The look: Model off duty, the M.O.D

We know the drill, a models ‘off duty’ look is coveted by stylists, magazine editors, and girls on the street alike. Why? because it looks effortless, chic, and not to mention comfortable. The I-woke-up-looking-like-this, is something we all want. After all who wouldn’t want to walk around in converse, the perfect-fit skinny jeans, a soft cashmere knit and be declared a fashion pioneer. It could also have something to do with the perfect hair and flawless skin. There are some stand out girls that wear the M.O.D look to perfection. According to Alexander Wang, the M.O.D look doesn’t come from the the pages of Porter Magazine alone (sometimes it does), it comes from treating every item equally. Don’t be a slave to the labels.

Alexander Wang on the M.O.D look: “It’s this very disheveled look that I was known for from earlier shows,” Alexander explained. “But it goes deeper than that. I was thinking about how this high-low mix came about, and I felt that it originated from girls backstage. A model who runs around in jeans, but then she’s introduced to Karl Lagerfeld and he gives her a Chanel jacket that she throws on. It’s this idea that everything is the same, treated in a very equal way without rules.”

Here’s what we’ve learnt, the rules of M.O.D dressing

When layering up top, keep the colours neutral to soften the look

When layering up top, keep the colours neutral to soften the look

The perfect pant length, accentuate ankles and elongate the legs

The perfect pant length, accentuate ankles and elongate the legs

The tuck. Essential to reveal subtle details and add another element to an outfit

The tuck. Essential to reveal subtle details and add another element to an outfit

The Hat. When accessorising, go for either a hat or a scarf - but not both. keep your pallet to few tones to save the look being too busy

The Hat. When accessorising, go for either a hat or a scarf – but not both. keep your pallet to few tones to save the look being too busy

Sunnies and hair; Without the sunnies this look may have been a tad dull, ham it up with interesting shades.

Sunnies and hair; Without the sunnies this look may have been a tad dull, ham it up with interesting shades.

Ripped jeans in natural denim creates instant interest. Keep it simple and carry your bag low

Ripped jeans in natural denim creates instant interest. Keep it simple and carry your bag low

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