How to dress like an off-duty runway model this spring


We usually covet the clothes models flaunt on the runway because these are the garments which set the tone for upcoming trends.

But as soon as our leggy faves step off the runway they own a different kind of look - a relaxed, yet still laudable aesthetic. 

When you look at snaps of models exiting shows during fashion week, you see what we mean when we say these gurls have it going on, even when they're off the clock.

Think denim, leather, white cotton, ankle boots, luxurious fabrics and even more leather. So consider this normcore's stylish bestie.

Think of wardrobe staples, worn in a new and unexpected way.

Read more: 15 ways to dress if you think minimalism is boring

So here's some model style inspo for you to try when winter finally lets spring do her thang:

Denim skirts seem to be a wardrobe staple for these girls who run the runway.

And leather skirts...

Why not dabble in a bit of athleisure? 

Or go semi-caj like our Girl Bella Hadid?

And then go high-fashion again the next day.

Images: Getty

Shop a shirt similar to Jourdan Dunn's (seen above) at The Fix:

Ruffle mania. Shirt: R249.99

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Shop more of your favourite off-duty essentials here:

Blue denim mini skirt from Zara

Leather mini with appliques, Zara

Ruffle detail denim jacket, TOPSHOP

Striped jumpsuit, R649, Superbalist

Ruched sleeve blouse, R379, Spree

Tuxedo jacket, R799, H&M

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