It’s hard to stand out on New Year’s Eve. It’s a night of glitter in excess — everything in excess, really — and style choices that demand to be seen. Across the United States (and beyond — Chrissy and John touched down in St. Bart’s to ring in the new year), Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and more stepped onto the stage in the boldest looks. (Though, in Mariah’s case, it wasn’t really her look that commanded Times Square on December 31, but rather her questionable performance that revealed her unabashed lip synching.) So, for Bella Hadid, who had one of the best years on and off the runway, how to go out of 2016 with as big a band as she entered it? The answer, it seems, is out-glittering and out-meshing everyone around her, including friends like Justin Skye and Kendall Jenner, with whom she partied into 2017.
Who: Bella Hadid.
When: December 31 (to January 1) 2016 and 2017.
Where: Celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends like Kendall Jenner and Justine Skye in Los Angeles, California.
What: A matching silver, sparkling transparent mesh top and pants, both by The Line by K, fittingly a style called the “NYE Top.”
Why: It might be difficult to stand out on the last night of the year, but Bella Hadid made the right choice picking a thematically perfect look (that’s even named for the holiday). It’s a fearless look that leaves nothing to the imagination — she pairs it with a black bralette and high-waisted briefs — and needs only the most minimal of accessories. In its own way, it echoes Hadid’s Cannes red carpet look, the showstopping custom Alexandre Vauthier dress that made the model into a global star almost overnight. They might not have much in common aesthetically, but both look like something of a statement of intent: Bella Hadid isn’t afraid to put herself out there. Words to live by in 2017.
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