Epic Outfits Inspired By Celebs

One of our favorite spectator sports is watching celebs flex their sartorial muscles. Indeed, we love seeing them show off at major awards ceremonies while draped in wildly beautiful couture creations. But, if we're being honest, it's actually the sidewalk that we prefer over the red carpet. The outfits we capture them in while shopping, heading to lunch, or leaving the airport are the kind of ensembles that really showcase their individual points of view — and not just the characters we associate them with or the designers whose runways they walk on.
And, as evidenced by plenty of off-duty photos, the ladies we're featuring today are true style stars. Perhaps they have access to and the help of top stylists, but they've still got the sartorial chops that can only be crafted by risk-taking, experimenting, and experience. Celebs — turns out they are just like us. Ahead, we're breaking down 15 looks worn by leading ladies and major models, offering up the tips you need to recreate them. Your guide to A-list style is just a click away.
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Think anyone can pull off an all-black-everything look? Okay, we do, too, but some combinations really stand out, like Miranda Kerr's blend of sleek leather and a loose button-down shirt. Plus, with a piece of outerwear (that is, that coat caped perfectly over her shoulders, naturally) in a light tan shade, the ensemble still pops but doesn't stray from all-neutral territory.
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On-stage goddess Florence Welch's style may be slightly toned down when she's off duty, but it still packs a major punch. While her version of a throw-on-and-go dress makes this look feel effortless, Welch adds something special with a handbag that clashes in print, chunky heels that are ladylike but not too delicate, and a pair of perfectly round sunglasses.
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Victoria Beckham is not really the dressed-down kind of lady, but that doesn't mean recreating her outfits requires any additional work on your part. Seek out clean designs, like a slightly structured midi-skirt or a relaxed-fit (but not oversized) tee. Keep colors rich but solid. And, complete the look with Posh's signature stiletto heel in a coordinating shade. It's an easy way to make non-fussy, simple pieces look seriously special.
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At the Kenzo Paris Fashion Week show this year, Jessica Alba may have been sporting designs from the brand's pre-fall collection, but it's the pairing we're loving here most. The wellness guru teaches us how to do justice to graphic prints by coupling them with an intrepid color, which keeps the look eye-catching but not busy. Meanwhile, the rest of the accessories can remain neutral, or you can add another layer of intrigue to the outfit with a bright clutch or lipstick.
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The great Kate Moss' style is so aspirational simply because she never seems like she's trying so hard. For instance, while this outfit may feature a slightly torn and worn-in pair of jeans, a black turtleneck and tailored blazer really amplify the whole look. The takeaway: Never underestimate the power of great basics.
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Don't fear flashiness. But, on the other hand, do try wearing your glittery pieces thoughtfully, à la Jourdan Dunn. The model picks one shiny, shimmery item and dresses it down with a T-shirt, leather jacket, and walkable wedge booties. Voilà — disco-ball-esque pieces for daytime!
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We could all learn a bit from Rihanna's fearless approach to style. And, with this specific look, we're totally into the way the songstress plays with proportions and unexpected pairings. Baggy-fit pants meet the tiny, camo crop top. Plus, a fitted hat above says hello to the sexy, strappy heels below.
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Rethink suiting. And, go for a silhouette that's polished but not stiff — that is, one that can also sneakily double as pajamas. While Gwen Stefani certainly nailed this comfy-chic look during her most recent pregnancy, this take on loose-fit sportswear does not require you to have a bun in the oven to master it.

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The building blocks are simple: pencil skirt, white tee, ankle-strap stilettos. And, you probably already have these things, right? But, the focus piece here is Georgia May Jagger's shiny bomber jacket, which adds a sporty, borrowed-from-the-boys touch. And, hey, what better way to welcome back baseball season?
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Don't just rest on your laurels when it comes to jeans-and-tee combos. Take a cue from Zoe Saldana by having fun with fit and adding a vintage touch to your simplest ensembles. As she demonstrates here, channel your inner Farrah Fawcett in flared, high-rise jeans and a tucked-in floral button-down. Pay attention to details like raw-edge denim, and opt for simple gold accessories and oversized sunnies, which will make the outfit appear thoughtful even if the look didn't take much work to whip up.
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Perhaps Kim Kardashian doesn't have a place on everyone's best dressed list, but her recent style evolution (which fiancé Kanye West may or may not have influenced) is one that's made us sit up and pay attention. We're actually quite smitten with this tricolor look, which reminds us to think about hues — not just black, white, and tan — when purchasing staples and then be daring enough to blend from every area of the color wheel. Mustard yellow, plum, and dark teal may not be an obvious combination, but it's definitely a winning one.
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We're big advocates of the idea that the airport doesn't have to be the place where personal style takes a snooze. That's why we're particularly fond of Kate Bosworth's oversized cardi, printed frock, and ankle boots. It's a cleverly cozy way to be nap- and camera-ready at all times.
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Be thoughtful about graphics. While this is a very laid-back look for Diane Kruger — a.k.a. one of our major red-carpet muses — it's not lazy by any means. Remember that pointy flats give polish to your plain, old rolled-cuff jeans, while unique frames instantly add tons of personality. And, don't forget: A quirky graphic is not only cool — it's basically a conversation starter.
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There's quite a bit going on in Olivia Palermo's ensemble, but all of the pieces come together in a harmonious fashion. And, it provides a great lesson on how more is more: Layer like with like (the floral jacket and floral lace top), keep shades coordinating but not necessarily matching, and ground it all with a bold, solid-color piece. Plus, keep the beauty look simple. We love how her casual, pulled-back hair complements an outfit that packs such a punch.
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Okay, we promise we're not trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Chloë Sevigny is attending a red-carpet event in this picture, but, with that said, this is Chloë Sevigny we're talking about. We can all take notes from the actress, who always marches to the beat of her own sartorial drum. Don't feel like wearing heels to a big event? Sure, go for the lace-ups. Considering white before Memorial Day? What's to consider? Sevigny's bold approach to personal style is a constant reminder to dress for ourselves rather than try to please the masses. We'd steal her clashing-yet-complementary mix of high-waisted shorts and shimmering tee for a red-carpet event any day.
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