Celebrities can't have stylists 24/7, so what are their off-duty style rules? Flick through some oh-so simple, totally wearable day looks from the stars' wardrobes...
Although we look forward to seeing the show-stopping gowns stars pick for the red carpet, we also love analysing their casual outfits.
Whether they’re out shopping, arriving at the airport or talking a stroll around a city, the off-duty looks they pull together are a great source of fashion inspiration.
No discussion of A-lister’s off-duty get-ups would be complete without a mention of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Judging by the outfits we’ve seen her rocking over the years, the top model certainly knows how to make an airport terminal her catwalk. We think we have finally decoded her post-flight formula.
First up, Heidi proves the power of a simple maxi dress. Teamed with some tassled sandals and cross-body bag, take note, this is how to do summer in the city. Flick through to see some oh-so simple, totally wearable day looks from the stars’ wardrobes…
Heidi Klum looked relaxed in black, yet still so chic.
Gigi’s mirrored Dior So Real shades are our favourite part of this out outfit. She’s rarely pictured out and about without them and rightly so, they make even the simplest of outfits look instanty cooler.
RHW’s airport style is a thing of sartorial legend. Dark shades are essital for emerging off a long-haul and still looking immaculate. Keep a pair of sunnies and a tangle teaser to hand and the rest is just a simple cashmere jumper + soft denims + cool boots formula.
We love how Jessica has bucked the usual model off-duty uniform of skinny jeans and leather biker jacket for these cool, nineties throw-back baggy trousers. Her natural hair and minimal make up are perfect for a day hanging out in the East Village in NYC.
Vanessa Paradis looked ultra-chic in printed trousers, black boots and a classic fedora. This kind of ensemble is perfect for casual weekend dressing.
Kirsten Dunst rocked the sailor stripe while out and about in Cannes, teaming her nautical knit with mid wash jeans, flat sandals and ladylike top handle tote bag.
he brunette beauty went for an easy and oh-so-stylish khaki jacket and jeans combo, for the ultimate off-duty outfit.
The blonde beauty pulled together the simplest of monochrome looks, with achingly cool results.
Want to take your denim up a notch style-wise? Take your cue from Emma Roberts and go for a super-size rip at the knee and wear with 90s-style sunnies and chunky black boots.
Karlie Kloss is our ultimate off-duty style icon. Go for a white trouser, worn cropped and high-waisted, and pair with a simple black tee, white trainers and fuss free to get it right.
The statuesque singer looked achingly cool in a simple top and shorts combo, worn with white trainers, the perfect inspo for weekend dressing with ease.
How to wear your floaty floral dress this weekend? Take your cue from Emma Roberts and add a khaki jacket and black biker boots.
Karlie Kloss made a strong case for the maxi dress as the ultimate off-duty essential, spotted out and about in New York.
Rosie has clearly nailed the art of casual but cool by styling a sleek fedora with a showstopping bag, some suede Gianvito Rossi lace-up heels and a chic kimono.
Jennifer Lawrence added instant cool points to her denim shorts look by adding some chunky heeled mules. Top marks for the wide-brim hate and slouchy grey marl knit.
Gigi Hadid is our new style crush, not only for her enviable model looks, but her impressive off-duty wardrobe too. This tsriped shirt is all kinds of cool, and is the ultimate weekend wardrobe inspo.
Gwyneth Paltrow is never one to disappoint in the style-stakes. Seen here stepping off an air field looking truly incredible, this look provides us with all kinds of inpiration.
Not only do we love those navy ankle boots (the perfect choice for summer), but those printed shorts styled with that sleek black tailored blazer, chic white shirt and black sunnies make this the perfect off-duty look for summer. Oversized Celine Luggage bag optional.
Bar Refaeli makes the pavement her catwalk as she takes a stroll around Milan. Her strappy heels bring a sexy edge to her otherwise casual look.
Reese Witherspoon certainly knows how to pull together a winning look for a day at the office. For a meeting in LA, the actress brightened up a dark tailored jacket and skinny jeans with bright red courts, a two-tone tote and a slick of scarlet lipstick.
Jessica Alba had easy-breezy style when she headed out to grab a bite to eat in New York. Her sleeveless midi is perfect for warm weather while her slouchy long-line cardigan provides an extra layer if it gets chilly in the shade.
