Words by Rachel Citron
Introducing the new GET THE LOOK series, a one stop destination to find fashion inspiration from a wide range of celebrities, red carpet fashion, street style and social media trends.
Often when coming across a picture of a celebrity’s outfit, a number of points run through my head, from “wow I need a stylist” to “how much is my bank balance is going to suffer by the time I have achieved this look?” Consequently, within this series, similar outfit options, often coined as “dupes,” for each GET THE LOOK will be suggested allowing a similar, yet affordable take on the outfit that won’t have your bank account crying.
To achieve a similar sometimes almost identical look, brands such as ASOS and Topshop which often offer student discounts, as well as established fashion names which heavily discount during sales, can give you the impressive style social media stars portray, at a price point that appeals to your budget. The GET THE LOOK series aims to point you in the direction of looking for alternatives so that you have every opportunity achieve the same effortless fashionable style, just like your fashion icon.
A trend that provides a vast amount of fashion inspiration is off-duty style, effortlessly put together outfits that have a casual feeling of comfort and can be recreated easily and worn on everyday occasions, however fashionably on point. An aspect of off-duty style that conquers this fashion game is the Model Off-Duty. Despite fashion essentially being their job, and undeniably having stylists galore and an over pouring of the latest trending clothing, their off-duty looks can often be simply recreated allowing an achievable look that is affordable and insanely close to the exact version. This edition of the GET THE LOOK Series features mega supermodels Winnie Harlow and Lucky Blue Smith.
GET THIS LOOK FOR LESS: WINNIE HARLOW
Canadian fashion model Winnie was propelled to fame through an appearance on the 2014 America’s Next Top Model television show. Her subsequent mega supermodel status has seen her working with huge brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, appearing on Vogue covers, walking in the Victoria Secret Fashion Show and, memorably, her appearance in Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Winnie is an inspiring public spokesperson for the condition of Vitiligo, and has been named in BBC 100 Women in 2016. Harlow is a huge fashion inspiration, constantly serving seamlessly cool “off-duty” looks on her Instagram.
The white and neutral colours within this look are amazing. Enabling this look to be the perfect transition outfit from summer to autumn.
Shop similar options for each part of Winnie’s outfit:
GET THIS LOOK FOR LESS: LUCKY BLUE SMITH
When thinking about male Model off-duty, well in his case male supermodel off-duty, Lucky Blue Smith comes to mind. Scouted at the age of 10, his modelling career has taken off and he has become one of the most successful male models in the world. His Instagram is the perfect place for fashion inspiration as this is genuinely filled with amazing casual, laid back outfits to recreate.
This all blue outfit with the hint of white from a classic pair of trainers is the perfect informal, yet unique, outfit. The cowboy style denim shirt stands out immediately, paired with a pair of casual blue trousers, this outfit is truly simple, yet fashionable.
Shop similar options for each part of Lucky’s outfit:
This western Pull and Bear denim shirt is a perfect equivalent to achieve Lucky’s look. Although the mid blue is slightly different from Lucky’s light blue choice, with the added pockets and the western details, this is nearly identical to the off-duty outfit.
Lucky’s navy trousers can be similarly achieved with these Cargo trousers, ensuring comfort and achieve this stylish fit. Although Lucky’s trousers are a straight leg plain navy style, the Cargo style will add a unique take on this outfit, whilst achieving an almost identical vibe
The Stan Smith Adidas shoes may be the exact shoes Lucky is wearing in the photo, a classic popular white trainer in many wardrobes. This shoe is often discounted and can be found at any major shoe retailer. An alternative is a simple pair of white trainers from ASOS with a blue contrast heel which will create an almost identical look.