Former Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington Whiteley has long been showing us how to dress with her killer ensembles. From boho-esque casual to full-blown red carpet glam, Rosie knows how to dress just right for the occasion. This Devon belle often brings her style back to her roots with easy-to-wear pieces, thrown-on ankle booties, and country chic outfits. She really can pull off anything. She loves the clean lines of Alexander Wang, her go-to designer for everyday wear, and she also nails edgier pieces from the likes of Burberry, Chloe, and Acne, making perfect fashion statements at the many events she attends. With a longstanding career in modelling, a talent for acting, her M&S lingerie and make-up empire, and her obvious eye for fashion, is there anything Rosie can’t do?
We’ve put together some of Rosie’s best looks; from her casual street style to her sleek chic outfits. Keep reading to see an entire fashion spectrum worn by Rosie herself, and how you might be able to take inspiration and steal her looks for yourself.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELEY – CASUAL STREET STYLE
If we can take anything from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s many effortless looks, it would be her flare for girl-next-door style simplicity. Rosie blends iconic British fashion with the laid-back fabrics necessary for the warm LA weather (where Rosie has a home with fiancé Jason Statham), earning herself the reputation of style chameleon.
For those off-duty days, Rosie keeps it styled down by wearing comfy easy-to-wear pieces. Boho is one of her favourite fashion vibes; take inspiration from Rosie’s shorts and boots combo by pairing white distressed hotpants with low-heeled ankle boots that have a slight cowboy look. The subtle mocha hue of the boots is ideal paired with white to ensure that the colours are soft and wearable for summer. For the top she opts for a loose fitting and flirty style to balance out the more revealing silhouette and bare legs. By choosing soft blue denim, Rosie shows us how to wear the double denim trend with ease by simply contrasting the colours of the two denim pieces. To complete this laid-back look, pair a straw bucket bag and a pair of sunnies and you’ll be ready to step out for a day of shopping in the summer sunshine.
Rosie also shows us how the simplest of outfits can still look fresh and chic if styled right. Take the classic jean and tee combo: here Rosie opts for khaki green cropped skinnies and a white fitted t-shirt to give a sleeker silhouette. The T-bar strap sandals in silver crystals add that extra pop to an everyday outfit and make this the perfect throw-on go-to look that still looks polished and put together.
For a more romantic casual look, follow in Rosie’s footsteps with this flowing silk skirt and top. The luxe silk paired with the crisp yet soft white and pale jade green colouring gives this outfit a dreamy look, but Rosie perfectly accessorises this outfit with a double tan belt to cinch in the waist, matching pumps, and a fierce clashing red tote to add a rocker edge to an otherwise ethereal look.
To truly channel Rosie’s off-duty style, opt for a white shift mini dress like the one above and pair with block lace up tan booties. This combination oozes effortless chic and looks best paired with perfectly tanned pins and statement round sunnies. Belt loosely around the hips for a seriously cool vibe and add in an optional statement clutch to take this look from daytime errand to dinner date.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELEY – DAY STYLE
Make heels work for daytime by channelling Rosie’s casual chic outfits that strike a perfect balance between being under-dressed and over-dressed.
Team a mid-length skirt with a basic sleeveless crop top to keep the look sporty and balance out the formality of the heels. By choosing a summery print like Rosie’s, this look can be worn easily out and about during the day. Opt for strappy heels instead of closed toe shoes to keep the outfit fresh and relaxed, and complete the look with a classic cat eye pair of sunglasses and a shoulder bag for those daytime essentials.
Rosie also shows us how to dress up a pair of ripped jeans and a white tee by pairing it with some sharp pointed heels and a satin bomber in a matching colour. Again, keep the shoes and jacket neutral for a during-the-day winning look.
When the weather is slightly colder, take inspiration from Rosie and bring out the leather trousers and camel coat… practical and super cool. Rosie swears by leather trousers and heeled ankle boots, and we think she’s onto something. Although her mile long model legs play a part, wearing black skinny trousers with heeled boots will elongate your leg as the ankle boot creates a seamless transition to the tip of the toe, and the added height will give you the Rosie confidence as you strut down the street. Keep this look daytime appropriate with a cosy knit and big tote bag (with optional personal umbrella carrier).