Skinny leather trousers, check. A totally on-trend white tee with embroidered sleeves, check. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley retained her rule as the Queen Of Casual-Cool when she stepped out in New York. We’re big fans of her low-key hairstyle and shades too.
Diane Kruger was snapped working her own take on Western styling in New York. She teamed a checked shirt with denim hot pants and ankle boots. We think she totally pulled it off.
Alexa Chung looked oh-so-cool stepping out in London for the night, opting for a black velvet blazer teamed with a white shirt, some skinny jeans and black flat Chelsea boots. We can’t help but love Alexa’s fashion-forward, eclectic styling, flitting between super-feminine dresses teamed with pretty flats, and Brit-cool androgynous looks like this. Nice work, Alexa.
Kendall Jenner has got the off-duty model look down. Seen heading out of an apartment block in NYC, Kendall went for a maxi coat, leather skinnies, a monochrome bag and some chunky black sunnies for her look. We’re loving the clever layered look, too.
Marie Claire’s September cover star Jessica Alba kept it casual in a chambray midi skirt with white embroidery. She paired the look with matching booties and an on-trend perforated handbag.
Taylor Swift loves a precisely chic look. On a day out in New York, she wore a collared gingham dress that contrasted her favourite red handbag, for a perfectly preppy look.
Jourdan Dunn nailed the summer sundress vibe while in New York City. The feminine, flared cut of her dress was a welcome match for her simple flat sandals.
Kate Moss’s rock-chic style is something we’ve been working on perfect for years. She pulls off this black, grungy outfit so effortlessly and still manages to look impeccably chic.
Cate Blanchett has been on a bit of a style-role as of late – this look topping our faves list. She adds just a tiny bit of attitude to an elegant silk chiffon dress by kicking into gear with moto boots. This is casual style perfection.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gave us all a lesson in off-duty dressing, stepping out in LA working a khaki jacket paired with a chic monochrome breton, a thigh-grazing wrap skirt and some super-cool black ankle boots. Completing her look, Rosie added a bold red bag and some messy off-duty waves.
Candice Swanepoel managed to conquer two of our favourite bold trends. She’s matches her shoes with her bag. Risky, if not done well, but clearly she’s mastered it. And she’s done double-denim; perfectly.
There’s no easier way to perfect casual style than going all black. The fail-safe colour is always chic and gives off a Japanese minimalist vibe, which Dakota Fanning perfected with a pair of wooden wedges.
Zoe Saldana showed off her baby bump in an all-white outfit. A bold move, sure, but she looked stunning in the form fitting dress, matching cardigan and heels.
Reese Witherspoon was channelling her inner Elle Woods in this pink and white get up. We were totally expecting a chihuahua’s head to pop up out of her hand bag.
Rihanna ditched the street wear for an elegant striped button-down and jeans combo that looked incredibly demure on the singer. The simple strappy sandals that matched her raven-like hair added an understated yet graceful finishing touch.
Adding some colour to her monochrome ensemble, Olivia Palermo made her way to an NYC birthday bash with a sizeable bunch of balloons in tow. She paired a flat shoe choice with some giant spot Banana Republic trousers.
Does Alexa Chung ever get it wrong? The British beauty got her downtime styling spot on for out an outing in New York with friends, reaching into her wardrobe for (one of her many) fabulous floral frocks. A summer style staple.
Believe it or not, this is what Taylor Swift wears to attend the gym. Though we’re not imaginging her actually working out in this mini skirt and kitten heel combo, she does definitely keep up appearances on the streets of New York (no matter where she’s headed).
Diane Agron pairs a pretty monochrome dress with a tough biker jacket to harden the look, and dons some sunglasses to keep it casual.
Jessica Alba coordinates a pastel pink coat with her bag, top and belt for a spring-ready look in Los Angeles.
Katie Holmes heads out for a spot of shopping in a cute day dress with relaxed flats.
Emma Roberts welcomes the sunshine out in LA with a tropical print dress, festival sunglasses, a slouch bag and indie roots. She’s got spring grunge sewn up.
Gwen Stefani loves a bit of Monochrome. Here she is in the two-tone style walking around LA.
Amanda Seyfried pays attention to her fine Hollywood form as she steps out in gym leggings and trainers for a stroll around the East Village with her pooch. To complete her casual look, Amanda throws on a laidback trucker shirt.
