Cardi B was seen heading out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Santa Ana, Calif. yesterday, styled in a power suit. The rapper went to court to face a copyright-infringement lawsuit for allegedly misusing a man’s picture on the cover art of her 2016 debut mixtape.
Surrounded by press, the “I Like It” rapper suited up in a tan Veronica Beard three piece which consisted of a button up vest, which she wore overtop a white button down shirt, a fitted blazer and high rise flared trousers.
In true Cardi fashion, the lining of the blazer jacket was a bold peekaboo leopard print that offered her ensemble a touch of whimsy and fun despite the formal nature. Adding a casual touch to her look, the artist fastened a floral scarf to her head and carried a mini chrome quilted Chanel lambskin bag over her arm. The silver accessory was a playful touch that broke up the majority neutral hues present in her outfit.
Women’s suits are usually tailored two-piece designs made specifically for a woman’s form. Women’s suits often feature a skirt or fitted pants with a matching blazer. The style emerged in the early 1900s during the Suffragette Movement, but didn’t hit peak popularity until the 1980s as more women entered the workforce. The business forward style is sometimes worn as a way to empower the wearer, but more often than not, it’s used as a more comfortable alternative to a formal dress.
Along with her structured suit, Cardi slipped into nude pumps with a glossy finish. The sharp footwear featured prominent pointed toes, as well as thin stiletto heels ranging from 3-4 inches in height. The neutral pair gave her look a slick style and a slight boost, while also instantly streamlining her outfit.