Hot take: Rihanna is fashion's MVP of 2016. Seriously -- who else can pull off a coat made out of the skin of 50 Elmos and still look like she could've been the inspiration behind Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York?" Who else could've gotten Anna Wintour's stamp of approval and not only performed at the Met Gala, but covered Vogue FOUR TIMES? No wonder Tom Ford worships her (as does Drake, but he's another story).
Rihanna stepped in as the creative director at Puma in 2014, and while the collaboration has spawned slides, creepers and kicks, it hadn't produced any apparel -- until now. FENTY PUMA by Rihanna went on sale today and it's good. It's clearly quintessential Rihanna with oversized silhouettes, plenty of midriff baring and sneaker boots. The collection was inspired by Japanese street culture, with heavy sport and music influences, too.
We've selected two key pieces from RiRi's collection: the kimono-sleeve track jacket and the lace-up bra top (below).The trick to styling each piece is to avoid making them too feminine. Instead, go heavy on the neutrals and remember to prioritize comfort (think sneakers and roomy army jackets.)