The crop top continues its reign as a runway and festival favorite, its popularity peaking in the height and heat of summer. Lately, however, it’s been finding a perfect complement in the culotte, the sleeper hit of the season: Equally abridged, both pieces work together to create a long and lean silhouette. Need further proof? Taking to the streets of New York this weekend in two different takes on the pairing was none other than Rihanna.
For daytime, RiRi kept things monochromatic in shades of black, sporting a knitted top to contrast her voluminous trousers. That evening, the 27-year-old brought things into full color, offsetting her teal trousers with a casual knotted T-shirt. The trick to her day and night crop-to-and-culotte style? A simple, stiletto sandal with an ankle strap (the fuchsia one is Dior’s Rose sandal)—adding an elegant and feminine touch to an overall festive and fun look.
André Leon Tally talks to Rihanna at the 2015 Met Gala: