New York street style: Keep it simple

Spotted in New York city on 23 February, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley absolutely rocked the casual kick-ass off-duty supermodel look of basic skinny jeans and tee (a staple), leather motorcycle jacket (Balenciaga of course) and a few minimal, yet must have accessories such as cool aviators and my favourite (well one of them), Isabel Marant belts. The palladium disc belt from 2010.  Let's not forget the 'Dicker' boots to pound the pavement in comfort.  Street style perfection.  I'll have one of each!




What I love about this look is it's such an easy one to emulate and no you don't need all designer items. There is nothing that is branded visibly in Rosie's outfit.  You could easily achieve an equally chic look with substituted items. The key that I think this outfit conveys is that keep it simple. There is nothing that's a seasonal, in and out of vogue item or overtly screaming for attention, that draws your attention solely. It's an outfit, not a one item head-turner. Don't get me wrong, outfits like this take style and vision. What I mean by simple in that she is wearing just basic, yet great cut (flattering) jeans, a plain tee, plain scarf etc all in solid colours which are the easiest to match, most versatile and normally hardest working items in a wardrobe.  I'm sure most of us have these items and they probably aren't even that expensive.  Throw on a great jacket, add some attitude and your done. 



Photo credit:  http://www.thevoguediaries.com/

13 comments:

  1. Love how relaxed this outfit is - and I want that Balenciaga jacket so much!

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    1. Me too. It's been on my wish list for forever. That and the Isabel Marant Keni jacket. One can dream

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  2. I saw this look a few days ago and immediately put the photos into my "lookbook". She's got amazing style and her make up is beyond perfect. What a gorgeous girl

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    1. You do that to? I have so many images saved as 'inspirations'. Rosie definitely has it all

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  3. Love that jacket! Gorgeous color!

    xTheresa

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  4. This is style. She´s not fashion, she´s style. Just like Emmanuelle Alt. I love that. xx Doro

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  6. totally agree with you. she looks stunning and she is wearing easy to find pieces. love her jacket. i want that jacket. regarding your comment. i've been doubting the hunger games as well but i was curious to check it out so i decided to read the first book and in case i liked it to watch the movie. well the first book was amazing, so well written and full of exciting to read moments that i ended up reading all 3 books. i am now officially a huge fan. so i watched movie, because i wanted to see how they would bring the book to life. and they didn't disappoint me. not only it was well directed and filmed, but i wason the edge of my seat although i knew what would happen. my best friend who had no idea what would happen and wasn't that interested in the movie as well was nearly screaming from excitment while watching it.
    plus josh hutcherson aka peeta mellark is soooooooooooooooooooo cute.
    i say you go and watch it.
    and note that i don't go excited about any movie or books

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    1. Thanks for that. You've inspired me to go now and I just read a bit more about it. It's got insanely great reviews. I'll hit the cinema this weekend

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  7. Rosie definitely knows how to channel that cool and confident look. I'm really loving that pairing of the brick jacket with the gray scarf.

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  8. Both look gorgeous and amazing.
    Perfect Look.

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