Bella Hadid models the latest styles on the runway — and she also wears them on the streets.
The supermodel, who turns 23 today, isn’t afraid to experiment with her style. Time and again, she’s landed major shoe trends before her counterparts embraced the looks. Of course, given fashion’s cyclical nature, it may be because she’s pulling inspiration from decades ago rather than because of any sixth sense.
For instance, Hadid was spotted in September 2016 wearing a pair of perforated white boots set on a stiletto heel teamed with a Canadian tuxedo and a crop top. At the time, white boots were hardly a wardrobe staple. But by the following summer, it seemed as though white shoes were everywhere from sneakers to thigh-highs.
Hadid looked into her crystal ball again in February 2017, when she stepped out at Paris Fashion Week wearing knee-high boots with a red blazer dress. While mid-calf and thigh-high silhouettes reigned at the time, knee-highs are back for fall ’19.
In September 2018, the Nike ambassador forecasted another fad taking over fashion right now: square toes. At the time, square-toed silhouettes had been left behind in the ’90s and were derided as a no-no. But the shape is back in a big way now, thanks to Instagram favorites such as By Far, still a largely unknown label when Hadid sported its Tanya sandals a year ago.
As for the next Hadid-approved “It” shoe? The jury’s still out, but her extreme Prada combat boots — mini pockets included — may be a sign of trends to come. Stay tuned.
Click through the gallery to see more times when Bella Hadid was ahead of shoe trends.
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