Talk about white hot! With the weather warming up, Cardi B is giving a whole new twist on the staple spring-and-summer neutral, matching her now-signature Hermès bags with a shoe style that is fast becoming one of her favorites. Leave it to Cardi B to make simple, seasonal white look suddenly edgy.
With her a new hair hue in va va voom waves, colored in a way that’s reminiscent of a tropical summer sunset to the white split-toe boots, nothing about her look is expected, literally from head to toe. The “WAP” rapper proved once again she knows how to mix a range of elements for a one-of-a-kind outfit. Who else could layer a Care Bears print snap-closure button down (hello, ’80s kids!) over a sultry white corset, pair it with distressed denim, and then accessorize with oversized gold hoop earrings and white camel-toe boots. And let’s not forget the white Hermés bag resting on the piano behind her, just one of many of the highly-prized carriers from the French luxury brand that the rapper has acquired over the past few years.
Cardi B is no stranger to bustiers and corsets, and to keep the structured top decidedly fresh, pairing it with distressed jeans is a clever way to ground the look. The New York City native, who was named the 2020 FNAA Style Influencer of the Year, has aced mastering a range of looks, from high luxury to street style.
Pulling off a camel-toe on purpose—especially on your feet—is no easy fashion feat, as Cardi B does here, leading the herd. The iconic shoes, which Maison Margiela pioneered years ago (taking inspiration from split-toe socks that originated in Japan, called “tabi,”) and has been making variations of for several seasons actually has a connection to the rapper: Both have a partnership with Reebok. The athletic brand is now making versions of Margiela’s classic Tabi boot in sneaker form, with its most recent style debuting earlier this week.
To copy Cardi B’s quirky split-toe boots, you can nab a pair of Maison Margiela boots for yourself. But if you’re not a fan of camel-toes of any sort, a cute pair of white booties is close enough.
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