It's safe to say that 2018 has been a big year for rapper/songwriter Cardi B. From breaking multiple records with her debut album to sitting front row at New York Fashion Week (next to Anna Wintour no less), it's clear that Cardi B is set to leave her mark on both the music and fashion worlds one statement-making outfit at a time.
Known for her penchant for Ugg boots as well as luxury It items (see: "I like those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks."), Cardi B's style never disappoints. With the help of her stylist, Kollin Carter, she's already worked with some of the industry's top designers, including Christian Siriano, Moschino, and Alexander Wang. Her ability to mix high-end labels with more affordable pieces has made Cardi one to watch on the red carpet.
With her highly anticipated collaboration with the online retailer Fashion Nova set to be released in November, Cardi B can officially be dubbed as this year's most promising style star. Read on to take a look at some of our favorite Cardi B ensembles that we won't be forgetting anytime soon, and some of the tips to channel the star's style yourself.
On Cardi B: Alejandro Collection custom pants, bustier, and jacket; Louis Vuitton Laureate Desert Boot ($1310).
Style Notes: An all-white outfit is a fashion-girl uniform that is perennially chic. Paired with white accessories, Cardi B successfully channeled the legendary R&B girl group TLC during her Coachella set.
On Cardi B: Custom Christian Siriano dress
Style Notes: The long sleeves and trumpet silhouette give this (major bump-revealing) ensemble an Old Hollywood feel.
On Cardi B: Steve Madden Dominique Boots ($99)
Style Notes: A polo dress usually can read a bit country club, but choosing one with a graphic pattern or in a bold colorway make the traditionally preppy piece feel unexpected.
On Cardi B: Christian Siriano blazer and trousers.
Style Notes: Matching sets are the perfect way to look effortlessly polished. Top the look with a (faux) fur throw for added oomph.
Style Notes: Vintage-inspired fashion will never go out of style. Cardi's head-to-toe retro look is accentuated by classic black gloves, cat-eye sunglasses, and a feather jacket. The results are nothing short of cool.
On Cardi B: Carolina Herrera Off-Shoulder Faille Wrap Cocktail Dress ($2690)
Style Notes: The-off-the-shoulder neckline and the slit up the front is a modern take on the classic LBD.
On Cardi B: Ashi dress; Christian Louboutin Follies Lace heels ($795); Messika jewelry.
Style Notes: The voluminous sleeves and the long train add the perfect amount of drama to this red carpet look.
On Cardi B: Givenchy jacket and pants; Christian Louboutin So Kate 120 Pumps ($725)
Style Notes: Cardi B's all-red outfit proves that coordinating pieces in similar shades packs a punch. Bonus points if you can find accessories to match.