Does Jessica Alba ever get it wrong? We’re pretty sure she doesn’t. She worked this season’s coolest off-duty number – the casual jumpsuit – as she attended a birthday party with her daughter Honor Marie. We want one, stat.
If anyone can pull off a casual crop-top, it’s J.Lo. She perfects the simple look by paring the top with low-cut jeans to show off her incredibly toned abs.
Blake Lively goes incognito in New York wearing a low brim hat and all-black ensemble.
Marion Cotillard even maintains her enviable wardrobe off the red carpet. She showcases her cool, signature style in Manhattan, pairing oversized jogging bottoms with a bomber.
Miranda Kerr’s casual wardrobe just keeps getting better. She took her son for a day out in New York wearing a long spring overcoat, paired with ripped jeans and flats for that daytime chic look.
Suki Waterhouse showed us exactly how it’s done when she arrived at Heathrow airport in a purple velvet fedora, oversized blazer and some bright white sneakers. Her plane ensemble was relaxed, but still glam enough so that you’d know she’s a Brit model with a helluver boyfriend.
Sarah Jessica Parker goes all-out casual, showing us just what to wear for the ultimate dressed-down day look if we want to stay seriously stylish. Layering slouchy dungarees over a simple tee underneath her hero peach winter coat, SJP proves she’s the queen of casual cool.
Katie Holmes has clearly been taking some styling tips from the king of cool Pharrell Williams as she sports his trademark oversized hat for a walk in New York.
Kendall Jenner makes stepping out for a casual event look seriously stylish as she makes strides in some flared pink trousers.
Lea Michele’s casual looks are right up our street. Ripped boyfriend jeans paired with an oversized tee and a dressed up bright white heel, with a colour pop leather jacket to finish the look.
Poppy Delevingne works one hot spring trend out in London as she dons a cool, sports luxe bomber jacket with a mini skirt, shades and winter boots. Some expert transseasonal dressing right there.
Cara Delevingne swaps her classic black skinnies for a brighter pair of forest green drainpipes out in London. She adds her signature whack of cool by throwing on an edgy biker jacket and shades.
White jeans are about to become ‘a thing’ this season thanks to style setters such as Olivia Palermo. For those in-between weather days work them like Ms P with your trusty winter knee-cap boots and a snug coat. Just keep those killer sandals at the ready for when the sunshine makes an appearance…
Daisy Lowe sticks to an all black colour palette for her understated casual outfit at St Pancras station as the British model heads to Paris on the morning train. We love her round shades. Très chic, lady.
Rihanna hits Heathrow in an urban casual combo of stonewash denim jeans and bold hi-top trainers as she arrives in London. Ensuring she stays snug in the not-quite-spring weather, RiRi dons a cosy parker coat to shield herself from the chilly wind.
Fearne Cotton worked the ultimate transeasonal outfit as she headed into the BBC Radio 1 offices. Mixing a maxi skirt, knit and denim jacket, she looked cosy yet summery. We love.
Newly pregnant Scarlett Johansson shilded away from the paps upon arriving at LAX International Airport. The stylish starlet mixed a classic beige trench coat with simple black separates.
Rita Ora is fast-rising as one of our top casual style stars and we love the way she’s taken a very low-key outfit (jeans, trainers, hoodie and a cap) and instantly made it cool with a belted white trench coat.
Ashlee Simpson jetted in to LA wearing all of this season’s trademark off-duty pieces. From her black fedora to her ripped skinny jeans and white Converse trainers, Ashlee’s totally nailed it.
Jessica Alba nailed off-duty glamour again in this season’s favourite piece: The sweatshirt. Her print MinkPink one made her collared shirt, leather skirt and high boots outfit.
Olivia Palermo looks picture-perfect as ever in a True Religion jacket, on-trend camo print trousers and a Givenchy handbag.
Emma Stone travels in style in a coat, jeans and ankle boots with a tan leather rucksack.
Cara Delevingne wraps up warm in a khaki puffa jacket, a beanie hat, red trousers and a ‘CARA’ bag.
Mary-Kate Olsen is never one to shy away from the classic black, and this off-duty outfit she rocked in New York over the weekend is no different. She teamed an oversized cocoon coat with chic black stilettos.
