The most remarkable thing about Miranda Kerr’s enviable wardrobe is not that she has one—working with some of the biggest fashion brands on Earth does, after all, come with a a few perks—but the consistently thoughtful ways she finds to wear it. Like, we’re talking about a person here who is literally so above and beyond attractive that she’s paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to make clothing (the good, the bad, and yes, sometimes even the ugly) look better. If anyone has leeway to slack in the style department, it’s her.
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So as the model rings in her 34th year alive today (~*~hApPy BiRtHdAy, MiRaNdA!!~*~), we can't think of a better way to celebrate than an examination of her fashion prowess. Below, we've compiled five of her signature moves and, a crash course on stealing them for yourself. Keep scrolling to get schooled.
The Encore Performance
Miranda really, reeeeally loves her Gucci logo belt—so much that she’s worn it multiples times and ways in public, and bought a second (very similar) one covered in crystals. Your take away here? There’s zero shame in having certain items on heavy rotation so long as you keep refreshing the rest of your look. Also: If it’s available with bling, buy it.
The Modern Day Dorothy
We already know a dash of red goes a long way, especially when punctuating an otherwise subdued color scheme. But where you could achieve similar results from a crimson earring or handbag, Kerr’s myriad tomato footwear—which she deftly pairs with everything feminine skirts to stovepipes—proves the chicest option.
The Basic Instinct
While super simple pieces, such as skinny jeans and white T-shirts, may not sound very exciting, they have more potential than you might think. Just look to the fashion star’s masterful way of blending understated designs of complementary proportions (think higher rise denim and midriff-baring tops) and sharp attention to just the right fit—on pants, for example, the perfect ankle-baring crop is key.
The Leggings for Days
Don’t let the idea of waist-to-ankle black leather throw you off! In a slim, streamlined cut, the fabric has all the versatility of your favorite jeans—but a whole lot more sex appeal. To fully milk the design’s day-to-night potential, follow the model’s lead with slouchy T-shirt and espadrilles (or white sneakers) before dark; switch to heels and lacy bodysuit later.
The Dress to Impress
Okay, we exaggerated a teensy bit in the intro... even Miranda must experience outfit block (like writer's block, if you swap words for clothes) on occasion. Her clever way around it? Faking style genius with a dress that does all the hard work for her. File this one under: You've got 15 minutes to get ready, and need 10 of them to commute.