Rihanna Hits the Airport in This Season’s Most Dazzling Shoe
If there’s one thing Rihanna knows, it’s how to take a casual, comfy airport look and give it a fashion-forward twist. Her favorite style formula when it comes to travelling is a luxe take on sweats paired with a heel: She’s been spotted multiple times in riffs on the look, usually opting for a trusty pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps.
And yesterday, while touching down at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, she took this style signature one step further, with a little help from this season’s most eye-catching shoe. Wearing her trademark sweats and an oversized fleece jacket in black, she added a touch of disco ball sparkle with a pair of Bottega Veneta almond-toe pumps, crafted from suede and covered with shimmering mirrored detailing. It wasn’t necessarily the most obvious choice for a long-haul flight, but then again, it’s Rihanna we’re talking about here.
It isn’t the first time the singer and fashion mogul has professed her love for the Italian house since it was taken over by the former Celine designer Daniel Lee in 2018. She’s been seen on multiple occasions carrying “The Pouch,” Bottega’s insanely popular It bag, and even arrived to the same airport last September wearing a pair of the label’s quilted leather mules.