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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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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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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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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Midi + Button-Down
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.