Bella Hadid's style and ability as a model are now entirely unquestionable. In fashion circles, even the harshest critics have put aside any commentary centering around nepotism or undue fame—Bella is a bona fide modern super (with seriously super cheekbones). She won Model of the Year at Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards in 2016 and recently garnered a nomination for the British Fashion Awards 2017 model of the year as well. And she continues to be one of the standout models at fashion week: From Versace and Michael Kors, she has been a firm fixture on the A/W 18 runway. She might have walked alongside her sister on occasion, but the brunette—a natural blonde who went dark to be different—is no second-rate Gigi.
"I just have a darker personality," she told Allure of the colour change. "Blondes are so angelic. My sister can get away with anything." So Bella's look is perhaps, unsurprisingly, more adventurous than that of her sister's. Where Gigi does super-casual with aplomb and can often be found in super-chic grey-on-grey tonal ensembles, this sibling's wardrobe is noticeably sassier.
From gothic outfits to streetwear ensembles, Bella is happy to experiment with different looks. More recently, she's added a ladylike twist to her style, featuring plenty of minidresses and slingbacks. And we're not the only ones who have spotted this, if her 15 million Instagram followers are anything to go by. Keep scrolling to take a look at why we rate Bella Hadid's style so much.
Style Notes: What better way to celebrate Karl Lagerfeld than by wearing Chanel? Bella stepped out for the V magazine dinner party honoring Lagerfeld in New York wearing this super-chic Chanel coat, classic Louboutin pumps and a little Chanel bag.
Style Notes: Bella gives us some seriously nostalgic vibes with this super-'00s ensemble. The baggy jeans and the strappy black top remind us why we loved wearing this so much when we were 15.
Style Notes: As ever, Bella is always keen to showcase the latest Nike trainers. Instead of wearing her classic getup of a tracksuit co-ord, she opts for a cute red skirt and top accessorised with her beloved tinted sunglasses.
Style Notes: While in Paris during fashion week, the model stepped out wearing Dior shoes, a beret, Commando shorts, a Claudia Li jacket and an Alexander Wang bag. This is what we love about Bella—she's able to mix her love of streetwear with ladylike glamour.
Style Notes: Day to day, Bella's often spotted in these types of outfits. Comfort is key, and trainers are a must. (Bonus points for that vintage Dior bag.)
Style Notes: If you're ever stuck for new silhouettes, look no further than Bella's style. Shop something similar from one of our favourite designers Rejina Pyo.
Style Notes: Hadid is a fan of an all-black outfit, and she paired her Good American slashed black skinny jeans with a leather jacket, which she zipped for a more flattering look.
Style Notes: Hadid isn't afraid to play around with silhouettes, as evidenced by this oversized cream jumper and these over-the-knee boots. She also manages stays true to her darker style without having to wear head-to-toe black.
Style Notes: Crop tops aren't exactly typical airport attire, but Bella paired her cropped white roll-neck with a pair of Givenchy jogging bottoms and a black leather jacket with a shearling collar to make it more travel-appropriate.
Style Notes: Hadid loves a pair of ankle boots paired with skinny jeans. Simply add a statement jacket and a black It bag, and you've got yourself one hell of an outfit.
Style Notes: Teaming a pair of leather Unravel trousers with a biker jacket and a vintage Chanel backpack, Bella has us persuaded us that this kind of retro moto look can work.
Style Notes: Sisters Gigi and Bella might not have the same sense of fashion, but they know how to complement each other's style when it comes to going out together.
Style Notes: Bella's bad-girl style is nothing without a fantastic pair of shades.
Style Notes: A denim jumpsuit paired with an oversized shearling jacket, snakeskin platforms and a bucket bag is but a perm away from the disco.
Style Notes: Bella quite clearly has an excellent trouser wardrobe, with these of-the-moment vinyl trousers.
Style Notes: This sultry but casual look is made by those round Ray-Ban sunglasses and that muted suede Chanel flap purse. Bella styles it with her faithful ASOS Chelsea boots, a white bodysuit and ripped skinny-fit Agolde jeans.
Style Notes: Over a cropped polo neck and pants, both in Bella's signature black, add a punch of colour via Ports 1961's leopard-print coat (now sadly sold out everywhere—try this one by No.21 as an alternative). Complete the underworld vibe by even ensuring your talons are painted black.
Style Notes: True, this is a more girly look from Bella, but that doesn't mean she's not got the darker undertones going on. Look closer and you'll spy that her shoes and bag are both in her go-to colour of black.
Style Notes: Two things often remain the same with Miss Hadid's fashion preferences: She loves chokers and LBDs equally.
Style Notes: A spot of matchy-matchy never did anyone any harm, not least when it's in leather (and tan-enhancing brown). Bella wears a Calvin Klein A-line leather-patched skirt with a matching jacket over a black leotard and with stacked black mules.
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