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Bella Hadid Beats the Desert Heat in a Tie-Dye Bikini, Chained Sarong & Thong Sandals

Bella Hadid’s latest look has us almost wanting to feel a little bit of that desert heat.

Continuing her global explorations this summer, the supermodel showed off her desert-chic style on Instagram last night in bold attire. Her ensemble included a coordinating headscarf, bikini top and sunset-inspired sarong skirt with a chained belt for an added punch.

To beat the heat, the model broke out one of the summer’s biggest trends for footwear: thong sandals. Hadid’s own pair featured a thickened strap with a loaded platform base; The Attico offers a similar silhouette for $595 at Net-a-Porter.

Thong-toe footwear also returned to the celebrity scene last year as one of its biggest trends and is sticking around in 2021. Be it classic flip-flops or thong-toe heels, the minimalistic silhouette falls in line with the aforementioned ’90s-inspired revitalization of fashion. Stars like Kendall Jenner along with Meryl Streep, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez amongst other major names are continuing to support the trend in even cooler temperatures.

As for Bella Hadid herself, 1990s-chic footwear is a common theme in the media personality’s closet — think combat boots, gum-sole sneakers, platforms and more.

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Bella Hadid out in New York City on June 5.
CREDIT: Splash News

When it comes to everyday fashion, the younger Hadid sister opts for shoes from Givenchy along with Prada, Solomon, Zara, Dr. Martens, New Balance and more, returning to a grungier footwear feel almost every time. For red carpet events and fancier get-togethers, the model oftentimes steps out in designs courtesy of Dior, Alexander Wang and Tom Ford amongst others.

Her modeling career has made her the face of campaigns for Jacquemus, Chanel and Helmut Lang in the past few seasons alone; she previously walked the runway for every name in the book, too, from Marc Jacobs to Miu Miu and Burberry.

Try out the thong-toe sandal trend for yourself in these pairs that channel Bella Hadid’s style.

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Saks

Buy Now: Ancient Greek Sandals Charys Sandal, $220.

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Buy Now: Steve Madden Platform Sandal, $36 (was $60).

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CREDIT: Courtesy of DSW

Buy Now: Mix No. 6 Cassia Wedge Sandal, $30.

Click through the gallery for more of Bella Hadid’s bold taste over the years.

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