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Supermodel style: Karlie Kloss talks fashion, accessories and more!

Text: Danica van der Veen; Photography: Courtesy of Swarovski, Getty Images

November 3, 2017

Supermodel style: Karlie Kloss talks fashion, accessories and more!

The festive season is on its way, and who better to ask about holiday dressing and accessorising than supermodel Karlie Kloss? Here the star of Swarovski’s sparkly new holiday campaign shares her top fashion tips.

Who’s your style icon?

I have always looked to Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn for inspiration. Their styles were effortlessly chic and timeless — two characteristics I strive to incorporate into my personal style. 

Supermodel style: Karlie Kloss talks fashion, accessories and more!
Crystal watch Swarovski R5 790

What are the three jewellery pieces every woman should own?

Stud earrings, a watch and band rings make great foundation pieces that you can wear everyday and layer with other looks. And of course, anything that holds sentimental value goes a long way. For me, those are the matching bracelets my dad would give my sisters and me every year around the holidays, and the gold ring my mom gave me from her collection growing up. 

Supermodel style: Karlie Kloss talks fashion, accessories and more!
Silver choker Swarovski R2 190

What’s your favourite accessory trend this season?

Chokers are really elegant and flattering, especially for holiday parties. 

What’s your go-to everyday look?

I like to keep my everyday style simple and wear clothes that are comfortable, chic and versatile. High-waisted jeans, a tucked-in tee and a fitted blazer or a dress paired with Stan Smith sneakers are a couple of my go-to off-duty looks. 

Supermodel style: Karlie Kloss talks fashion, accessories and more!

And evening look?

When I’m going out with friends, I love mixing high fashion and casual pieces. One of my favourites this year was an outfit I wore for my birthday. With the help of my stylist Karla Welch, I paired a simple white tee with a long purple leather skirt and Giuseppe Zanotti heels. It was a fun, bold style that captured my personality.

Supermodel style: Karlie Kloss talks fashion, accessories and more!
Black earrings Swarovski R1 390

What does glamour mean to you?

To me, glamour is about defining and then elevating your individual style. Personally, I define that as wearing something slightly daring, such as a bold accessory, piece of jewellery or article of clothing. Confidence is key, so love and feel comfortable in whatever it is you’re wearing. 

What’s your message to GLAMOUR readers?

Happy holidays, GLAMOUR South Africa! Enjoy this very special time of year with friends and loved ones, and I hope to see you in 2018!

Shop Swarovski’s latest collection now at swarovski.com/Web_ZA/en/index.

We attended the launch party for Swarovski’s holiday campaign in Milan! See all the snaps from our trip here.

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