With a collaboration with Mulberry and a fresh season of walking for some of the world's biggest fashion shows under her belt, Cara Delevingne continues to be one of the most fascinating models working in the fashion industry today.
And how could she not be? The drum-playing, beat-boxing model who is regularly seen partying with her BFF Rihanna has won us over with her care free attitude and relaxed tomboy style. Delevingne's androgynous wardrobe has cemented her as a modern day style icon as she easily transitions from laid back day wear to red carpet glam. Her wardrobe is the epitome of 'model off duty' filled with classic staples like slouchy biker jackets, embroidered bombers and a whole host of slogan t-shirts. Delevingne is always stylish without taking herself too seriously. In short, Cara Delevingne is the definition of cool.
It's hard not to have a style crush on Delevingne. At this point in her career it's easier to rhyme off who she hasn't walked for (she's currently the face of Burberry, walked THAT Chanel show in Paris and did I mention her recent collaboration with Mulberry? I think I did) yet still manages to have this really unfussy aesthetic. She has fun with her clothes, more often than not letting them do the talking for her. From garish 90's kid prints (think Bart Simpson cropped tees) to cheeky slogan T-shirts (think Last Clean T-shirt, Ain't No Wifey), Delevingne's style is more about attitude than anything else.
She mixes rock and roll, street wear and high fashion with so much ease that Delevingne's uniform is instantly recognisable. She always looks effortlessly cool and has a raw style that is both the kind that is easy to imitate, but the kind that you'd want to. It's low maintenance and doesn't ever feel try hard. At the very core it's about having a relaxed, low key attitude to fashion that can be worn every single day. Delevingne isn't afraid to glam it up for the red carpet, without losing her loose, androgynous edge - favouring relaxed low cut jumpsuits paired with a pair of cute pumps.
Delevingne's day look is easily pulled together with some high street staples. River Island has some gorgeous printed bombers at the moment in tropical and eastern styled prints featuring blocks of bright colour and intricate embroidery. Skinny jeans are a must and you can't do much better than Topshop's Joni jeans, a cult product in their own right (although H! By Henry Holland for Debenhams jeans are putting up a good fight as the skinnies you need in your wardrobe.) This Beyonce inspired t-shirt "I Woke Up Like This" channels the perfect amount of Delevingne's tongue in cheek attitude and is an utter steal at £13. Trainers are a must and these Nike Air Max 1 in green are pretty much perfect. A bobble hat from Abandon Ship, some round framed sunglasses (I love these bright red ones by Marc Jacobs) and a simple chunky gold chain helps finish off the look.
At the heart of Delevingne's style is a care-free easy going attitude that teaches us we can be serious about fashion without taking it too seriously. I don't know about you, but that's my kind of gal.
Get the look: 1 Abandon Ship bobble hat, £20, Topman; 2 Slogan T-shirt, £13, In Love with Fashion; 3 Bomber jacket, £60, River Island; 4 Skinny jeans, £36, Topshop; 5 Nike Air Max, £95, Office; 6 Marc Jacobs sunglasses, £146.45, Pretavoir; 7 Double gold chain, £13, Karmaloop