Cara Delevigne — ex supermodel, actress, and owner of crazy amazing eyebrows. We love her for her devil-may-care attitude, her unadulterated sense of humour, and of course, her fashion sense. Cara looks good off and on the runway, so we’ve turned to her for style tips.
#1 Print on print layering
Cara has mastered the art of layering and is not afraid to wear print on print. The trick is to break it up with block colours that match the layering piece, so that the look is more cohesive. For this grungy outfit by Cara, the olive green tee prevents the camo from clashing with plaid. You won’t look so OTT (over-the-top), this way.
#2 Bend and break the rules
Cara received a lot of schtick for wearing sneakers to the White House — but that didn’t stop us from loving this outfit! Now that sportswear has entered the realms of fashion, it’s easier to get away with casual pieces, such as sneakers, during formal events. To be on the safe side, we’ll keep the rest of the outfit pretty polished, so as not to appear too informal. Try pairing pressed pants with a tee-shirt, or blazer with sneakers.
At first look, you’ll go: “What is going on with this outfit?” But let it sink in, and you’ll realise this mismatched outfit is actually pretty cute! Cara is no stranger to quirky ensembles — to match her personality! — and we love the summer colours and prints here, which she has so effortlessly matched with thigh-high socks and high-top sneakers. It teaches you to experiment, and let it sit before deciding it doesn’t work — because sometimes, crazy does win!
#4 Denim on denim
Yup, with denim on denim, you’re either for or against. But Cara shows us how to pull it off with one super simple rule to live by: one light shade, one darker shade. With two distinctively different shades, they look like two different pieces altogether, so don’t let the denim element intimidate you.
#5 Be playful
Sometimes, it’s okay to dress like a kid. Cara matched her planet-motif bomber jacket with a playsuit, and finished the look with chunky sneakers. The playful motif, together with a cute romper, makes for a 90s throwback; with confidence, you can pull anything off.
#6 Stick to one colour
You want to look put-together, without all the fuss? Stick to one colour, in different shades. Whether it’s blue, or shades of cream, wearing an ensemble made up of only one colour helps elevate the look. Think of it as a similar concept to the suit, but casual.
#7 Wear head accessories
Cara is a big fan of head accessories, from headbands to beanies. It helps complete a casual outfit (we love that she wore her overalls down and paired it with a midriff-baring crochet top — very summer vibes!), as well a more high-street and girly look.