Just like her recent hookup with former One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles, Emily Ratajkowski’s style is enviable to say the least. Her secret? It’s more accessible than you may think. Pairing baggy trousers and cute baby tees with cool trainers is a go-to look for the model. Chances are, you already have some of these staple pieces in your wardrobe.
So, what do you say? Are you ready to embrace your inner cool girl—anyone remember when Ratajkowski was literally the “cool girl” in Gone Girl? Below are our five most-loved Em Rata fits plus affordable lookalike pieces you’ll need in order to recreate them.
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You’ve heard it here first, capris are making a comeback this summer. Want to dip your toe into the trend? Try this fit from Ratajkowski. Here, she pairs a simple, high-neck tank top with low-rise, flared trousers and worn-in brown loafers. Not a fan of the bottoms? Swap them with these Dickies instead.
If you’re a fan of casual fits with a hint of femininity, this next look is definitely a keeper. The supermodel keeps it simple with a black tank, denim mini and her current favourite pair of trainers. Of course, if you’re emulating full Rata-realness, you might want to finish off the look with an eligible bachelor or two.
Last but not least, sling a two-tone snakeskin bag over your shoulder, and you’re all set.
Though the model might be best known for her stunning sheer red carpet looks, she’s also always been a fan of more versatile apparel. Here, she’s seen in a casual mesh button-up shirt, a loose-fitting pair of men’s workwear trousers, and a comfy pair of Nike Air Max 270s. Pro tip: you can’t really ever go wrong with a big pants/small shirt combo.
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Denim maxi skirt? Check. Worn-in leather jacket? Check. Cowboy boots? Check. This off-duty ensemble ticks all the boxes on our list for a 2023 effortless outfit. Pair your favourite jacket with a detailed jumper underneath, just peeking through enough to make an impact.
We’d also recommend following Ratajkowski’s lead and finding a perfectly groomed pooch to add to the look. Either borrow a friend’s pup or adopt a furry friend yourself!
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Last but not least is another certified gen Zers-approved fit: cowboy boots and a mini skirt. Capable of taking you from day to night, the High Low podcast host compliments a silky brown blouse with a mini cargo skirt and boots. To complete the outfit, pair the look with your favourite shoulder bag and sunnies.
Ballet has pirouetted back to the fashion world’s centre stage. Pale pink leg warmers, satin ballet slippers and dusty grey trousers are just a few staple pieces you’ve probably seen so far this season, signalling the shift from grunge to graceful. With balletcore being the easy, breezy it girl style as of late, it’s no surprise that Bella Hadid has been the poster girl for the trend.
Luckily, even if you aren’t a former dancer (or an off-duty model), you can embrace the trend too. It’s surprisingly more versatile and comfy than you might think. Ready to infuse your wardrobe with French girl flair, or maybe just want an outfit you can (attempt to) plié in? We’ve got you covered. Below, shop similar pieces from Miss Bella’s ballet-inspired wardrobe.
Can’t get enough of monochrome ensembles? Then you’ll love this balletcore outfit sported by the youngest Hadid sister. Simply pair baggy workwear trousers (pro tip: size up so you can roll the waist) with a sweet lace-detailed tank top and a simple short-sleeve bolero. Oh, and don’t forget to complete your look with classic black loafers and a can of Kin Euphorics, of course.
Balletcore doesn’t always have to mean leotards and tights à la the no-pants trend. Want to look chic while still feeling comfy? Take a note from Hadid’s slouchy ensemble. She styles the simple Wardrobe.NYC X Hailey Bieber sweatsuit with a matching headband, and adds a touch of personality through her accessories (hello, bedazzled sunglasses and tie-dye Chanel messenger bag).
The true star of this ballet-inspired look though has to be the pink satin flats which peak out under her sweats. Don’t want to splash out on this exact co-ord? Opt for an equally minimalist set from Arket for a fraction of the cost.
Going for a more refined outfit, as opposed to the slightly rougher ballet grunge? This next ensemble from Miss Hadid hits all the right notes. The model pairs this striped boatneck dress (vintage Chanel, of course) with simple white leg warmers and a pair of blue Miu Miu kitten heels. Looking this cute doesn’t have to cost a small fortune though. Instead, shop our more affordable picks below to achieve the same ‘je ne sais quoi’ without hurting your purse.
Next up, we have a quintessential balletsleaze look you’re sure to have heart eyes for. As Miss Bella demonstrates, this outfit is comfy enough to catch a flight in, but it could also easily double for your Sunday morning pilates class, or for simply lounging around at home. Get the look by throwing on a matching tank top and leggings set, your favourite oversized zip-up hoodie and a beanie. Then finish it off with leg warmers and ballet flats for a touch of off-duty ballerina flair.
And finally, want to add a pop of colour to your balletcore fit? Follow Hadid’s lead. Here, the supermodel wears a cropped cardigan, a purple baby tee (with matching slouchy socks), a red corduroy midi skirt, all complemented by a stunning set of white satin ballet pumps. Make the look your own by incorporating your favourite textures and hues. And, then, to complete the ensemble, balance out the outfit with a neutral statement piece.