Bella Hadid Wore the Middle School Cool-Girl Uniform That's Going to Be Huge for Spring
In eighth grade, the most cool, grown-up thing you could wear was an off-shoulder top. We'd show up to first period wearing a white Roxy sweater with our collar bones barely peeking out and we were certain we had left the whole class positively gooped and gagged. We were serving gala-ready elegance without any grand occasion (unless of course it was a field trip day, in which case, consider us the belle of the ball!).
All these years later, the off-shoulder top is still a moment. It's swerved in and out of vogue a few times since then, but as Bella Hadid seemed to indicate with her outfit yesterday, the coquettish, slashed-neck piece might be ready to go from statement to staple just in time for spring.
Alongside a pair of Denim Tears x Levi's jeans and a checkered Burberry bag, Hadid wore a light pink sweater top with a fold-over neckline that reached from shoulder to shoulder. Everything from the top's retro, Baby Spice hue to its handkerchief hem screamed "the '00s are back," but clearly with a more adult edge. That's not all, though: The top's exposed upper and enclosed lower parts, while seemingly at odds with one another, are in fact a bullseye solution to this, dare I say, shoulder season's conflicting temperatures.
If Bella Hadid weren't already the most intimidatingly cool girl in middle school, her off-shoulder top makes it official. Shop shoulder-baring styles from Amazon and Nordstrom, starting at $16, below.
Get the look:
Halife Long-Sleeve Boat-Neck Off-Shoulder Blouse
Shop now: $16; amazon.com
Fuinloth Off-Shoulder Short-Sleeve Top
Shop now: $17; amazon.com
American Apparel Off-Shoulder Long-Sleeve Bodysuit
Shop now: $22; amazon.com
SheIn Off-Shoulder Tie-Waist Top
Shop now: $37; amazon.com
BTFBM Wrap Off-Shoulder Swaeter
Shop now: $40; amazon.com
Free People Fuji Off-the-Shoulder Thermal Top
Shop now: $68; nordstrom.com
Good American Off-the-Shoulder Rib Bodysuit
Shop now: $119; nordstrom.com
Agolde Hilma Off-the-Shoulder Top
Shop now: $148; nordstrom.com
Reiss Verity Off-the-Shoulder Wool & Cashmere Blend Sweater
Shop now: $195; nordstrom.com
Khaite the Lili Draped Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit
Shop now: $780; nordstrom.com