Bella Hadid can’t stop wearing these Prada boots
What do Kanye West and Bella Hadid have in common? Apparently not much, but they both like a good black boot. West (now known as Ye) is rarely seen without his big rubbery red wings these days, and Hadid can’t stop wearing his own version of a similar style. By our reckoning, the model has worn this pair of black Prada calf-high boots at least nine times so far this year (although some wear and tear may have escaped our radar), and with each style she continues to prove their versatility. Bella bought the boots from the Depop Second Skin Archive boutique in December 2020, but apparently waited to soft-launch them until January this year, when she wore them under bootcut jeans in New York City. Then, a few days later, she took them with her to London, where she paired them with a navy tracksuit. It wasn’t until the start of fashion month that shoes really got their chance to shine.
By the time Hadid arrived in Milan for fashion week last month, they were in full rotation. It’s possible that Hadid was packing light for the trip, as suddenly the boots were making a daily appearance. After appearing in the Max Mara fashion show on February 24, Hadid was escorted out of the event space by her boyfriend, Marc Kalman, and what was Hadid wearing? The black Prada boots, of course. The model wore them tights, a woolen knee-length skirt and a white tank top for a classic off-duty model look.
A day later, she stepped out the boots in the evening, teaming them with a colorful plaid skirt and cowl neck cropped top. This time, Hadid wore the boots over a pair of black knee-high socks, creating an illusion to make them look taller.
At the end of Milan Fashion Week, the Prada boots were packed up and taken to Paris, where Hadid hosted another week of fashion and street style shows. That’s where they reappeared earlier this month when Hadid wore them with a layered denim dress look, this time with sheer tights and white socks that barely peeked over the tops of the boots.
Apparently, Hadid is not only on a Prada boot kick, but also a plaid skirt kick, because the next time she was spotted in the shoes was a few days later, and the model wore a plaid skirt again. This one was a blue and green piece by Jean Paul Gautier, with a short black coat on top. Hadid paired it with a Maison Margiela off-the-shoulder corset, which she layered over a white tank top. And then, of course, the ankle boots, which stick perfectly to the hem of the skirt.
And that brings us to his most recent style of Prada boots, and perhaps the most interesting. On Monday, Hadid took them out for another round, this time using them in a well-curated outfit suitable for any young British schoolboy. The model wore the boots with brown knee high socks, which perfectly matched her pleated knee-length shorts. In addition, Hadid layered a brown shirt over another with a white collar, finishing the almost entirely monochromatic outfit with a brown button-up top.
Where will we see the boots next? Only time will tell, but something tells us we won’t have to wait too long to see these babies in action. As for how they will be styled? It’s anyone’s guess.