Rihanna really is just like us. Over the weekend, the Fenty founder was spotted going out to dinner with A$AP Rocky and their one-year-old son, RZA, at the Four Seasons in New York City. She was initially photographed arriving at the hotel restaurant in an (almost) all-black ensemble: skintight jumpsuit, pointed stiletto heels, zip-up hoodie, and small shoulder bag with silver hardware that paired perfectly with her chunky silver choker. She finished the look with a swipe of red lipstick and an oversized navy blue rain coat, likely worn by necessity to shield her from the rain.
After dinner, however, Rihanna did what all city-living It-girls sometimes must, and changed into Alaïa rhinestone-studded lambskin ballet flats for the soggy walk back to her car. She was even spotted wearing the same pair of rubber-soled slippers a few days prior when she and A$AP were photographed carrying their sons out of an apartment building after enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner. Dark balletcore and punk rock ballerina vibes seem to be a growing red carpet trend too. Just look at the Black Swan–worthy Schiaparelli minidress Natalie Portman wore to the premiere of her new thriller May-December.
Carrying a spare set of ballet flats around with you is an age-old hack for women on the go, and it’s thrilling to see a celebrity — a fashion darling, no less — unabashedly put her subway flats to good use. Stars, they’re just like us! And, clearly, the indie sleaze ballet flat renaissance is still going strong.
That’s not the only trend Rihanna seems to be embracing. In recent months, she’s been gradually lightening her hair from bronde to honey blonde, also known as cosy blonde. Selena Gomez just debuted highlights in a similar butterscotch shade. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian revealed her freshly bleached mane at the 2023 GQ Men of the Year Awards, as did Keke Palmer when she hosted the BET Soul Train Awards.
This article originally appeared on GLAMOUR US.