Shanina Shaik might be gearing up to model the most feminine lingerie on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway, but the outfit she wore mere days before was pure menswear. On Tues., the model took the utility trend to the streets, and she made it look surprisingly chic. Shanina Shaik's denim jumpsuit is undoubtedly the most stylish way to sport workwear.
After a two-year hiatus, the Australian model is mere hours away from her comeback in what Harper's Bazaar has called the most-watched fashion presentation of the year, but before she slips into those coveted wings, she opted for, well, the opposite of lingerie. Shaik turned up to her fitting at the Midtown headquarters on Tues. evening dressed in a utility-inspired denim jumpsuit by Citizens of Humanity, but it wasn't your mechanic's coveralls.
The fall-ready piece is long sleeved with a wide leg that's cropped at the ankle. It features dual breast pockets, an elastic waist, and buttons up the front. Made of 100 percent cotton, it's warm and moveable — an easy item for the many more chilly nights to come. Shaik dressed up the number with a black leather belt, an Yves Saint Laurent quilted envelope shoulder bag, and white ankle boots.
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The model also opted for a menswear look the day before, when she wore another jumpsuit — this time a black suspender-style piece with shoulder straps that she paired with a masculine blazer overtop. The latest look, however, embodied the modern utility trend that has emerged slowly over the past couple years. It started with the androgynous-style suits that graced the runways of Bottega Veneta and Burberry during Spring/Summer Fashion Week presentations in 2017. Since then, Alessandra Ambrosio has sported one in military green, Jessica Alba has worn a sleek khaki suit, Claire Danes has opted for an oversized number from Madewell, and the list goes on.
And while the utility trend is rather intimidating, Shaik's easy outfit formula is a good guide to ensure your jumpsuit look is elevated. Accessorize your worker's one-piece with a belt and patent leather booties, then there you have it: the easiest, most stylish winter-ready look.
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