Gigi Hadid is one of those people who made Instagram the enormous success it is today—and vice versa. Her career was kick-started by her social media following—a number that now stands at nearly 40 million on Instagram alone. Much like peer and BFF Kendall Jenner, Gigi's feed gives fans and fashion followers a genuine insight into her day-to-day life, whether she's hanging out with her boyfriend, former One Direction member Zayn Malik, or showing us how fabulous, exhausting and crazy her life is on the road during fashion week, there's never a dull moment.
Her crew is a good one (her sister Bella features heavily, and familiar faces include designers and fellow Victoria's Secret models), but we also regularly check in on Gigi's Insta to see what incredible project she's working on next, as collaborations, campaigns and events come in thick and fast. But all that aside, we mere mortals have learnt some valuable fashion lessons from her feed too. Whether that's knowing when to wear a pair of tinted sunnies (never not suitable) or understanding the power of a proper pose, there are some vital style tips we think you need to know. Keep scrolling for seven fashion rules everyone can learn from Gigi Hadid's Instagram.
#1: paying homage to Clueless is always a good idea
Style Notes: With her sister, Alana Hadid, (yes, there is another Hadid you didn't know about), Gigi manages to pull off this homage to Cher Horowitz, which is always a good look.
#2: Never forget your tinted sunglasses
Style Notes: If you know anything about the Hadids (Bella and Gigi in particular), you'll know that they love their tinted shades. They make any outfit looking pleasingly retro.
#3: There's no such thing as "too much jewellery"
Style Notes: So what if you think you've overdone it on the accessories? Despite what Coco Chanel says ("before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off"), we think this look is pretty chic.
#4: Makeup selfies should be fun
Style Notes: You might be someone who fastidiously dresses in blacks, greys and whites, but sometimes it's fun to experiment with colour. Whether in the form of makeup or something like a red hat, try breaking out of your comfort zone from time to time.
#5: Plaid and a roll-neck can look chic
#6: Your pose is everything
Style Notes: If there's one thing Gigi knows how to do well, it's pose. Well, it is her job. Take a few tips from her on how to position yourself when capturing your next #OOTD.
#7: If in doubt, do messy hair and a neck tie
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Elinor Block.