Candice Swanepoel’s Best Off Duty Style Moments

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by Katie Rosseinsky |

She's best known for wearing dramatic lingerie and angel wings for her day job as a Victoria's Secret model, but when Candice Swanepoel is off the runway, her day-to-day look is much more laid back: think breezy layering, effortlessly distressed denim, and plenty of monochrome. It's a simple fashion formula that has made the South African supermodel a favourite on the street style circuit. As Candice turns 28, we break down the blueprint to her signature off-duty look.

Impeccable airport style

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Candice Swanepoel airport style ©Getty Images

While the rest of us mere mortals tend to rock up to Gatwick wearing either the comfiest, cosiest items from the bottom of our wardrobe (regardless of the aesthetic) or attempting to get round the baggage allowance by channelling Joey from Friends and wearing everything at once, it goes without saying that supermodels do it better. Just like her former Victoria's Secret colleague Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice is a master when it comes to dressing for arrivals and depatures. White separates are a fresh option (though watch out for rogue airline food...), and like any seasoned traveller, the model tends to opt for lightweight layers to beat the changing temperature.

Denim

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Candice Swanepoel denim ©Getty Images

Denim doesn't have to be dull, and Candice's style file is a masterclass in the many ways you can bring new life to a fashion staple. Distressed jeans or cut-off shorts in a light wash are an off-duty failsafe for the model, typically teamed with a baggy knit jumper or crop top. She's readily embraced the double denim trend, too.

White outfit, tan accessories

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Candice Swanepoel white outfits ©Getty Images

Once you've found a fashion formula that works, why mess with it? Off the catwalk, Candice lives up to her angel namesake in a series of all-white ensembles, off-set with low-key accessories in shades of tan and beige. It's a look that can be taken from summer through to winter - for the colder months, she swaps in a cosy knit dress or layers with a low-key coat. Just try not to think of the dry cleaning bills...

Bohemian maternity style

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Candice Swanepoel maternity style ©Getty Images / Rex Features

While expecting her first child (a son named Anacã with her fiancé Hermann Nicoli), Candice demonstrated that maternity dressing doesn't have to mean forgoing your signature style. Instead, the model channelled her inner bohemian in a series of '70s-referencing printed maxi dresses - and showed off her baby bump in a co-ordinating smocked crop top and maxi skirt.

The classic biker jacket

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Candice swanepoel leather jacket ©Getty Images

Nothing screams 'off duty model' like a nonchalantly-worn leather jacket, so it's no surprise that Candice's biker is a mainstay of her 'civilian' wardrobe, whether layered over a dress or doubled-up with leather leggings.

Check out Candice's best off-duty looks in the gallery below

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Wearing an all-black ensemble with dramatically winged sleeves for a Victoria's Secret book launch, photographed with fellow Angel Lily Aldridge.

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A dreamy backless number for the Diane von Furstenberg runway show.

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A powder blue lace dress and angelic halo braid for the CFDA Awards in New York.

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Of course Candice's maternity style was flawless. Here, she wears a loose maxi dress with an understated floral print.

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Candice wears a structured print dress for a Narciso Rodriguez

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An Angel all in white... We're huge fans of Candice's optimistic airport outfit (but just imagine the dry cleaning bill...)

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Candice puts a new spin on double denim for the Michael Kors runway show.

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Candice ups the ante for the evening in this shimmering slip dress, cinched in at the waist with a tan leather belt.

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Another brilliantly boho maternity dress for Candice: this time, a tiered maxi style with off-shoulder detailing.

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Wearing a cosy knit dress and knee-high suede boots, Candice tries out 'lampshading' - the street style trend that plays with proportions.

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For a glamorous day time look, Candice throws a leather biker over her black velvet wrap dress.

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Photographed in New York, Candice wears a Clueless-esque cropped jumper in fluffy pink with tapered 7/8 jeans in a light blue wash.

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Candice wears a chic bodycon dress (complete with ab-baring cut-out, because she's a Victoria's Secret Angel) in white, layered under a long-line beige coat.

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Proving she can make even a beanie hat look stylish, Candice layers up for winter in New York.

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Candice makes double (or is that triple) leather look easy at New York Fashion Week.

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Distressed denim + monochrome separates + statement sunglasses = Candice's failsafe style formula.

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No one does athleisure like the Victoria's Secret gang, and we wish we looked half as put together as Candice does en route to a workout.

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Monochrome certainly works for the Victoria's Secret Angel. Here, Candice wears a structured jacket-dress for Dior's menswear show.

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Wearing a boho two piece while pregnant with her first child.

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