There’s no question that Bella Hadid’s stylish albeit controversial “model off duty” wardrobe has pioneered the return of Y2K and vintage dressing.

While her contemporaries, including best friends Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber are often sporting off-the-runway looks from our favourite international designers, Hadid often opts for one-of-one pieces carefully curated by the likes of our favourite Depop shop Susa Musa, or heralding the return of our favourite 90s trends including midi skirts, vests and teddy bucket hats.
Considering her enviable style, one would assume that Hadid works closely with a stylist to pair together these ensembles as we’ve seen with Jenner and Dani Michelle, or Bieber and Maeve Riley.
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“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,” Hadid shared. While we watched as Hadid stepped out in parachute pants and retro halters and thought “what is she wearing?!” in hindsight, Hadid was always two-steps ahead of us, trailblazing the dopamine dressing trend without us even realizing.
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In case you missed it, dopamine dressing is a psychological approach to increase your mood by wearing clothes that make you feel happy. Hadid’s taken this method to dressing in stride, sharing that she asks herself a series of questions when choosing her outfit.
​​”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?” the supermodel said. Hadid, who has been vocal about her ongoing struggles with depression and anxiety, makes a poignant argument for dressing for yourself and your own mental well-being, as opposed for other people.
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As we navigate this strange new world, where social media reigns supreme, stylists are used to pair together even the simplest street style outfits and the looming social anxieties of living in a pandemic are omnipresent, we’ll be heading Hadid’s words of advice. Now, if only she’d make a Depop.