Happy birthday, Bella Hadid! The top model turns 23 today. Spotted in New York City this afternoon, she celebrated the occasion with a late lunch, where she was joined by her sister, Gigi Hadid, and friend Dua Lipa, among other stylish guests. And while you may think one’s special day calls for a flashy outfit, or even a cheeky birthday hat, Hadid went for a more incognito route, opting for an all-black outfit—though it was her choice of socks, of all things, that made a statement.
Hadid hit the streets in her go-to shoe this fall: a punky pair of combat boots, with hefty lug soles, this time in the form of classic Dr. Martens. She gave them a whimsical touch, however, by pairing them with sheer, below-the-knee hosiery. Statement socks had a moment on the runways a few seasons ago, and stars such as Selena Gomez have even done luxe takes on the trend recently—she wore Fendi knee-highs last year—but Hadid’s take was more about treating the stocking as a subtle accessory, even if it still remained eye-catching.
As for her birthday suit? It was literally a suit, albeit not a traditional one: Hadid wore a techy two-piece consisting of a belted nylon jacket with a matching skirt. Around her shoulder, she also carried her favorite bag style of the moment: the ’90s-style shoulder bag. Her tiny Roberi & Fraud sunglasses, meanwhile, only accentuated the whole look’s Matrix-like vibe—Trinity is currently shaking.
Originally Appeared on Vogue