Like it or not, Gigi Hadid has become a harbinger of fashion trends. One day we’ll see her out in a pair of black jeans and before you know it, everyone will be sporting darker denim. So when we spotted the model out and about in New York City the other day with the ankle straps of her shoes tied around the bottom of her jeans (as opposed to hidden under them), we started the countdown to this styling trick becoming ubiquitous.
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Truth is, Gigi is not the first star to think of this unconventional shoe flaunting hack. Joan Smalls, for example, took to Instagram to show off her glittery Gucci body stocking (aka Rihanna’s incognito Coachella pick) tucked into Gucci ankle-strap sandals. While we’re pretty sure you won’t be rocking the pricey one-piece this summer, you can copy the new tucking method with a pair of perfect-for-summer ankle-strap sandals or pumps.
The key is to look for shoes with bold ankle straps or cuffs that call out for attention and pair them with slim-fitted jeans, pants or leggings. Make sure you opt for ones with adjustable ties so you can work the trend with a variety of looks. You’ll earn extra credit for wrapping up baggier hems.
Check out our top footwear picks for this trick below.