“The best style advice my mom has given me is less is more,” Kaia Gerber tells Vogue on the set of 7 Days 7 Looks. “My mom always referenced very classic looks, so I get that from her.” Gerber has very clearly embraced her supermodel mother’s advice; her style is quite sophisticated for her mere 19 years. Gerber’s wardrobe is an amalgam of polished and elegant investment pieces like woolen blazers and simple essentials rooted in comfort, like tailored denim and sleek walkable boots. Throughout the video, Gerber makes it clear that the most important thing in an outfit is comfortability: “Especially after this year, I spent so many days on end in sweatpants…I am not about to wear anything uncomfortable again in my life.” This sentiment rings true in all of Gerber’s outfits—there’s a polished nonchalance to her style. She’s elegant, comfortable, and utilitarian all at once. The viewer will also see Gerber wax poetic on boots; she wears them every day but one and admits to even liking the word boots. “Boots,” she says slowly, taking in the sound.
On Monday, Gerber shows us her go-to outfit that consists of jeans and a blazer. “I think my closet is literally just different versions of this outfit. I don’t think I own anything else other than jeans and blazers.” The model wears a longline pinstripe Paco Rabanne blazer (“I like it because it’s a little bit longer, so you kind of get a trench coat feel”) with a pair of classic blue jeans by Celine (“I love the fit of them”). She also wears a low-heel Paco Rabanne boot, Paco Rabanne sunglasses, and an Omega watch “because I do not want to run late,” the model quips.
For Tuesday’s look, Gerber demonstrates how to dress up for a night out with friends while still prioritizing comfort. “I actually lied when I said I only wear jeans and blazers,” she says in a silky printed Khaite top that’s “a little bit witchy and ’70s and very cool and comfortable,” paired with a pair of Galvan flare pants and a Celine bag with gold hardware. “I like to get the vibe from my friends because you don’t want to show up in sweatpants when everyone else is having a fun, dressed-up night, so you always kind of feel it out. Is it sneakers? Or are we going for it? And this is probably an in-between I would say.”
On Wednesday, Gerber shares style secrets she’s learned from her mother, Cindy Crawford. Aside from “less is more,” Gerber recounts how her mother also let her make fashion mistakes, “which I appreciate a lot,” she says. “I think the biggest mistake I made was trying to dress up a lot when I was off duty. When I first started modeling, I was wearing heels all the time and full looks. That lasted one season.” Crawford also gave her daughter “staple pieces to have, to travel with, that you can interchange.” The model’s wardrobe is reflective of this principle. Gerber’s pieces feel less like statement items bought to be worn once; instead, she has assembled a wardrobe that serves as a capsule collection in which everything can be worn together. In that vein, Wednesday’s ensemble features the same black Galvan flare trousers from Tuesday’s going-out-look, this time paired with a knit Galvan bra top, flat Celine Chelsea boots, a leather blazer from Nanushka, and a pair of classic sunglasses. “I feel like my mom used to always wear this shape, and the one thing I stole from her very young was her sunglasses,” Gerber says.
“This is a good date look,” Gerber says about Thursday’s outfit, which consists of her tried-and-true Celine jeans and Paco Rabanne boots (which she calls her safety blanket), paired with a strapless knit top and leather jacket by Khaite. “I want you to know a little bit about me,” she says of her date-night look. “I’m cool. I’m down with anything. I’m wearing a leather jacket,” she says. “But you have the cute feminine top which adds a girly element and then jeans [because] if you want to take me on an adventure after this, I’m not going to be like, ‘Oh, no, I can’t because I’m wearing a skirt,’” she says. “Yes, I will go hike up a mountain with you, even in my Paco heels.”
Saturday, Gerber shares “the most realistic outfit” of her entire week—a workout look equipped for pilates that consists of a matching workout set, leg warmers, and a fleece jacket from Free People that Gerber owns in multiple colors. She accessorizes with sunglasses, a bag equipped with matching hand sanitizer, and Ugg boots because “growing up in Malibu I only wore Uggs…It’s your beach shoe, it’s your walk shoe, you wear them to school.”
Lastly, Gerber caps out the weekend in a going-out look for when the world opens back up. Gerber selects a short white puff-sleeve dress by Dôen and a pair of knee-high boots by By Far that she has wanted to wear all of 2020 and didn’t get the chance. “So,” she says, ”I don’t care if it is 100 degrees out. I am wearing my high boots with my summer dress. Maybe I am going to the farmers market, maybe I am taking my dog for a walk, maybe I am having lunch…who knows. This is a very versatile outfit.” The excitement in Gerber’s voice is palpable as she talks about getting dressed to reemerge again, a sentiment easily shared by all.