Nicki Minaj Is a Burberry Barbie in a Plaid Bralette & Board Shorts With Trendy Thong Heels

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Nicki Minaj turned herself into a Burberry Barbie this week with flair.

The newly blonde rapper molded pieces from the British luxury house on Tuesday night as shared on Instagram with her 153 million followers. The outfit included a sports bra-style bralette and tie-waist board shorts both coated in a signature brown Burberry plaid print.

To complement the look further, Minaj then added in an unmissable Chun-Li necklace as well as a few layers of eye-catching chainlink anklets. Anklets became a must-have accessory throughout the 1990s and have since experienced a revival in tandem with a revitalization of major ’90s style trends, including square-toe footwear, mom jeans and platforms.

In addition to her trendy anklets, the “Super Bass” musician also broke out another major shoe style for the summer: thong heels.

Thong-toe footwear also returned to the celebrity scene last year as one of its biggest trends and has already stuck around in 2021. Be it classic flip-flops or thong-toe heels, the minimalistic silhouette falls in line with the aforementioned ’90s-inspired revitalization of fashion. Stars like Kendall Jenner along with Meryl Streep, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez amongst other major names are continuing to support the trend in even cooler temperatures.

Minaj’s pair in particular taps Alexander Wang for its Julie lug-sole silhouette, a 4.25-inch pair that retails typically for $595 but is on sale for $411 at Ssense and Saks.

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Alexander Wang Julie sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Ssense

When it comes to her go-to style, Nicki Minaj’s outfit yesterday fell perfectly in line with the rapper’s eccentric taste. On any given day, you can find the Grammy-nominated artist in everything from a mesh Fendi dress to 7-inch Pleaser heels and custom Brother Vellies lace-up sandals; most recently her go-to picks even include Chanel-charmed Crocs clogs. Also in her closet are footwear styles from Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin and Alexander McQueen amongst other brands. Her top labels for apparel include Versace, Marc Jacobs and Burberry as well.

Beyond her own personal style, the “Bang Bang” rapper also has served as the face of campaigns for Adidas, Pepsi and Diesel in addition to creating her own unique capsule with Fendi in 2019.

Try out the thong-toe sandal trend yourself in these pairs inspired by Nicki Minaj.

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Saks

Buy Now: Paris Texas Portofino Sandal, $252 (was $480).

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Farfetch

Buy Now: Senso Thong Strap Sandal, $111 (was $159).

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Farfetch

Buy Now: Aeyde Wilma Sandal, $277.

Click through the gallery for more of Nicki Minaj’s best onstage style over the years.

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