Gigi Hadid Shows How to Style a Slip Skirt the Elevated Way

Her method involves some tonal matching and eye-candy jewelry.

Gigi Hadid leaves for a talk show appearance wearing a white sweater over a slip skirt
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Red carpets and runways are usually the places where summer trends start and styling hacks get introduced. But when you're a model like Gigi Hadid, your off-duty looks are just as instructive. Case in point: This weekend, Gigi Hadid unintentionally showed exactly how to style a slip skirt with her chic outfit for an outdoor dinner.

Hadid was one of several guests who toasted longtime friend Leah McCarthy at an intimate barbecue on Sunday, July 7. In a photo posted by her pal, the model can be seen holding up a watermelon pink cocktail and wearing the blueprint for an elevated-yet-relaxed look.

Her outfit starts with a lightweight, V-neck sweater—mostly likely from her cashmere label, Guest in Residence. She loosely tucked it into a champagne slip skirt with a ruffled hem, then layered on custom charm necklaces from Hart and Jacquie Aiche to complete the look. (Hadid is a noted fan of personalized charm jewelry; two weeks ago, she gifted a custom ring to Taylor Swift.)

Leah McCarthy stands with Gigi Hadid at a friends' cookout for a birthday, where Gigi Hadid demonstrates how to style a silk slip skirt

Gigi Hadid served an unintentional lesson in how to style a slip skirt at her friend's birthday dinner.

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Hadid's slip skirt outfit only included four pieces (that were visible in the post, anyway), but they spoke volumes. The rich textures—champagne satin! Cuddly cashmere! Gold charms!—all lightly contrasted one another without feeling too opulent for the party's relaxed al fresco energy. The sweater was ever-so-slightly more baggy than the slip skirt, making the latter's more elegant shape and fabric appear equally laid-back. In other words, this outfit was a perfect play on juxtaposition within a creamy neutral palette—and with so few pieces, it could likely be thrown together in minutes.

Of all the models walking New York City's sidewalks and taking over Instagram and TikTok, Gigi Hadid (and her stylist, Mimi Cuttrell) are the most adept at building inventive outfit formulas from everyday pieces. Just like the model showed how to style a slip skirt this weekend, she also demonstrated how to wear a sweater dress over jeans for a late-May TV appearance. For her, the key was in choosing a light, button-front silhouette that could be half-way undone—transforming her dress into an oversize cardigan. Genius.

Shortly after, Hadid also proved that 2024's It sneakers and a white skirt make the perfect pairing. Her lineup included Adidas Sambas and a tiered lace layer.

Gigi Hadid leaves her car in pointed toe flats and a sweater dress

Earlier this summer, Gigi Hadid gave another style tutorial in making a sweater dress look chic over jeans.

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While Gigi Hadid spent the weekend toasting her close friend, her sister was test-driving a number of summer trends and tearing up the rodeo scene. Bella Hadid cowgirl-ified summer's eyelet lace trend in an Instagram Story on July 7, pairing one of the Gap x Dôen dresses with a paisley bandana.

Bella's look might be slightly more at home on the range, but Gigi Hadid's low-key slip skirt tutorial is a fit anywhere.

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Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.