Miranda Kerr looked effortlessly chic in a classic off-duty outfit of skinny jeans, a white blouse and ballet flats when she was out and about in New York.
Heidi Klum stayed snug in a slouchy tiger face jumper and ripped boyfriend-fit jeans, accessorised with ankle boots and a brown brimmed hat.
Ashley Olsen cosies up for her flight in classic black jeans, an oversized coat and loafers – and of course, her signature sunglasses.
Jessica Alba keeps warm on a trip out with her family in ankle boots, a classic lumberjack shirt and a chunky knit Christmas cardigan.
Miranda Kerr heads out and about with Flynn in a chic all-black outfit with pointed ankle boots, jeans and a classic leather jacket.
Lara Stone works a smart all-black outfit at Heathrow Airport with a blazer, ankle boots and barely-there make-up.
Alexa Chung stays warm in the London cold in signature skinny jeans and a winter coat, with statement leopard print boots.
Jessica Alba heads to the office in her impeccable off-duty style in khaki trousers, a leather jacket and a statement bag.
Miranda Kerr doesn’t let the cold detract from her style in thigh-high boots, skinny jeans and a black shirt, with a tailored coat over her shoulders.
Eva Longoria nails off-duty cool in a pair of tailored trousers, killer heels and a casual black tee.
Sarah Jessica knows how to dress for the cold in a grey fur-hooded puffa, with a grey bobble hat and trainers – and a personalised ‘SJP’ bag.
Gwen Stefani goes for comfort and style in a denim jumpsuit and a black tailored coat with black tassel detail boots.
Ashley Roberts channels the leather trend in a pencil skirt and stand-out red top.
Poppy Delevingne wraps up for winter in a posh-panelled, double-breasted coat, a rich green cosy scarf and classic denim skinnies.
Miranda Kerr travels in style, teaming her aviators with a chic navy blazer and a waist-flattering tea dress.
Olivia Palermo channels a Parisian-chic look in a striped jacket, patent brogues and a statement red handbag.
Miranda Kerr steps out in New York without little Flynn, but with a classic denim mini and Givenchy coat.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley works a classic look in New York with an oversized coat, skinny jeans and her trusty pointed boots – and make-up free complexion.
Nicola Roberts travels in style in a chic camel coat and monochrome casual outfit.
Fearne Cotton nails off-duty style again with a denim shirt, varsity jacket and boyfriend fit jeans. We particularly like her leopard print courts and sock combination.
Rita Ora opts for a characteristically quirky monochrome get-up for her trip to the BBC Studios.
Rita Ora looks sports luxe in leather trousers, a bomber jacket and a statement pink jumper.
Alessandra Ambrosio works an elegant off-duty look in a black maxi dress and oversized handbag for her trip with friends.
Lea Michele wrapped up against the New York winter in an all black outfit, looking tres chic. The actress worked a long biker style coat with boots and sunglasses.
Jennifer Connelly opts for masculine tailoring and heeled brogues for her trip out in Tribeca.
Alessandra Ambrosio makes us jelous of the LA weather in this red mini dress.
Rita Ora rocks long boots and a winter hat to keep ignito in New York City. She’s been making many a fashion statement sicne she’s been over in the states but we certainly prefer this chic autumn/winter look.
Kate Bosworth’s chic casual look is one we’ll certainly be channeling this autumn. She teams a wool overcoat with an elegant pair of nude heels.
January Jones looks right at home in jeans and trainers as she pops out for lunch in Los Feliz, as admirers look on at the star.
We’re not used to seeing Anna Dello Russo in a dressed down look but we quite admire this softer side to the fashionista.
Miranda and Orlando set the rumour mill into reverse with these pictures of a happy family walk in New York with their son. (We were more interested in her flat shoes and overcoat combination.)
Now heavily pregnant, Gwen Stefani keeps up her pregnancy style with a plaid shirt and her characteristic high head bun.
Emily Rossum opts for knitwear and long boots for her autumn look as she goes out walking in Los Angeles.
Comfortable in her autumn look, Olivia Wilde wears a khaki coat over an all black outfit for a wander through the Meat Packing District in New York.
Miranda Kerr’s jazzy trousers have won our hearts. We love her casual look so much that we’ll be picking out some metallic bottoms at the very next opportunity.
