It Girl extraordinaire Care Delevingne is having a birthday! The oh-so-fabulous model turns 22 on August 12th, and she's already way more famous than most of us will ever be. So famous, in fact, that she can sleep through a Vogue interview and still wind up on the cover of British Vogue 's September issue a few months later.
What is it about Delevingne that's so bewitching? Might it be her penchant for making (and documenting via Instagram) hilarious faces? Her ability to smolder on camera? Her blatant hatred for her own modeling career? I'm going to argue that none of these things are the true key to Delevingne's success. What is it then? Her t-shirts! Girl has major t-shirt game.
Have you ever seen a model with such laid back off-duty style? Delevingne's street looks often exude an air of "I threw on the first clean thing I found" in a way that only really works for top models and insouciant teenage boys. And she always looks killer. What could be more timeless than a t-shirt and a pair of kicks? It could be 1999 or 2025 and Cara would always look modern. That's part of her charm.
15. Printed Tee and White Shorts
The hat and the shirt are on-point, but the saggy white shorts kill the mood.
14. Matching Set
Very trendy, but not quite unexpected enough to top the list.
13. With Quirky Sunnies
Love the juxtaposition between Delevingne and her bikini-clad companion here.
12. Layered Up
Adorable multi-texture layering with a black tee, flannel, and studded jacket.
11. Kiss and DVF
The Kiss shirt is a bit predictable, but DVF always makes for the best accessory.
9. Raccoon Eyes
This would be higher up on the list if it wasn't so terrifying.
8. Bart Simpson
Not sure if this counts as a t-shirt but come on — Bart Simpson!
7. Cute as F*ck
The red lipstick and classy trousers are strange bedfellows with this raunchy tee but somehow it works.
5. Stating the Obvious
Just ask Plum Sykes.
4. Mirrored Sunnies with Chanel
Love the colored fabric (presumably leftover from Chanel's supermarket-themed runway show) trailing throughout her ponytail.
The most badass logo tee around.
Fashion royalty wearing fashion royalty.
1. Get Your Brown On
Do I need to explain this one?