Rosie debuts another effortless everyday look that oozes cool chic in relaxed boyfriend jeans and simple nude heels. This outfit requires very few pieces and all you need to do to complete the look is throw on a slightly cropped white tee, a black box shoulder bag, and a pair of statement sunglasses – you’ll be the envy of everyone you cross paths with that day.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELEY – EVENING STYLE
For evening inspiration, look no further than Rosie’s head to toe black outfits, cool statement pieces, and whimsical dresses that will work for any dress code.
Learn from Rosie and take your bomber from day to night by opting for a metallic pattern print. Pair with black skinny jeans and black heeled boots for a casual evening event and keep it simple on top with a round neck t-shirt.
We adore this next Rosie look for night time outings: nothing says cool and confident like an all black outfit. Here Rosie nails 6 trends in one; the knee-high boot, the leather trousers, the sheer top, the velvet choker, the red lip, and the draped midi coat. Go for high waisted leather skinnies to show off your figure and make your legs look endless. Don’t be afraid to try this daring look; the key to success here is to keep the rest of the make-up simple and walk with killer confidence.
If the bomber jacket isn’t for you, then do as Rosie does and pair leather or black trousers with a smart blazer or structured jacket. This outfit is kept on trend with the coloured print top peeping from underneath and the high neck creates a sleek silhouette. Make your shoes stand out by opting for grey suede heels over black, and choose a clutch to be carried at your side.
For those date nights that require a slightly dressier ensemble, follow in Rosie’s footsteps and step into a long slip dress: the epitome of sexy sophistication. Be sure to choose a slip dress that can be cinched in at the waist in order to avoid swamping your figure with fabric. Accessorise with simple pieces like a complimentary clutch and sandal heels for a look that will turn heads…and for all the right reasons.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELEY – AIRPORT STYLE
For the majority of us, when we think airport we forget about style and go solely for comfort. Not Rosie. Some of her chicest looks are born out of travel. For us mere mortals, our airport style need not be this polished so instead take inspiration from these outfits and wear them for dates during the day or evening.
Rosie shows us how to pull off an all white suit during the day by opting for cropped trousers and a relaxed fit blazer for a more laid-back vibe. Compliment the suit with a subtle nude cami underneath and barely there nude heels. You could wear this look for a lunch date, business meeting, or even drinks with friends; just be prepared for people to wish they were as cool as you.
Again, an all black outfit oozes effortless glamour and here Rosie shows us a softer version by ditching the leather trousers for black skinny jeans and belting a boyfriend blazer instead of a long coat. Carry a large black tote to complete the look.
An obvious fan of the bomber jacket, experiment with colour like Rosie and choose a khaki hue to mix with greys and black. Add an extra sparkle with a statement choker and cat eye sunnies, and make black jeans and boots work for the day by opting for a subtle peep toe. A great way to tone down an all black outfit is to throw on a long satin coat. This pale blush colour softens the otherwise fierce look and adds a romantic vibe to the outfit. Channel Rosie’s polished looks by wearing your hair in a sleek low bun and minimal make up. All four of these looks will work perfectly for multiple occasions; just choose what works for you.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELEY – RED CARPET STYLE
Some of Rosie’s best looks occur when she steps onto the red carpet. Her looks are the definition of timeless elegance with a fashion forward twist. Upcoming event? Take inspiration from these show stopping looks.
Let Rosie be your fashion muse here as she shows us how to pull off a bold trouser suit for a ball gown event. Opt for a striking block hue like scarlet red, clean white, or deep blue and keep the shirt and shoes sleek and strappy in a contrasting cool neutral colour like black, grey, or white.
