Imagine that. The year is 2005. You and your friends have rented Mean Girls on DVD from the local blockbuster. You’ve got all your spare mattresses set up in your living room for a sleepover, and you’re probably secretly sipping Guava Cruisers while texting the boys at your local fraternal school to find out what their plans are for this Friday.
When Saturday comes around and your parents inevitably pick you up, you pile all your clothes into your coveted country road bag (you know those ones) and throw a jacket over your pajamas of choice – which were probably low-cut shorts from Peter Alexander, a tank top with spaghetti straps and a kind of Ugg boots.
Never did our teenagers think that this look was in fashion, still worn unironically a few decades later by one of the most famous supermodels in the world.
Earlier this week, Bella Hadid was sneaked around Tribeca with boyfriend Marc Kalman in a cozy ensemble that has our teenage selves kicking themselves for not wearing those aforementioned boy-crazy sleepovers.
After New York Fashion Week, we should have known that the rules for supermodel street style dressing off-duty is “anything goes,” but with this look, Bella proves to be the reigning queen of “wear what you like.” .
In a guerrilla campaign for popular cult footwear brand UGGS, Bella took the latest supermodel-approved style, the ultra-mini platform, and presented this season’s hottest accessory: a slice of New York pizza.
Naturally, Bella opted for the most coveted ready-to-wear style to make the outfit suitable for the sleepover: a pair of granny panties.
When they sent the pastel satin briefs down the runway at their Fall/Winter ’22 show in Paris, we should have known what a stranglehold this style would have on the fashion world.
Bella’s choice of outerwear is this season’s must-have style, the motorcycle jacket that showcases her ability to stay one step ahead of the curve. Of course, the biker-savvy style is straight off the runway, but Bella’s blue striped accent has us living out our Audrina Partridge fantasies and riding off into the sunset on the back of our very own Justin Bobby-esque motorcycle.
Luckily for us, that it-girl tweak means approval that our “walk of shades” doesn’t call for a change of clothes at every Saturday morning Maccas run.
This weekend we don’t have to change into our activewear and just rock in pajamas à la Bella Hadid.