Gigi Hadid’s Off-Duty Style Is Foolproof Inspiration For Holiday Dressing
From the guest list to the location, there are so many factors that make holiday parties unpredictably difficult to dress for. Luckily, Gigi Hadid's off-duty style does the work for you in terms of inspiration, thanks to her versatile, comfortable, and trend-forward wardrobe. If you're struggling to find that perfect outfit, take a cue from the model this holiday season.
Hadid is known for her effortless style that seamlessly softens the line between trendy and relaxed. While she loves to experiment with boundary-pushing pieces like sweatsuits and leopard-print boots, she also remains true to the classics by wearing vintage bags and structured blazers. Although imitating a supermodel's style may feel a bit daunting, take a close look at Hadid's outfit formulas and you'll see that her personal style is relatively easy to echo. The best part? Most of her looks focus on a key statement piece, allowing the rest of the outfit to subtly — and easily — fall into place.
Ahead, The Zoe Report breaks down five of Hadid's very-best off-duty outfits — including bold, printed pants and a glitzy, holiday-ready jumpsuit — along with the exact pieces you'll need to recreate them yourself. Consider yourself warned: You may just want to add all five outfits to your shopping cart.
Elevate a relaxed ensemble the way Hadid did during Milan Fashion Week by swapping out your trusted pair of jeans or black pants for a fun printed version. Some holiday parties are a bit more laid back, but it's understandable if you still want to dress to impress. Keep it casual by pairing your printed pants with a black sweater and sneakers like Hadid, or dress the look up with a silky blouse and pumps.
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These fitted jeans sit high on your hips, perfect for pairing with a cropped black sweater or top. Plus, they're on sale for half off the original price. Hurry, they won't last long.
Snakeskin is a popular print this season, and not just on shoes. Try wearing the trendy pattern in the form of these ankle-grazing jeans, paired with slouchy boots and a cozy turtleneck.
The holidays are a prime time to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe. If the idea of a glittery gown overwhelms you, take note from Hadid and opt for a sparkly jumpsuit instead. The model wore this glitzy number to the Sept. launch party of her jewelry collaboration with Messika. As this piece will likely make a statement, keep the rest of your look simple. Tie your hair back into a sleek high ponytail and apply minimal makeup, focusing on neutral lips and glowing skin.
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Although this jumpsuit features wide legs, it still looks great when worn with flats, loafers, or platforms. Accentuate the metallic, bronze tones by wearing your favorite gold jewelry.
This floor-length jumpsuit is perfect for a formal occasion, especially when worn with simple black heels and a patent leather clutch. A strapless neck leaves room for experimentation with jewelry, but keeping it simple may be your best bet to accompany this sparkle-infused look. Wear a dainty necklace, a delicate bracelet, or drop earrings to complete the outfit.
Celebrities have become obsessed with monochrome looks in recent months, and Hadid is no exception. In fact, she recently wore an all-white look in Sept. that broke a major fashion rule (i.e. no white after Labor Day). The 23-year-old model has experimented with white on white, and red on red. This bold combination is easy to recreate, especially when you mix different shades that you may already have in your closet. Get into the holiday spirit with a super-red look.
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This little red top is just as versatile as it is comfortable. Pair it with matching red trousers, distressed denim, or satin black pants.
While leather pants seem a bit daring, these can actually work as a staple in your closet. The kick-flare bottoms help keep them whimsical and fun, and red leather provides an edge you never knew you needed.
While you likely already have a pair of heeled ankle boots in your wardrobe, this red pair adds a pop of color that your neutral version is lacking. Wear them with your all-red look, or use them to spice up any other simple ensemble.
The fashion world has seen no shortage of menswear-inspired pieces this season, ranging from structured suits to baggy denim. Hadid, however, took the trend in a new direction when she wore a menswear button-down shirt by Burberry on top of a form-fitting black turtleneck. She added loose boyfriend jeans, round sunglasses, and a feminine touch with patterned pumps. As she exited her New York City apartment in Sept., she wore her hair slicked back in a tight bun with a middle part. This uncomplicated combination is perfect for a casual after-hours holiday gathering with coworkers, or post-Thanksgiving drinks with your cousins at a local bar.
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Just like a denim jacket or jeans, a denim shirt is one of the easiest items to throw on when you don't know what to wear. Layer under or over a sweater, pair it with a scarf, or go full-on Canadian tuxedo by wearing it with your favorite jeans.
Although Oak + Fort carries just about everything (shoes, blouses, earrings, you name it), their contemporary take on menswear-inspired pieces sets them apart. Wear this brown button-down on top of a sweater or graphic tee, or button it up and pair it with a denim jacket, leggings, and sneakers.
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Some companies choose to have their holiday parties straight after a full workday, prompting you to wear a multifunctional look that's equal parts festive and professional. Hadid created that exact balance in Sept. when she was photographed in New York City wearing a cropped white button-down, paired with a striped midi skirt. While showing midriff at work may be completely off the table, that doesn't mean this entire look has to be. Create the effect of a crop top by loosely tucking a shorter blouse into a pencil skirt. Finish the look with a pair of PVC pumps, which offer the middle ground between open and closed-toe shoes.
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A workday can be long, especially when an after-work commitment adds plenty of extra hours. Stay comfortable through it all in this sophisticated cotton pencil skirt that features a ribbed texture, sleek stripes, and a mid-weight knit that keeps you warm while remaining totally breathable.
While this blouse creates the perfect pair with the above midi skirt, it also adds a component of professionalism to any casual outfit you wear it with. Layer it under a trench in the fall or winter, tuck it into jeans in the spring, or wear it with flowing floral pants when the weather warms up.