As seasons change and trends come and go, returning to the foolproof items in your wardrobe can feel comforting. After all, it’s important to have a select few pieces of clothing that you can throw on and trust their effects without looking in a mirror. And guess what? Celebrities feel the same way. Case in point: Ashley Graham’s street style, which proves the supermodel and TV host knows exactly what looks good on her and how to style her capsule pieces to perfection.
If you're wondering what exactly Graham's go-to items consist of, just listen up. Typically, her looks are neutral in color but high in impact, whether the vehicle be a dress, pair of jeans, or jumpsuit. The same approach is applied to her footwear. The supermodel understands the power of a stiletto heel in a muted tone, and she sticks to the motif. The result is a glam and elevated touch to any ensemble, even if it's a pair of sweat pants.
Based on research, it seems the key here is versatility. Graham easily transitions every piece to fit any occasion, be it during the day or at night. This makes her style ideal for everyone, but particularly for women looking to up their work wardrobe game. To help you make Graham's perfect outfit formula work for you, ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the four essentials she relies on over and over again. Now you just need to perfect your runway walk.
The host of American Beauty Star relies on a collection of sleek dresses to take her from days at press appearances to nights out on the town. She usually sticks to either nude or black options, but has been known to rock a neon hue from time to time. For winter, this silhouette looks great in a turtleneck style, but to make the dress more summer- appropriate, try a sleeveless option instead.
The best part about Graham’s sleek dresses? They’re a year-round staple. You can easily layer the light fabric under blazers or leather jackets when the weather changes, or wear them alone during the warmer months. Plus, they look amazing with either sneakers or heels, so they work for both day and nighttime looks.
The supermodel has been known to rock a sheer top from time to time while out doing press, on date nights, or even at the airport. The key to this daring’s top versatility is expert styling. While out in the daytime, Graham goes for a sheer top paired with plain black trousers like she did while signing autographs last Jan.
While this look might not be the best for days at the office, it’s perfect for an evening out. If you’re not comfortable wearing the trend on its own, layer on a jacket for more coverage. When it comes to what she wears under the revealing top, Graham keeps it simple with a no-frills bra in a neutral color. Plus, the model keeps the rest of her outfit simple to allow her top to be the star of the show.
Barely There Heels
When Graham isn't jetting around the world to shoot Sports Illustrated covers, she can be seen wearing any number of sky-high heels. The supermodel's favorite styles include a thin strap around the toe and the ankle. Strappy heels have been a major trend recently thanks to their '90s-era style. Graham's style proves that they work with just about any outfit, meaning that investing in a high-quality, comfortable pair might be a good idea.
Black High-Waisted Jeans
It shouldn't come as a surprise that black high-waisted skinny jeans are a staple in a Graham's closet — they're probably the most versatile item ever. To prove it, the supermodel has worn her skinnies to both press events and on her days off.
Shopping for jeans isn't easy. With so many brands and styles to choose from, finding your perfect pair can be a challenge. Graham prefers a super-high rise that she can wear with cropped tops. Look for jeans with lots of elastic in them so that they stay fitted even after dozens of washes.