By now, you’ve probably learned that style inspiration can strike anywhere: on the streets, in the air, or while watching your favorite ’90s music video. But you still might be surprised to learn that our latest menswear icon—the person we look to most right now when we’re not quite sure what to wear—is none other than Bella Hadid. The supermodel has long served up legendary looks on the runway and red carpet, of course, but it’s her off-duty fits we’re most fascinated by late. They’re accessible yet elevated, simple yet spellbinding, and chockfull of classic menswear pieces easily replicable moves worth stealing. Don’t believe us? We’ve curated a handful of Bella’s best menswear-inflected outfits and scientifically broken down the ways in which they can work for you. The next time you’re feeling uninspired while peering deep into your closet, this is the only playbook you need.
Leather Up Your Looks
When it comes to experimenting with textures, you might gravitate toward fuzzy sweaters or crinkly linens. But don’t overlook the power of slick, smooth leather. Bella indulges in luxurious cowhide often, using it to amp up a wide range of aesthetics—from honky-tonk western to high-design chic. Try a ’90s-era leather blazer over a graphic tee, loose jeans and big boots, or try mixing a moto-ready leather vest with a preppy poplin shirt and tailored trousers.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
A truly great outfit requires truly great accessories. Hadid is almost never seen without a pair of sleek, sporty shades on her temples. She’s a fiend for vintage designer bags, kooky charm-laden necklaces, and crocheted hats of ever ilk: from bucket hats and beanies to full-on balaclavas. All of those options are excellent ways to switch up your vibe and boost your overall cool with ease.
Big Pants Solve Everything
We’ve been advocating for bigger, baggier trousers for a minute now, and Hadid single-handedly proves it’s high time why you embraced billowy bottoms. Whether you’re dressing up a corduroy blazer or keeping things casual in a leather trench, wide-leg silhouettes deliver volume and motion and grace that slim-fits just can’t match.
Bella pulls off a minimalist, monotone outfit with the best of ’em. But more often, she’s mixing and matching textures, colors, patterns, and vibes with backless abandon. As a result, her looks feel distinctively her—they speak to her individual tastes and personality, and that’s exactly what you should be striving for every time you get dressed. Bella’s go-to move—one we’d highly recommend trying yourself—is to pair bold graphics with trippy patterns. Throw on a business-forward pinstripe blazer with wild-style cheetah print boots; a neon intarsia sweater wth a plaid sport coat; a slogan trucker hat with a printed silk shirt.
Stock Up on Budget Basics
Even when you have the fame and fortune and world-class stylists in the world, the classics are still the classics. That’s why you’ll regularly catch Bella Hadid in affordable staples like Adidas Samba sneakers, Dr. Martens boots, and Levi’s jeans. Sure, she’s pairing these old standbys with juiced-up designer grails, but those foundational basics help to ground her fits in reality and make the whole thing work.