Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa are practically sisters (in-law), so when they stepped out together to attend the first birthday of Gigi Hadid’s baby daughter Khai, they pulled out all the ‘cool aunty’ stops.
The duo attended the private event held in Gigi’s Manhattan apartment, and were pictured en route with their preppy outfits on full show.
Bella, who’s single-handedly become the poster girl for the reemergence of Y2K fashion this year opted for a cropped white shirt worn open over a fitted black tank top. It reached below the waist of a printed red midi-skirt, a subtle nod (and unexpected flashback) to the days where tank tops were worn long and layered in the early 2000s.
Meanwhile Dua opted for a preppy two-piece featuring a checkered pleated mini and a cropped button up shirt. She added white socks with black chunky tartan heels.
Seeing the pair walk side-by-side across New York City was like something out of an early 2000s rom-com—one of our favourite kinds.
Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve seen Dua and Bella give us a memorable joint style lesson. Back in August the singer (who dates Bella’s brother Anwar) celebrated her 26th birthday with a countryside celebration amongst her nearest and dearest.
“Happy Birfday to our dulapeepa, I adore you x 555,” Bella wrote to Instagram alongside several pictures.
“Thank you for being everything you are – kind loving generous caring and absolutely CUTE. You are so loved!!!!!”
While holidaying in the UK in August, the pair were also spotted in Soho, where again, they both brought a touch of nostalgia to their dining-out ensembles.
Bella opted for a printed cami and low-rise jeans, while Dua wore an open button up top and stonewash jeans.
There’s absolutely no doubt the pair are trailblazers in 2021 fashion, and with their aesthetics firmly remaining in early 2000s-core, we’ll no doubt round out the year in a whirlwind of bright colours, halter tops and Von Dutch hats.