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Ariana Grande pulled off the growing monochrome trend over the weekend in the boldest way.
To promote the new remix of her song “34 + 35” featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, the 27-year-old singer herself took to Instagram in a daring ensemble. The all-black look layered a scoop-neck bodysuit over fishnet tights with towering heels to match; set atop a stiletto heel measuring around 4 inches in height, the sleek pumps came set with patent uppers and a pointed-toe front.
As for her legwear, fishnet tights are a surefire way to add a bit of flair and edge to an ensemble; the tights are a favorite of Grande herself as well as Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Cardi B among other stars.
When she isn’t in towering heels and dressed up duds, the “Positions” singer can oftentimes be found in a mix of on-trend styles. In December, for example, she debuted her off-duty style of the day in a relaxed white crop top and dark wash jeans covered with a soft brown trench coat.
Her footwear, though, is where the “excuse me, i love you” star really incorporated her bold taste. The hit musician slipped her feet into a pair of classic white socks topped with chunky sandals courtesy of Balenciaga. The double-strap sandal features intertwined leather and rubber uppers secured with adjustable Velcro straps.
Footwear fans go back and forth on their thoughts on socks and sandals. While the combination is considered disharmonizing by some, others prefer the layering as it allows you to wear your favorite open-toe designs year-round. Brands like Fendi, Anna Sui, Simone Rocha and more included socks and sandals together in their recent runway shows — and you can even find Justin Bieber, Halle Berry, Kendall Jenner and Kanye West rocking their own takes on the disputed footwear combo.
Grande’s part in particular incorporated another hit trend for 2020: “ugly” sandals. Like clogs and ballet flats, “ugly” sandals, experienced a revitalization amongst growing celebrity style trends and footwear favorites this year; the new appreciation for comfortable sandal styles comes with an increased desire for ease of wear and stability in the fashion world amidst the current environment. You can shop the “Needy” singer’s special designer pair for $725 at Net-a-Porter.
As for Grande herself, the Grammy Award-winning artist has never been one to shy away from a bold footwear moment. In fact, the 5-foot-3-inch singer more often than not opts for taller heels and platform lifts in everything from her on-stage looks to her off-duty style. Her previous heightened styles have come from Club Exx, Demonia, Giuseppe Zanotti, Unravel and more top labels.
When she isn’t in boots or heels, the “7 Rings” musician keeps things casual in Nike Air Force 1 kicks, Crocs clogs and Naked Wolfe chunky sneakers amongst other styles. Her career in fashion extends beyond just a stylish closet, though. She was named the face of Givenchy’s fall ’19 campaign and previously partnered with Reebok to help debut a brand new silhouette for fall ’18.
For chic style, test out these classic pumps for a look inspired by Ariana Grande herself.
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Clcik through the gallery to discover more of Ariana Grande’s boldest looks over the years.