Jessica never fails to hit the off-duty nail on the head. We love this subtly coloured layered outfit – perfect inspiration for this changeable weather.
Emma Watson has well and truly shaken off anything that was left of her Hermione days as she dons an urban get up in LAX. We love the on trend sweatshirt and bomber combo.
Miranda looks as glamorous and sexy getting out of a car as we can manage ever. We love this smart casual combination of jeans and knee-high boots.
The Olsen twins dress in their signature head-to-toe black for a dramatic and chic dinner outfit. We love the sock and court combo, bringing them into autumn.
Alessandra dons edgy leather trousers and a logo tee to pick up juice. We love the contrasting point toe pumps.
Kooky Rita doesn’t disappoint in New York with some statement hair colours and some slouchy dungarees teamed with platform plimpsolls.
Eva makes us miss summer in her LA-friendly white sleeveless top and polka dot palazzo pants. Oh, the days we left our coats at home…
Nicole looks effortlessly glamorous in a black jumpsuit, white courts and a leopard print bag. A very on-trend, off-duty outfit.
Blogger Ella nails clashing prints with this a-line skirt and tiger print top.
Olivia looks as polished as ever, and she’s only out walking her dog! We love this heavy knit jumper and understated stripey trousers, teamed with some patent brogues. Très chic.
Model Karlie shows off her never-ending pins in New York in a barely-there mini skirt and embroidered top. It’s making us cold (or, jelous) just looking at her!
Fearne has totally nailed off-duty style, though it’s fun to see how her outfits change with the temperature. We love (and want) this shearling coat! Think how it would transform the early morning commute…
Jessica’s casual style motto is: ‘If it ain’t black, don’t wear it’. Well, it isn’t but it could be. Often donned head-to-toe in the classic colour, she looks casual yet elegant.
Lisa has nailed ‘dressed-down in London’. With the classic off-duty t-shirt and leather jacket, the printed trousers finish off a simple outfit, and take it from standard to exciting.
Nicole is never one to shy away from an eye-catching outfit. Even when travelling, she opts for an Aztec-print jumpsuit and knee-high gladiator sandals.
How good are Katie’s legs? The 34-year-old looks smoking hot in this tiny mini and casual khaki overcoat.
Unsurprisingly, Kate has nailed another outfit occasion. The palazzo pant, t-shirt and blazer combo is perfect for dinner at Lou Lou’s where she dined with Jamie.
We know, we know… Alessandra looks great in everything, but we particularly like this seasonal change into her autumnal wardrobe. This tiger sweatshirt, coloured jeans and wedge trainers is low-maintenence and fun.
Nicole’s white crop top and pencil skirt outfit is the perfect mixure of smart, sexy and casual. We love the colour pop red shoes which give it some character.
Model Helena looks casual and comfortable while taking a stroll in New York in classic Breton-striped top and loafers, with colour pop jeans.
Diane Kruger is the epitomy of casual chic in New York in a black blazer, purple trousers and pointy pumps.
Heidi Klum is bang on trend at LA Airport in a matching camo-print tracksuit and leather jacket. Tres chic.
Never one for a boring outfit, Rita heads to a meeting in a matching suit and sandals from the Opening Ceremony x Adidas collection, and statement sunglasses.
Jessie J goes for an autumnal look in a heeled ankle boot and berry-red bomber.
Hello autumn! Drew Barrymore has gone all out AW13 in a cape and ankle boots. Her September look may be a little premature but we can’t wait to try it.
Jessica Alba’s day time looks are very varied – this girlie number with a light knit over a summer midi gives Jessica a relaxed look for a day out in Los Angeles.
Off the catwalk, Cara Delevingne still oozes fashion. Her go-to casual look is grunge/rock inspired, often choosing a beanie hat, bomber jackets and leggings.
Who else would we look to for ‘How to wear dungarees‘ advice? Though we may be opting for long-leg dungarees for the winter, Alexa teaches us to keep it simple with dungarees, as she wears a statement necklace and sweet pussybow shoes.
After clocking off from Fashion Week, Jourdan Dunn wears the print of the season, tartan, and mixes it with a leather skirt and cap for a punk look.
Soaking up the LA sunshine, Gwen Stefani looks ever the yummy mummy in a matching coloured leopard print peplum top and trousers. We do love a bit of matchy matchy.