Miranda Kerr is the epitome of the American girl-next-door — aside from the fact that she isn’t American. The Australian beauty has been a fixture in the fashion industry since the age of 13 and became a household name as a Victoria’s Secret model in her early 20s.
"The U.S. has fallen in love with her. We love her because she has the most incredible girl-next-door look and she’s also insanely beautiful. It means women are not intimidated by her looks and guys think they might be able to talk to her," explained photographer Russell James. In fact, she’s so sought after that when celeb-obsessed teen robbers “The Bling Ring” broke into her and Bloom’s house, the ringleader wanted some of Kerr’s Victoria’s Secret Merchandaise. Weird.
Like Russell said, it’s all a testament to the appeal of the girl-next-door: if you LOOK kind and relatable, people will inevitably want to relate to you.
Check out these pieces for Miranda’s signature style.
Apart from the sleeves, this blouse is a dead ringer for Miranda’s. The light blush/nude color of the snakeskin will flatter paler skin tones — if your skin is darker, check out the same top in the grey and white combination. Like Miranda, you’re looking for a looser fit for an easy, casual effect.
Snakeskin Blouse, a bientot
Compliment your loose blouse with a pair of basic skinnies. In case you’ve been under a rock the past five years, the skinny is essential to any modern gal’s wardrobe — and the darker the denim, the better. For spring, channel the youthful effect of rolling up your jeans like Miranda. Just keep the rest of your ensemble simple and chic so you don’t look straight out of summer camp.
Jeans, Cakewalk Style Shop
On the Go
One of a Kind
Unless you’re in LA or a city where cold winters don’t exist, you might not be ready to pull out your open toe sandals. But get a similar effect with these strappy gold round-toe shoes from Paperdolls in Paris. The vertical stripe up the foot will elongate your leg and the subtle champagne color will transition from day into evening.
Leather Salome, Paperdolls