Attention: Gigi Hadid Approves This Chic Jacket-Wearing Method
The coats are coming off — but not because it's Summer and we're shedding our layers. In fact, we're still keeping our arms in the sleeves of our jackets, just not fully fastening the piece as it's meant to be. While you'll see Kim Kardashian and style stars making the switch from the cape style — when the jacket is draped across your shoulders — to the "undone" slouch, the look started on the Fall '16 runways.
At Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia pulled puffers down and away from embellished turtlenecks, achieving the perfect blend of luxe polish and street cool. And the Off-White models let their tailored coats slip ever so slightly south. Bloggers and editors attended the shows in ensembles that followed suit. Susie Lau, Aimee Song, and Chiara Ferragni are all fans of this updated, more casual method of layering.
Of course, it was only a matter of time until Kim Kardashian stepped out, taking the trend to the next level. She unzipped her pearl-finished Balmain design and draped it around her see-through dress like a shawl — and now the Hadid sisters are following suit. Read on to see their go at the latest jacket styling trick, starting with its transition from the catwalk, where it all began.
The "Off-the-Shoulder Slouch" on the Runways
The "Off-the-Shoulder Slouch" on the Street
On Aimee Song.
On Susie Lau.
On Susie Lau.
On Shea Marie and Caroline Vreeland.
On Chiara Ferragni.
The "Off-the-Shoulder Slouch" on Kim Kardashian
The "Off-the-Shoulder Slouch" on Gigi Hadid
Gigi tried out the look with a shearling coat and slip dress, accessorizing with her Versace bag and Stuart Weitzman boots.