Gone are the days when button-up, wool sweaters were synonymous with grandmothers. As evident by Bella Hadid's cardigans, the old-school style has officially resurfaced in the fashion world — only this time, there's a twist. Hadid walked the streets of New York and Paris wearing her new formula: a colorful cardigan, unbuttoned and sans base layer.
Throughout her hectic schedule during fashion month (the model has already walked in a handful of shows, including Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford), Hadid's off-duty style can best be described as comfortable. Case in point: In between shows in New York City on Sept. 11, Hadid paired a purple Vivienne Westwood ribbed-knit cardigan with loose-fitting jeans and white pointed-toe boots.
After arriving in Paris on Sept. 18, the model opted for a butterscotch, merino-wool cardigan by The Row with high-waisted jeans, a leopard-print belt, and black combat boots.
On both occasions, Hadid topped off her cardigan sweater with another look we've seen the model repeat throughout the season: a slicked-back, glossy bun fastened with a '90s-inspired claw clip. Of course, Hadid also paired her outfits with hoop earrings (the surprisingly affordable piece she keeps in rotation).
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Nesta V-Neck Button-Front Merino Wool Cashmere Cardigan
The stylish younger Hadid sister has seemingly coined a new trend here, adding edge to an utterly average (read: borderline boring) sweater. Creatures of comfort, rejoice — Hadid proves you can transform an unassuming layer into a fashionable, stand-alone piece.
That's good news for anyone inspired to recreate the model's look — just dust off that sweater you've been neglecting in the back of your closet and try styling it with a fresh set of eyes.
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Ribbed Knit Cardigan
You've got options with this trend: Go bold like Hadid and pair your unbuttoned cardigan with a pair of baggy jeans, or opt for a more traditional route by layering it with a tank or t-shirt.
But regardless of how you wear it, Hadid is proof that you shouldn't be afraid to experiment with brighter color palettes you typically avoid in the fall (read: yellows, blues, and purples are far more exciting than that black sweater you live in). Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite cardigan sweaters on the market right now — all inspired by Hadid herself.
Shop Bella-Approved Cardigans
Dasha Cashmere Cardigan
This fine-knit cashmere cardigan by 360 is both warm and versatile, featuring a plunging neckline, a waist-length cut, and puffy sleeves.
Jem Cropped Cardigan
This classic, cropped cardigan will give you a perfect relaxed fit at an affordable price.
Shrunken Boyfriend Cardigan
BP.'s mustard cardigan with dropped shoulders and puffy sleeves is about to be your favorite part of getting dressed in the morning.
Cropped mohair-blend cardigan
This loose-fitting, dropped-shoulder cardigan by Prada is the cropped knit that will give your fall wardrobe the pop of color it deserves.
Eco Cropped Cardigan in Fluffy Yarn with Buttons
This classic-cut cardigan is made from a sustainable fabric that contains recycled polyester, so you can dress for sweater weather and be guilt-free.
Get cozy with this chunky, cropped sweater by Demylee, which has long sleeves and distinctive gold buttons. Bonus: It's the perfect outer layer for your favorite fall dress.