Comfort and style are QUAY. At QUAY, we’re all about making looks effortlessly cool, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by taking notes from the model off-duty aesthetic. If you’re looking to raise your vibes without breaking the bank, we’ve got the lowdown on what this style is and how to recreate its sleek outfits.
What Is the Model “Off-Duty” Look?
Who doesn’t love a versatile look that serves but is still low-key enough for everyday life? That’s where the model off-duty style comes in. It’s what it sounds like: what models wear when they’re not walking down the runway. You’ve probably seen it all over your socials; it’s the understated yet chic style associated with Hailey Bieber, Emily Ratajowski, and Bella Hadid. Even before this era of IG tastemakers, we’ve had models such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell flexing their casual looks in paparazzi pics.
What’s perfect about the off-duty look is that it’s easy, practical, and accessible — you get runway vibes without runway prices. It’s defined by basic pieces and classic silhouettes: Think cropped tees, flared pants, chunky sneakers, and, of course, fab AF shades.
How to Look like a Model Off-Duty
With so many potential off-duty model street style looks, it can be challenging to put together a head-turning fit. For effortless yet statement-making looks, we’ve got #OOTD ideas to get you flexing in no time.
1. Small sunglasses with a cropped shirt and wide-legged pants
For a look that pays homage to 90’s fashion while remaining timeless, the small sunglasses with a cropped shirt and wide-legged pants combo is a go-to street style. It’s comfy, it’s sexy, and it’s probably a look where you already have all the pieces. Be a 90’s model off duty with NO ENVY, a wrapped angular shade with reinforced arms, gradient lenses, and snag-free built-in nose pads. Don’t forget to add statement earrings to pump up your look.
2. Oversized sunglasses with turtleneck and jeans
Come fall, one staple model off-duty look is the turtleneck and jeans combo. To elevate this autumn look, big sunglasses are the way to go. Great for different face shapes, oversized specs are classics. Let them know that you’re ALMOST READY for cozy season with a sized-up square acetate + metal frame that features a gold lens logo and cut-out deets. Plus, enjoy all the bright times ahead with its polarized lenses.
3. Statement sunglasses with simple tank and chains
Who says that a simple tank with chains has to be boring? It’s the perfect fit for moving around at the beach or a fun-packed music festi. To embrace comfort stylishly, be THE KWEEN that you are with a pair of cat eye sunglasses and a classic tank. This narrow cat eye will turn heads your way with its luxe combo frame, gradient lenses, nose pads, and sleek rounded arms.
To ace the model off-duty look, pair wardrobe basics with sleek AF bestsellers from QUAY.
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