph, like Kathryn Bernardo, feel free to slip into a pair of heels to elevate your look.

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Adidas Originals NMD R1, P7500, ADIDAS, Zalora.com.ph

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