If you’re an avid follower of Emily Ratajkowski’s Instagram account, then you know her style often consists of stellar bikini and one-piece looks (hey, if you’ve got it). But outside of holidaying, EmRata has some incredible outfits that are always bang on trend. Whether that’s trying a yellow dress, a gingham skirt, or an off-the-shoulder top, she’s always dedicated to showcasing the coolest and most wearable pieces around right now.
The key component for making everything look great is that nothing she wears is ever overly fussy—whether that’s her clothes, her hair, or her makeup. As a result, we’ve admired many an outfit of hers, whether that’s on the red carpet or just out and about in L.A. Adding to this is Ratajkowski’s sartorial trump card, which is that she knows what suits her figure and isn’t afraid to use that power to her fashion advantage. Keep scrolling, and click through our gallery to uncover the secrets of Emily Ratajkowski’s style.
If you’re hesitant to try the bike-shorts trend, copy Ratajkowski and balance the skintight shorts with a laid-back, oversize jacket (bonus points if it looks like it could have been borrowed from your grandpa). A neon T-shirt and chunky dad sneakers make for a trifecta of trends in one outfit. Did you expect anything less from EmRata?
On Emily Ratajkowski: Fila sneakers
Hoodie and Leggings
There’s no shame in going to the airport in the easiest outfit combo imaginable: a hoodie, leggings, and classic white sneakers. Comfort is key, folks.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Kith leggings; Adidas sneakers
Combining a studded suede jacket with a maroon pair of trousers, she tops it off with the embroidered mules that we’ve seen all over Instagram.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Alberta Ferretti mules
Of all the biggest trends we’ve seen Ratajkowski wear, the geek-chic glasses look is one she’s particularly fond of.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Jason Wu
A two-piece? Check. In Millennial Pink? Check. Plus a pair of barely there sandals? Check, check, check.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Altuzarra suit
While this trend has been going on for some time now (it was massive in 2016, as well as this year), Ratajkowski knows how to coordinate this accessory with the rest of her outfit. By keeping it in black, she matches her top and boots. Add a touch of color with your bag.
Ah, the gingham trend. What were our summer wardrobes before this came into our lives? Here, during New York Fashion Week in February, Ratajkowski was ahead of the curve by wearing a checked skirt.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Michael Kors skirt
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about fashion over the past year or so, it’s that the striped shirt is a good look, whatever form it comes in. Whether that’s a classic button-down or a deconstructed version, such as this one on Ratajkowski, it will make any outfit super chic.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Monse Off-the-Shoulder Wrap-Effect Striped Silk-Twill Top (£528) and trousers
Despite the plethora of street style shots of stylish women in robes over jeans, we’re still massively enjoying this trend. Do what Ratajkowski does and make a statement by wearing a graphic tee underneath.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Jonathan Simkhai Feminist AF T-Shirt (£73)
Underwear as Outerwear
Underwear can definitely be outerwear in Ratajkowski’s world. This ensemble is a chic bodysuit under a skirt, paired with hold-ups and open-toe sandals. It shouldn’t work, but the strict use of thick black fabric means it does.
On Emily Ratajkowski: DKNY
The Yellow Dress
Anyone who’s a fan of La La Land knows why the yellow dress became such a big trend. Here, at the Valentino show, EmRata proves just how romantic a hue it can be.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Valentino dress
Matching co-ords are a great alternative to dresses, but the khaki color and culottes make this much cooler than your average, meaning she can ditch accessories altogether.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Solace London
Yes, she loves an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini, but sometimes more coverage does equal more fashion brownie points (especially in red).
We fell out of love with the printed dress for a while, such was our dedication to the minimal look, but thanks to brands such as Rixo, we’re firmly for over-the-top bold frocks.
The Naked Dress
The naked dress trend isn’t going away anytime soon, and this was a great way to do the look without being too naked.
If you want to dress down a cute playsuit or short dress, opt for a pair of flat black boots and a Western-inspired belt. Just don’t forget the Gucci bag.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Gucci bag
Try switching up your go-to black leggings for a pair of biker shorts—ab-baring cropped sweatshirt optional.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Kith shorts