Cardi B’s $80 Leopard Bikini and Bejeweled 5.7-Inch Dolce & Gabbana Heels Are the Ultimate High-Low-Pairing

Cardi B pulled off another one of her legendary swimsuit and heels photo shoots last night.

Taking to Instagram, the 27-year-old entertainer sported a two-piece leopard-print bikini from Fashion Nova. The suit includes a triangle top and a cheeky bottom. Both pieces feature rhinestone trim, and the set is available to shop on the brand’s site for $80.

Well the bikini made a statement, when it came to the ensemble, Cardi wrote in an Instagram caption, it was “all about the shoes” for her.

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It’s all about the shoes for me

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On her feet, the “I Like It” hit maker sported eye-catching 5.7-inch Dolce & Gabbana Bianca wedge sandals. Matching Cardi’s bikini, the shoes boast a leopard-print upper with a bejeweled buckle adorning the brown leather strap. The Italian-made heels feature a cut-out metal wedge structure that has been hand-covered in wicker, along with a logoed leather insole and heat-pressed logo on the polished bottom. On the Dolce & Gabbana website, the shoes can be snagged for $2,895.

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Dolce & Gabbana wicker heels as worn by Cardi B.
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This isn’t the first time that Cardi has opted for a high-low mix in recent weeks. Last week, the A-lister posed on Instagram in Fashion Nova’s 5-inch No Regrets sandals — which sell for just $30. She teamed the affordable heels with a vintage surf wave dress from Chanel’s spring ’02 collection, as well as a matching Hermès Birkin bag.

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My belly don’t wanna hide nomooo😩 #foodie

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Cardi has successfully parlayed her fame in the music space into several high-profile fashion deals. The “Bodak Yellow” performer has put out multiple collections with Fashion Nova and recently partnered with the label to give away a total of $1 million ($1,000 per hour while funds lasted) to individuals experiencing financial stress during the pandemic. Additionally, Cardi has been a Reebok ambassador since November 2018 and frequently appears in advertising for the brand.

When she’s not in Fashion Nova or Reebok, Cardi can often be found in designer duds, choosing styles from the likes of Chanel, Mugler and Balenciaga. The “Love and Hip Hop” alum puts together her ensembles with the assistance of celebrity stylist Kollin Carter, who also counts Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland and Normani as clients.

While Cardi’s bathing suit was accessibly priced, Dolce & Gabbana heels may not be in everyone’s budget. Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of more affordable options that you can shop now.

Soda, leopard-print sandals
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To Buy: Soda Women’s Open Toe Wedge, $40.

JLO Jennifer Lopez, wedge heels
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To Buy: JLo Jennifer Lopez Ondina Espadrille Wedge, $80.

Steve Madden, leopard sandals
CREDIT: Courtesy of Steve Madden

To Buy: Steve Madden McKenna Leopard, $100.

Click through the gallery for a look back at some of Cardi B’s top style moments.

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