When you think of Karlie Kloss, the words high fashion model, jetsetter, or glamour icon may come to mind. While she’s all of these things, she’s also down-to-earth, true to her St. Louis roots, and loves hitting up her hometown frozen custard joint. When Karlie began working on her collection with Express last year, she wanted to design for the real women in her own life such as her sisters and friends. Retro maxi dresses, embellished bomber jackets, a high-waisted trouser: these pieces resemble items in her own wardrobe, which are highly wearable staples for a busy life. There is something for everyone in the Karlie Kloss Express collection. Whether you are a bold fashionista who loves color and print, or a minimalist who prefers pairing neutrals together, you will find something flattering for your shape and style.
One of the things I love about this collection is the versatility. There are 17 items, which can be mixed and matched over 100 ways. Karlie describes her own style as chic and timeless with a bit of an edge. I’d say this collection captures that perfectly. The pieces can be dressed up or down, worn at work, or even out and about with your girlfriends. If you watched the Karlie Kloss Express runway show last week, you’ll notice that the collection flatters a variety of heights and sizes. The show demonstrates just how well the designs work for everyday women.
How to Style the Karlie Kloss Express Collection
A boxy jacket over a maxi is the perfect contrast between sporty and romantic. Easily take this look from day to night by ditching the jacket. Work those dainty details such as the ribbon tied sleeves, high slit, and cut-out panels in the back.
Satin baseball caps are anything but ordinary. Add them to any look for an elegant take on the classic athletic accessory.
Reversible jackets give you double the style, double the fun. And with all of the whimsical embroidery and embellishments, everyone will do a double take to absorb each detail.
Karlie lives in her sneakers. Try pairing yours with everything from cropped jeans to flowing maxi dresses to mimic her off-duty style.
Other items in the Karlie Kloss Express collection include a leather crop top and mini skirt set, empowering statement t-shirts, going-out tops, boss lady pantsuits, and adorable pins to dress up any look. Karlie’s favorite piece happens to be a high-waisted trouser with a wide leg. She likes to pair hers with a simple t-shirt for chic, effortless style.
At the end of the day, Karlie set out to create a collection that empowers women, makes them feel good, and keeps up with the girl on-the-go. I’d say she hit the mark.
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This post was created in collaboration with Express and also appeared on Express.com. All opinions are my own. Read it here.