Taiba Akhuetie | Contributing Writer | Monday, 20 March 2017

This Is What Gigi X Tommy Hilfiger Looks Like On A Normal Human Being

This Is What Gigi X Tommy Hilfiger Looks Like On A Normal Human Being

The Debrief: Making it work for the London life

There was a lot of hype surrounding the Tommy X Gigi Hadid collection. While, I hand-on-heart love the range, I'll admit it's had a lot of exposure. Some, might go as far as saying too much. However, not even that has stopped me yearning for it. But, the question remains, can I wear it in an original way? Can I pull it off even though I look nothing like Gigi? So, I did the only thing I could think of: I tried it on. 

Channelling the 90s 

Tommy X Gigi, Viscose Patchwork Top Gigi Hadid, £85

I, like most of the population, thought that belly buttons were sooo 20 years ago. That was until Gigi said they were back. A flash of skin is the motif that features heavily in this collection. As we don't live in California, and the weather in London is barely ever warm enough for this level of exposure, I paired my exposed stomach with a high neck top and wide flares.

Be A Team Player

Tommy X Gigi, Logo Bathing Suit, £70

Trackies? Check. Team vest? Check. Converse? Check. Taking a leaf out of the sports day playbook feels almost too comfy to be true. But the satin-look trousers and SS17 orange ensures it is more 2017 than 1970s Olympics. 

Back To School

Tommy X Gigi, Punto Di Roma Dress Gigi Hadid, £155

How to make a polo dress look like it doesn’t belong at a school? Team it with high-shine boots, obvs. The mismatched stripes add some adult chic to a classic preppy Tommy design, but the boots take it from teacher’s pet to badass. 

Supermodelling Like Gigi

Tommy X Gigi, Gigi Hadid Cropped Cotton Polo Shirt, £75, LuisaViaRomaTommy X Gigi, Leather Mini Skirt Gigi Hadid, £270

What says Supermodel better than a short leather skirt? And what says Californian dream better than a crop polo neck? Nothing. Case closed. 

Clash Seasons 

Tommy X Gigi, Cactus Design Jumper, £320; Tommy X Gigi, Printed Silk Maxi Dress, £315

Upon seeing this skirt I felt two things: lust and worry. It’s patchwork design, muted Tommy colours, maxi length, all got me very very excited for summer. Until I remembered we live in England, and our July evenings don’t quite match Cali's weather. The solution: throw on this heavy knit for a much-needed layer of grunge (and warmth). 

Everybody Wants Some  

Tommy X Gigi, Cotton Printed Shirt Gigi Hadid, £50; Tommy X Gigi, Flared Jeans Gigi Hadid, £150

Have you ever really wanted to channel Donna from That 70s Show’s casual style without also channelling the 15-year-old-going-through-a-rocky-relationship bit too? I think these washed flares paired with a knotted t-shirt do just do that. 

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