With a wardrobe overflowing with Off-White X Levi’s jeans, retro Nike trainers, Dior bags, Roberi & Fraud sunglasses, and an armoury of abbreviated tops, a study of the Bella Hadid style file reveals the September issue Vogue Arabia cover star‘s penchant for mixing streetwear and premium labels in one look. Be it an unexpected plaid summer suit or a hot orange Giambattista Valli gown, Hadid knows how to hit a fashion homerun without complying to the sartorial rule book.
This A-lister has mastered the art of dressing to suit her mood and most importantly, her personality. The fashion desk traces back over the last few months of Hadid’s wardrobe to decode her 2017 style vibes and take cues from the Vogue cover girl on which trends are worth keeping for 2018.
#1: Mix Premium Streetwear with High-End Staples
The Look: Baggy, low-slung jeans are officially back thanks to the Spring 2017 Balenciaga and Off-White X Levi’s collections. Bella Hadid wears hers rolled-up with high-top Nike Cortez sneakers. In an interview with Vogue.me, Bella delivered her style tips on how to style the Cortez sneaker: “Have fun with it. Get your Cortez dirty – live in it, go out, dance, play.”
Go-To Brands: Balenciaga’s Rockabilly wide-leg jeans are a premium must-have for activating this look.
#2: Say “Check Mate” to Prints
The Look: Printed denim is a core trend for the Hadid sister act, Bella and Gigi. When Bella wants to take a fashion vacation from silky slip dresses, she turns to quirky denim two-pieces and statement jeans for 24-7 glamour. Simply swap-out the sneakers for heels but keep the sunglasses on, even when the sun goes down.
Go-To Brands: Schutz shoes are firm favorites for Hadid. In her denim wardrobe, the star opts for Levi’s, Citizens of Humanity, and Marcelo Burlon County Milan.
#3: Boost Basic Wardrobe Staples with Accessories
The Look: A simple white tank top and a pair of Citizens of Humanity white jeans get the supermodel touch thanks to Hadid’s go-to bag and rose-tinted sunglasses.
Go-To Brands: For pristine white jeans try J Brand, Frame, L’Agence, and Rejina Pyo. Simply add your trusty leather shoulder bag emblazoned with gold branding to channel Hadid’s summer vibe.
#4: Boldly Mix Feminine Colors for Events
The Look: Blending soft pink and a snowy-colored fur with a satin Bordeaux belt, Hadid strikes a confident evening look in one zero-effort swoop. Red lipstick optional.
Go-To Brands: For the perfect satin slip dress try Fleur Du Mal, Topshop Unique, Bassike, or Lanvin.
#5: Sunglasses Are For All Hours
The Look: Hadid wears her eyewear around the clock. With frames neatly placed below the eye line and teetering on the bridge of the nose, the model can smoulder to the cameras without losing rock star appeal.
#6: Chokers Are Still On-Point
The Look: The red carpet and street style staple for Hadid is still the choker necklace. Be it a thick band of diamonds or a velvet slip of fabric, the star likes to top off her apparel with a so-90s necklace to balance out plunging necklines and asymmetric tailoring.
Go-To Brands: Chopard, Jennifer Fisher, Cartier, and de Grisogono.
#7: Cats-Eyes are Keepers
The Look: A little bit Parisienne, Hadid swaps beret for hoodie, classic camel trench for houndstooth coat, and a pair of dainty sunglasses for high-wattage, glamorous cat-eye shades.
Go-To Brands: MaxMara Eyewear, Monster, and Tom Ford.
#8: Just Say Yes to Yellow
The Look: Wearing a silk Fendi dress in a striking yellow hue, Hadid completes her timeless look with high-jewelry from Bulgari. The style take-home? Too much is never enough, so wear the belt, earrings, and the necklace.
Go-To Brands: Fendi, Bulgari, and Dior.
#9: Mixing Tailoring with Streetwear Staples is Cool
The Look: From the orange Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to the hoodie by Lebanese brand and 2017 DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize finalist Lama Jouni (from the Spring 2018 collection), Hadid proves that chic tailoring and cosy separates make for good bedfellows. Stick to the same color scheme and mix up your staples with confidence.
Go-To- Brands: Lama Jouni and Dior.