Bella Hadid’s Weird Off-Duty Looks Are A Masterclass In Embracing Your Personal Style

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Since our Instagram feeds are still saturated with Bella Hadid’s marvelous runway stint for Coperni at Paris Fashion Week, it’s time we revel in the god-tier renown of her off-duty fitspo. Supermodels & the tiresome ordeal of keeping up with paparazzi appearances is no news to us pajama wearing mortals. It’s like they’re always dressed for a fashion face-off, be it a runway, an off-the-mill coffee run or a funeral for that matter.

But Bella Hadid is built different. Her off-duty style is rooted in experimentation – one that takes a page out of the Y2K handbook & blends it with a humble dash of today’s sensibilities.

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She frequents the uncharted. The risqué. The outré. Hence, it’s no revelation that she’s been dubbed as the foremost patron of the ‘weird girl aesthetic’ by the industry altogether. With a sartorial game that boasts of a cherry-picked but experimental repertoire of pieces, Bella Hadid’s distinctive style is not even remotely basic – thereby gripping us fashion girls, courtesy her countless off-duty serves.

 

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Bella Hadid has single-handedly convinced me to stop spewing venom against the low-rise jeans mandate. And it’s a huge deal, mind you. Often pictured sporting skirts & pants that originate below the navel (more so closer to the crotch), this revivalism has started seeping into the mainstream market, courtesy the endless brands hopping on the bandwagon.

 

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Bella Hadid’s explorations with schoolgirl (or boy) fashion is also giving the same a revamp & thankfully, not a fetishized one. This one’s more playfully suave through its incorporation of androgyny & functionality. And since baby braids are having a moment, this merry mélange of beauty & fashion is undoubtedly an icing on the cake.

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We all love layering, don’t we? Mindful pairings of leather jackets, scarves & puffers is how we flex our creative genome in that territory. But in this case, Bella Hadid goes the airport way. Reminiscent of the times when you layer & layer & layer some more, just so you can evade the wrath of the airport officials. And still she looks good? This level of sartorial sorcery demands a thorough investigation with reasonings in the fine print.

 

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Uncanny print on print hodgepodges, almost there tailoring & slay cells in the bloodstream represent the indomitable style force, that is Bella Hadid. The sheer audacity (a welcome one nonetheless) to pair separates that don’t gel together on face value & somehow flaunt a synchronicity later, is proof that style is more of an attitude than what you wear.

 

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Crimpy curled hair? She’s done it. Bleached eyebrows? She’s done it.

She does have her grand moments on the red carpet where Givenchys & Gaultiers & McQueens see the light of the day, but those are the perfectly strategized, PR backed appearances. When she hits the streets, it’s game time.

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Be it championing for the comeback for lacy camis or sporting the slick braid we so lovingly call tel waali choti here, there’s a lot to unpack & an even bigger takeaway. Boxes & demarcations are degenerate notions of the past. Own your game – sartorially or otherwise & carve your own niche. Looking at Bella Hadid’s off-duty style is a great place to start.

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