>We should know better than to assume we know all about Rihanna’s style. She’s a chameleon, to say the least, and fearless to try any trend and make it her own. But her footwear choice last night not only felt unexpected from the singer and soon-to-be big-screen actress. It was a surprising choice, period.
>Dressed in sweats and a leather jacket, Rihanna stepped out in New York last night with a pair of super-sparkly pointed-toe stilettos. While an everyday party shoe is certainly a move Sarah Jessica Parker has worn before, sneakers or even lug-sole boots seem more like Rihanna’s go-to choice. So naturally this ensemble had us wondering where she could be headed. A low-key disco that calls for comfy clothes? A quick run to the store, and, hey, why not make it feel special?
>Either way, perhaps there’s something more to this unexpected shoe choice than meets the eye. We instantly feel more fancy and excited when we slip into a party heel. And if we can re-create that sensation and stay in our sweatpants at the same time, well, why not?
>Scroll down to see Rihanna’s entire ensemble.
On Rihanna: Balenciaga Leather Swing Moto Jacket ($3350) and shoes; Trapstar pants; Céline bag.
Style Icon: Rihanna
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