Social media’s favorite couple, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, know a thing or two about personal style. And while they may look sharp on the red carpet, it’s their day-to-day style — shared on Instagram, of course — that catches our eye the most.
From trends to style tips, we share seven fashion lessons we learned from the model and music legend’s Instagram accounts, ahead.
1. Don’t be afraid of a little (or a lot of) pattern
If you take a look at Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram style, you’ll notice many of the looks involve some sort of pattern. While some are more outrageous than others (like a plaid mini skirt with matching thigh-high plaid boots), Teigen’s love of patterns speaks to us — and our closets. Instead of playing it safe with basics, take a lesson from Teigen’s styling techniques and have fun with patterns.
2. Keep it interesting with a mix of fabrics
It’s no secret that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend like to have fun with their fashion. Case in point: The suit Legend wore for this Instagram photo op. We love the mix of fabrics (that breast pocket is suede) and how he tied the look together with a fun patterned dress shirt.
3. You don’t have to be an athlete to rock a tracksuit
Think you have to be into sports to rock a killer tracksuit? Think again! Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to share her sporty side in this red A.L.C. tracksuit. Paired with ultra fashionable lace up sneakers, the model looks ultra chic (and comfortable!).
4. Mix and match
While performing at the O2 in London, Legend decided to spice up his all black look with a shimmering jacquard jacket. We love the way the music legend plays mix and match to make a statement.
5. There’s nothing wrong with outfit repeating
Speaking of his jacquard jacket, Legend has the pants to match. And he wore both while performing in Lisbon on his Darkness and Light tour. While it may not be the exact same outfit as his London performance, it goes to show that outfit repeating is not a sin in the Legend-Teigen household.
6. More is more
Whether it’s her personality or her wardrobe, one thing’s for certain: When it comes to Chrissy Teigen, more is more. While on a trip to Venice, Italy, the model and TV personality posed in a tropical jumpsuit, a matching vibrant green turban, and large hoops. While it may have taken her less than 10 minutes to get ready, we think the mix of bright colors and patterns it a true testament to her personal style mantras.
7. Don’t take yourself (or your style) too seriously
If there’s one thing John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are always down for, it’s a good time. Especially when it comes to their fashion choices. While it may have been a joke, the Kentucky Fried Chicken onesies they posed in for an Instagram photo op emulate the way their fun, playful personalities have a major influence on their wardrobes.
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