At THEN AND NOW, our all time favourite red carpet Rosie Huntington Whiteley look is this stunning silver satin gown she wore to the AMFRA’s Against AIDs Gala in 2016. The dress speaks for itself in this dazzling satin fabric that reflects the light beautifully and accentuates the Swarovski crystal corset – this really is the ultimate showstopper. Like Rosie, pair this type of dress with matching drop earrings, statement sparkling bracelet, and silver clutch. The subtle sheer panelling on the tail of the dress adds a flash of sex appeal, creating a bombshell look.
Again, Rosie Huntington Whiteley dons a fierce suit combo at the LFW2016 Burberry Show. For an even more daring look, channel Rosie’s risqué flare and mid length blazer combo and pair with a crisp white shirt. Complete the look with shoulder length bedhead hair and a box bag carried coolly at the side.
If you have a black tie event coming up soon and are looking for something slightly softer as inspiration, steal Rosie’s pastel lilac look by opting for a figure hugging gown in a dusty shade; the sheer illusion neckline draws the eye towards the delicate detailing of the bodice, and the clever cut out shape accentuates the waist. Less is more when it comes to accessorising such a gown so stick to timeless jewellery and a classic clutch.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley makes fashion and style seem like an inherent skill. It’s not always as simple as throwing on an outfit and walking out the door looking effortlessly chic: it takes time and thought. So here are Rosie’s 3 style tips that she swears by on a bad fashion day… yes, even Rosie Huntington Whiteley has them!
Tip 1 – You can never go wrong with an all black ensemble. For daytime: pair black skinnies with a black tee and sunglasses. For night: opt for black leather trousers, black knee high boots, and a black sheer shirt.
Tip 2 – Confidence. Throw on a pair of heels with any outfit and you’ll feel ready to take on the world.
Tip 3 – Ring Stacking. Rosie Huntington Whiteley loves to stack and play with ring combos as it gives any outfit a cool edge.
We’ve put together some Rosie inspired outfits to take you from day to night and from casual to glamour. Shop these looks now at THEN AND NOW!
Steal Rosie’s causal off-duty wear with this ETSI tie dress and HOSS INTROPIA’s waist belt.
Rosie loves pairing mini dresses with flat ankle boots for a more laid-back vibe and the MYBLUCHERS leopard print leo boots are to die for.
Etsi – Corset-Tie Dress THEN: £60.00 NOW: £30.00
Hoss Intropia – Thick Waist Belt THEN: £99.00 NOW: £59.40
OR take inspiration from Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s chic daytime wear for the perfect lunch date option in a figure flattering midi skirt, simple tank top, and heels.
Etsi – Vanilla Crop Top THEN: £40.00 NOW: £20.00
Jasper Garvida – Zen Skirt THEN: £216.00 NOW: £108.00
De Siena – Cersei Mules Sandals in White THEN: £325.00 NOW: £227.50
Kim Kwang – Olga Bag in White £480.00
OR channel Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s classic leather trouser and bootie combo with KIM KWANG’s fierce stiletto ankle boots. Throw on a statement jacket to really nail Rosie’s luxe evening vibe.
A-line – Jersey blouse with Lace in Black THEN: £149.00 NOW: £59.60
Hoss Intropia – Faux Leather Leggings THEN: £92.00 NOW: £55.20
Hoss Intropia – Embroidered Blazer Sequins and Lurex THEN: £315.00 NOW: £189.00
Kim Kwang – Baby Calf Leather Ankle Boots THEN: £680.00 NOW: £476.00
Freedom of Animals – Melia Lia in White THEN: £320.00 NOW: £224.00
If you want to dazzle like Rosie Huntington Whiteley does on the red carpet, we have some breathtaking gowns available now at THEN AND NOW! Katharine Harrison and Morella Sassoon offer intricate and delicately crafted evening dresses to make you feel like a million dollars. Rosie Huntington Whiteley perfects the ‘show stopper gown’ by opting for a dress with a luxury silk fabric like the Midnight Oil Evening Dress or a dress with sheer applique or beaded detailing like the Chiffon Night Hawk Dress or Nicole Beaded Gown.
We hope you love Rosie’s looks as much as we do! Tag us @thenandnowshop in your own #OOTD photos and show us how you’ve channelled Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s unbeatable style.