This weekend in New York City, you could suddenly feel a light crisp in the air—fall has officially arrived. This means one thing in the fashion world: jacket weather! Now’s the time to bust out your favorite outerwear and start thinking about layering. Naturally, Rihanna is already on it. The stylish superstar was spotted out in the city last night wearing a transitional look that combined a glamorous and sporty vibe. And her light jacket happens to be a style that’s been trending on the recent runways.
Rihanna’s look by Dion Lee included a ruched jersey mini dress and a racing-style zip-up hood jacket, both from the label’s spring 2023 collection (shown just this past New York Fashion Week). The sporty jacket is one that’s been emerging as one of the season’s biggest trends: We also saw striped racing jackets at Diesel, techy-fabric anoraks at Puma, and varsity jackets at Kenzo fit for a jock. Of course, the catwalks all styled such performance-inspired coats with something more formal, and Rihanna couldn’t help but give hers a dressier feel too. Her black Balenciaga over-the-knee boots, for one, made it feel more vampy and party-ready—as did her diamond jewelry and vintage Tom Ford-era Gucci clutch. It simply wouldn’t be a Rihanna outfit if it didn’t combine a bunch of things that shouldn’t go together—yet, in her hands, always do. She’s the master of mixing.
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