Runway models have made their personal style (AKA the off-duty look) a thing, to the extent that street-style photographers yearn to capture models while doing their coffee runs or casually walking the streets of Paris or New York. And who better to steal street style tips from than 21-year-old model Imaan Hammam? She has been walking the runways since the age of thirteen, and has been in fashion campaigns for Topshop and on the cover of Vogue.
Over the years the model has developed her own sense of style that has transitioned with age and her audience. Also, because of her exposure to different fashion directions she has become more bold and expressive of who she is. Here is our top four Imaan Hammam street-style looks.
1. Mixed elements
Red is definitely the colour of the season, and adding bold prints and classic items with your red show stopper is a way to stand out in the crowd.
2. The unusual but fashion-forward approach to below-the-knee boots
Most of us automatically think that below-the-knee boots are meant to be worn with skirts or jeans. Imaan however is schooling us with a very unexpected take on this winter fave.
3. The borrowed shirt
There is one important thing to note about how Imaan wears the boyfriend shirt. To make sure you don’t look like you just jumped out of bed, add feminine pieces, a touch of lipstick or fitted jeans.
4. Cargo pants
This look shows that being fashion-forward involves unpredictability. Who would have thought that cargo pants would look fly with a very-cropped crop top? This is definitely a head turner.