A cozy sweater dress is a Fall staple, sure—but leave it to a supermodel to make a tried-and-true piece feel exciting once again. Stepping out in New York City this weekend, Bella Hadid used simple (but effective!) styling tricks to elevate her chunky white turtleneck dress, a silhouette that could easily veer into frumpy territory if accessorized the wrong way. Here, she used It girl flourishes instead, transforming the look’s classic appeal into one more cool and youthful in finish.
Cut in a mini length above the knee, Hadid’s long-sleeved sweater dress was given a defined waist via a hefty gold chain belt by Chanel. (The in-your-face logo’d belt buckles of the early 2000s are indeed having a comeback.) The touch of designer status was just enough to give the ensemble some chic factor, without being too try hard or ostentatious. She further completed the look with pointed, two-tone snakeskin boots, and a black top-handle bag with some serious gold hardware—to match the eye-catching belt, of course.