How to Dress Metro Chic
Models are the epitome of metro chic. Although looking like a twig doesn't have many perks (I should know!), looking metro does, as it conjures up an image of a very couture individual.
Dark, sold, metro. Dark tees with no patterns, dark jeans with no faded spots, and dark high-top sneakers. It’s essential! Good colors are heather grey, black, chocolate brown, navy and mute grey. Avoid wearing too many bright colors at once; the occasional pop of red or metallic is a guaranteed way to catch the attention of any and everyone.
Buy tops that are a bit baggier. This doesn’t mean rocking the down-to-your-knees, gang-banger look around town, but perhaps going up a size when buying tee-shirts. Even when buying leather jackets, hoodies, cardigans and other outerwear should be looser than usual. It looks very metro, very… Natasha Poly.
Stay in fashion. Skinny jeans, jeggings, leggings and leather pants. Fine: fitted bottoms look so absolutely… Freja Beha Erichsen, who, coincidentally has one of the best pair of legs in the business. BUT. Be careful if you don’t like the way you look in tighter pants, the lack of confidence will make you seem awkward in them!
Your toes need to be completely encased in glamour. This means knee-high leather boots with a stiletto heel, high-top black sneakers, ankle booties, and retro biker boots. Mainly, anything that makes you feel refreshingly Chanel Iman.
Run your fingers through your hair, stand in front of a fan, get up and go; do what you MUST to achieve the perfect tousled locks. Anyone who’s anyone sports them: Kate Moss, Irina Shayk. Don’t you want to be someone, too? Make sure your hair is always clean, though, and never frizzy or damaged. Trim the ends every 2 weeks. If you have long hair, many times you’ll want to limit yourself to 10 minutes of curl-prepping.
Don’t cake it on. Take lengthening mascara and swoop it on. Take the peach blush and dash it on ONCE. Chapstick should be enough; heck, it IS enough. Keep it beachy but also grungy, as if you couldn’t care less. But you do, so never mind.
Look at pictures of mind-blowing models such as Lily Donaldson, Freja Beha, Karolina Kurkova, Jessica Stam and, even though she’s NOT a model, she carries herself like one nowadays, Ashlee Simpson. Yes, it’s true. Note the bags, and makeup details, and anything that catches your eye.
- Always look in the mirror before you leave the house, and take off one accessory before doing so. Make your best about-face and strut into the city to dominate the airwaves.
- Love the skin you're in! I'm 5'7, 100 pounds and not many things look good on me. That pretty much PROVES that the model physique is horrible! So love the skin you're in, whether you're 5'3 and 145 pounds or 5'7 and (begrudgingly) 100 pounds!