Bella Hadid
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In 2022 Bella Hadid has been at the fore of every micro trend, the styles we hoped would never return and, the silhouettes we wish we could pull off – rest in peace low-slung jeans. Even as the supermodel moves with lightening sartorial speed there is one look she can’t help but revisit. After all, two is a coincidence and three’s a trend.

Even in the humid heat of a New York City evening, Hadid stepped out in the trendy neighbourhood of Tribeca wearing Nike knee-high socks. She paired the fetish-esque style cue with a Tank Air Compassionate Baby Tee, vintage skirt, black patent pumps and a Michael Kors shoulder bag. The 25-year-old shared a rolodex of snaps on social media.

The look arrives on our newsfeed just days after the model stepped out in Manhattan for a PR moment for her alcohol-free beverage brand, Kin Euphorics in collaboration with Bumble. For the occasion she wore a custom Fancì Club corset and mini denim skirt with, you guessed it, knee-high socks. It lent a sporty feel with ribbing at the cuff which was paired with white leather loafers.

The simple accessory made a cameo in an earlier PDA-fuelled post with beau Marc Kalman in July, while the origins of the knee-high sock seemed to have begun with the pairing of ’80s-inspired activewear earlier this season. As with many of Hadid’s sartorial affinities, it’s not for the faint-hearted. But we can guarantee there is probably a pair in your sock drawer. Investment: nothing. With a fashionable return.

Hadid’s style has become increasingly unique in recent years. In a January interview with WSJ MagazineHadid said of her personal style, “In the last year, it was really important for me to learn that even if people talk about my style or if they like it or if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, because it’s my style. When I leave the house in the morning, what I think about is: Does this make me happy? Do I feel good in this and do I feel comfortable?”

thoughts?