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There are a few fiercely debated outfit combos that most people err on the side of caution for in order to avoid a sartorial misstep. Right up there, wearing whites after Labour Day the verdict is also out on black head-toe outfits. Although often packed with New York’s beautiful world, whose style files are full of shadowy ensembles, wearing a colorless outfit is actually quite controversial. In these cases, a magnate style must be used to determine whether a look is considered trendy, or whether the wearer has committed a faux pas. Leave it to none other than FENTY’s creator to clear up something all-black ensembles are not only permitted, they’re in style. Rihanna’s head-to-toe black outfit just proved that and it’s filled with items that ought to be on the radar.

On Nov. 8, the multi-hyphenate was out in Santa Monica, where her onyx-hued look allowed her to maintain a low profile (except for her cherry red nail polish, of course). She selected a glossy black bucket hat for her headwear, syncing it with her shadowy quarter zip and woolen peacoat. Two main styles—a pair of straight leg pants in slick black leather, and Prada’s square-toed boots below—were seen in the knee-length outerwear. Rather than layer one flat black model over another, the singer-turned-entrepreneur went for various textures for a high-impact look.

As for the jewels, Rihanna wore a shimmering diamond ring (on her middle finger, to cast away any confusion) that shimmered along with her patent leather items. The whole look is stylized to perfection, calling on Rihanna’s iconic cool-girl style and showing off her pristine knack for layering. It’s extremely easy to replicate, too as chance will have it. Simply style every black peacoat with a pair of slick pants and finish with square-toed boots like Rihanna’s. Kangol’s bucket hat is almost Rihanna’s dupe, too—and it’s perfect for getting bad hair days on hand all the time of the fall and winter.

To get a full preview, including her exact Prada knee-highs, browse below:

Liquid Mercury Bucket $47.25 | Kangol

The Cocoon Coat $250 | Everlane

W’s Stormrunner Fleece Jacket in Midnight $154 | Janji

Gretna Trouser $145 | Nisse

Square Toe Faux Patent Leather Knee High Boot $1,200 | Prada


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