When it comes to denim in summer, mini skirts and cut-offs certainly fit the bill for hot weather, but full-length jeans can work on warm days too. Not convinced? Bella Hadid's thong sandals & vintage-style jeans — a combo she recently wore while out in New York — are less stuffy than you might first imagine. If you're in need of a fashionable way to wear jeans this Aug., then her throwback denim and retro footwear is the way to go.
While out in New York City on Jul. 26, Hadid modeled a lightweight blouse over high-rise jeans, completing the simple ensemble with a pair of Alexander Wang's thong sandals. Leaving her blouse mostly undone, the model assembled a look that managed to feel both casual and polished at the same time. Hadid's hair was slicked back into a casual bun which she wore with her go-to Luv AJ hoop earrings as well as a zodiac necklace from Mazza Boutique.
Her bohemian-cool handbag is an unreleased Chrome Hearts carry-all in a cheetah print with lime green appliqués. Hadid has been longtime family friends with the founders of Chrome Hearts and she's collaborated with the label before, often wearing custom or soon-to-come designs. If you're antsy for the fuzzy animal print Lolita Jade has an equally '90s-inspired baguette bag.
The fashion cycle has favored the return of many popular '90s trends lately, with Hadid co-signing throwback styles like claw hairclips and baguette bags. But, her high-rise, loose tapered vintage jean silhouette styled with a pair of kitten-heel thong sandals feels like a nod to Friends' ˆRachel Green or even street style icons of the time like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cindy Crawford. When shopping for a similar pair, the thrifted vintage styles or modern pairs with a retro wash both fit the bill. The hems can be clean or distressed and cropped or elongated since the classic kitten heel compliments just about any style. For the footwear, a neutral toned pair like Bella's promise plenty of milage in your closet.
Below, shop sandals and jeans combos inspired by Hadid's latest look.
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