Making your jeans and t-shirts look more interesting than, well, just jeans and t-shirts can seem like a tall order when you're rolling out of bed wondering exactly what to wear. Enter Miranda Kerr, providing the perfect bit of styling inspiration to elevate those pieces in just a few easy steps. The style setter, whose street style is practically always on-point (read: we've never seen her in an outfit we didn't like), stepped out in LA sporting a preppy-cum-cool take on skinny Frame Denim and a printed tee that she tied together with polished Céline accessories and a pair of statement shades by Miu Miu. So why exactly does it work so well? We've got all the answers (and the shopping!) below:
- Go beyond the basic white tee: This look succeeds because it isn't just a mix of simple staples; it's a mix of staples with a little more personality. For example, Miranda's printed t-shirt furthers outfit interest — especially when paired with another pattern on her black-and-white-print Mulberry scarf.
- Reach for sophisticated layers: Miranda could have taken the casual route, but she played opposites with her dressed-down pieces, adding a polished blazer instead. We don't have to tell you why the blazer is a wardrobe essential; its versatility is unmatched — it goes with just about everything — and its slim, tailored silhouette provides a chic counter to everyday denim.
- Make your accessories count: We've said it before (but we'll happily say it again): the right accessories can have major impact on your style. In this case, it's Miranda's luxe leather Céline tote and preppy loafers that add an air of polish. But, she also makes room for more eclectic pieces, like her printed scarf and high-impact sunglasses. It's the play between the understated, traditional add-ons and the more attention-grabbing ones that helps elevate the look.