The One Styling Trick Gigi Hadid Loves

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There are aren't a ton of similarities we can realistically draw between jet-setting model Gigi Hadid and us mere mortals. However, based on her stellar style track record, it's easy to pick out a consistent, no-fail trick to putting together an ace outfit that's not totally unfamiliar: Simply pick one color, and commit to it.

Hadid's approach to monochrome dressing doesn't stop at the textbook pairing of a black tee, black jeans, and black boots. (Although, that does happen, because we're all human and can't resist the urge of a too-easy, failsafe outfit; besides, it's "such a happy color"!) Hadid has a slightly different take on the styling move that probably doesn't involve a lot of loitering in front of one's closet: Once the model picks a hue — usually in the neutral family — her and stylist Monica Rose play with length and texture to create more varied #OOTDs than what we might expect.

Hadid might don cropped, loose-hemmed sweatpants and pair them with sleek, high-rise suede boots, or wear a summery, silk shirtdress with parallel skirt slits under an elegant longline camel coat. This is a departure from the standard-issue model-off-duty wardrobe. Usually, we picture sleek, formfitting staples, including dark-wash skinny jeans and cropped moto jackets. Hadid's preferred looks, on the other hand, are layered and monochromatic, utilizing an array of fabrics, creating ensembles that are visually interesting but don't require a ton of effort.

The easiest way to copy Hadid's style? Just commit to one color, then layer away. Ahead, see the color-coded trend that Hadid (unwittingly or not) has been championing. Hopefully, it'll cut some time off your morning rush.
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This isn't your typical black-from-head-to-toe #OOTD. Hadid trades the skinny jeans for a silk maxi-skirt with a high slit, and swaps the tattered T-shirt for a chunky turtleneck. (Both are Nili Lotan.) Instead of the customary ankle boots, the model opts for drama and shows a sliver of skin, thanks to the aforementioned slit, with Stuart Weitzman's aptly named "All Legs" over-the-knee boots.
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The camel coat is a fall/winter staple. On fair-weathered winter days (or once spring rolls around again), seize those favorable temperatures and mix seasons with your wardrobe. Hadid's Topshop wrap coat anchors the look, and sets a color scheme. She found its perfect match in a crepe, military-inspired wrap dress from Self-Portrait, with two thigh-high slits that put her nude Kurt Geiger heels on display. In case you doubted her commitment to color coordination, this is truly a head-to-toe study in camel.
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Hadid's layered aesthetic lends itself to sudden drops in temperature. The model strikes the ultimate balance of cozy (read: warm) yet interesting. The bulk of her ensemble is comprised of soft knits — the main attraction is a fancy-dress, cashmere-blend, I-can't-believe-this-is-a-glorified-sweatsuit knit set by Derek Lam 10 Crosby, topped with a loose-fit Nili Lotan coat. To add some classic sophistication, Hadid fills in the gap left by the cropped bottoms with knee-high, suede Stuart Weitzman boots. The accessories are equally luxurious: a black Saint Laurent bag, rounded aviator sunglasses, and a simple gold chain necklace.
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Cozy outfit goals for our next shopping excursion: The model aces head-to-toe winter whites in a fluffy coat from Express (which is not only on sale, but is also a favorite of fellow model and Hadid's pal Kendall Jenner), blouse, and ripped jeans. The topper may be wintry, but the other pieces of her outfit invoke seasons past — so, don't retire the lace-up top just yet. The tie-front neckline is very summer 2015 (which we weren't ready to let go of, anyway), while the shredded denim lends itself to more temperate January days. A dusty-gray pair of Yeezys make for simultaneously chic yet comfortable (and, of course, covetable) footwear.