11 Things Gigi And Bella Hadid Taught Me About Fashion, Style, And Being A Sartorial Badass

I'm willing to bet that some of the Hadid sisters’ style comes from their super fashionable mother, Yolanda Foster. With grown-up hairdos and sophisticated red carpet looks, Gigi and Bella (aged 20 and 18, respectively) definitely take after their mom. However, the Hadid sisters are style icons in their own right. Gigi infiltrated the fashion scene with her effortlessly sexy style and amazing coat collection, and Bella’s eye for fashion was apparent as she paraded around Coachella in white sneakers and a see-through knit dress.

With the Hadid sisters dishing up inspirational looks day after day, I decided to scroll through their Instagrams and figure out just what makes their styles so alluring. It didn’t take long to see that the gals dress rather similar — they both like topknots, they like to show some skin, and they both rock the power-pant from time to time. While these observations may not be the secret to their effortless appeal, I think they're as close as I'm going to get.

So whether you identify with Gigi’s California cool look or Bella’s rebellious '90s style, their style savvy secrets are a must-try. Scroll down to get some sexy summer inspiration from the Hadid sisters.

1. Slicked Back Hair

Yolanda is famous for sporting this slicked back 'do, so Gigi and Bella definitely learned this beauty tip from mom. I love this look because it is dressed up and sexy — perfect for a night out in the summertime. Learn how to recreate this look from Gigi's hair stylist here.

2. Show Some Leg

Gigi and Bella both know that showing off some skin on your own terms can be a huge confidence booster and source of empowerment.

3. Oversized Jackets

This "borrowed from the boys" look is super fashionable and screams off-duty model.

4. Denim On Denim

Denim on denim is a huge trend for summer 2015. Try wearing a jean jacket or jean top with your favorite pair of denim like the Hadid sisters.

5. Nude Lip

A nude lip looks great in the summer with bronzed skin and strong eyebrows like the Hadid sisters'. It's a great look for a night out on the town.

6. Show Some More Skin

It's all about the balance. If your shoulders and legs are covered, why not show some midriff like Bella? And if your upper body is covered, perhaps show some leg like Gigi.

7. Florals

Florals don't have to be cute. Take a tip from the Hadid sisters and try florals in a sexy silhouette. Maybe a plunging neckline like Bella or short romper like Gigi.

8. Power Pants

Pants are't just practical, they are fashionable as well. Unleash your inner badass and try wearing a jumpsuit to a formal event.

9. All-White

Wear all-white this summer like the Hadid sisters, and try a matching co-ord like Gigi if you want to be a little quirkier.

10. Topknots

A topknot is a great style for casual days when you don't want to do your hair.

11. Black

Black is always chic, but the way the Hadid sisters do black is spot on. Slick buns + tight black dress + reveal and conceal = perfection

Images: Getty; bellahadid, gigihadid/Instagram