Rihanna Wore Thong Heels With an Impossible-to-Get Bag
If anyone can make this questionable shoe work, it's Rih.
After dressing up for date night, Rihanna went casual for her next outing in Los Angeles. She traded in her fringed mini and leather outerwear for a more laid-back ensemble, which happened to include one of the hardest-to-get bags du jour combined with one of the most controversial shoe trends: high-heel flip-flops. Her entire outfit seemed to be a throwback to the '00s, with a navy blue tracksuit (though it was Adidas, not Juicy Couture), Fenty heels, a trucker hat by Esso, and a huge white bowling bag from the Prada and Adidas collaboration.
The whole look is a huge 180 from some of fashion's most popular trends, like tiny micro bags and sleek minimalism, though her recent embrace of throwback looks (she wore vintage Marc Jacobs and Gucci a few weeks ago on a bookstore run) is keeping her at the forefront of everyone nostalgia for all things Aughts.
Vogue notes Rih's bag was initially released in 2019 — and was a throwback to a style from 2000 — and Prada and Adidas only released 700 bundles (priced at $3,170, according to Sneaker News), which included the bag and a pair of Superstars. They promptly sold out and are now only available on resale sites. A second release of the shoes came in 2020, adding three colorways to the offering. Unfortunately for any collectors looking to grab the bag, it wasn't re-issued.
The easy casual look is just the latest statement-making outfit from Rihanna's closet. In addition to her vintage picks, she wore a black baseball cap with a matching mask and leather jacket to a Stop Asian Hate rally in New York City and vintage Versace shades with a Celine shirt for a trip to the grocery store.