Fringe Denim and Knee-High Boots Are Essential to Halle Bailey’s Western Style

The actress traded her mermaid ensemble for a cowgirl-inspired look.
Halle Bailey.

Halle Bailey.

Halle Bailey is trading her purple bra top and green mermaid tail for a Western-inspired outfit. The Little Mermaid actress, who played Ariel in the 2023 live-action fantasy remake of the classic 1989 animated film, served modern cowgirl vibes in her latest Instagram post.

She donned medium wash denim jeans featuring a skin-tight and curve-flattering silhouette and long fringed lower half. She paired the funky pants with knee-high charcoal gray-and-brown stiletto heeled boots and an ultra-cropped white tank top. Her long dark locks were braided at the top and loose and curled at the bottom.

The singer opted for a full bronzed glam moment, including a gorgeous sultry eye, dramatic lashes, chiseled cheekbones, terracotta blush and a glossy over-lined brown lip. She accessorized with long gold earrings, a dainty pendant necklace and a Van Cleef white-and-gold bracelet.

“i’m so deep in my bag like a grandma with a peppermint 🤣❣️🎶,” the 23-year-old captioned the she carousel shared with her 7.3 million followers on Oct. 22. She quoted lyrics from Victoria Monet’s “On My Mama” and tagged makeup artist Christiana Cassell, hairstylist Tinisha Meeks and photographer D Adams.

“Bad 😍🔥,” three-time SI Swimsuit model and mom of three Chanel Iman commented.

“😍 Yea you are!!!🔥🤌🏾,” singer-songwriter Victoria Monet added.

“ALL. OF. THEM 👏😍 this hair slayssss!!!” influencer Jasmine Shenice Brown gushed.

“Mami 🔥🔥🔥,” drag performer April Carrión wrote.

“The second one eatttsss downnnnnn but all of them are 🔥🔥,” one fan chimed.

“Beautiful hair, beautiful girl. Thanks for being Ariel, Halle, you really embodied her essence,” someone else gushed.

Bailey was honored with the Gen-Z Game-Changer Award at Glamour’s 2023 Women of the Year event last week.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.