Welcome to Celeb Look of the Week! An MR column wherein one member of our editorial team, once a week, waxes poetic about one recently worn celeb outfit they can’t stop thinking about. For this installment, Gyan examines Gigi Hadid’s perfect execution of a very-2019 classic.
Like a high schooler on a class field trip to an art gallery, staring at a Jackson Pollock, I came upon this photo of Gigi Hadid in the East Village this week and sighed, I could have done that. But like the teacher on that same field trip, I quickly reminded myself that sure, I could have but…I didn’t. From the perfectly oversized blazer layered over a pair of bike shorts, to the grey socks paired with white sneakers, to the Airpods and quickened pace that both signify Gigi has places to go, people to see, etc, this outfit is so perfectly 2019 my mind almost wants to reject it. Almost.
But actually, I’m impressed. Because, if you’ll allow me to run this Jackson Pollack metaphor into the ground, it’s not what Gigi has worn, but how she’s worn it. While others might have been tempted to add a Princess Diana-esque summer sweater to this faux post-workout ensemble, Gigi’s tempted fate and potential future red sauce stains by opting for an ivory blazer that just so happens to fall in perfect proportion to the hem of her shorts. While a more haphazard dresser (me, for example) may have grabbed a pair of white socks from their drawer to layer under these Reeboks, Gigi’s gone with a pale grey, which somehow makes the entire look decidedly more subtle and cool. Throw layered necklaces, gold hoops, an exceptionally perfect oval-shaped manicure, and sunglasses (at night, no less) into the mix and you have one Very Good Outfit.
The bag and T-shirt are the proverbial cherries on top. Both serve as a nice reminder that as tempting it is to leave the house in a whirl of neutrals, you can look just as Busy and Important while sporting a bright tote and pink graphic T.
Now, does anyone want to hazard a guess as to where Gigi’s in such a rush to get to? To meet Bella for a Bachelorette rewatch, perhaps?
Feature photo via Getty Images.