She’s the breakthrough hip-hop success story of 2017 who became the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill in 1998 – say hello to the irrepressible Cardi B.
Since making waves on social media in 2013 from her career as a stripper and for her unapologetic ‘no filter’ attitude, the 25-year-old rapper went on to release 2 mixtapes before the release of her eagerly anticipated (and record-smashing) debut single Bodak Yellow.
Partnering with big names such as M.A.C and Marx Jacobs, Cardi’s affinity for fashion (with a particular penchant for Louboutin heels) is no secret. Documenting her best looks on her Instagram for her 15.2 million fans, the rapper’s larger than life outfits reflect her exuberant personality perfectly.
Read on for the lowdown on Cardi’s recent style highlights, and how you can steal her statement shades!
High Fashion Throwback
We’re in love with Cardi’s cover shoot for New York magazine. It’s all about the hot pinks in the standout shot, with the rapper adorning a raspberry dogtooth coat, complete with fluffy cuffs, and killer nails to match.
A chunky gold necklace draws the bold look together, but for us, it’s all about those 90s throwback tinted shades.
Round frames were the success story of 2017, and for an easy touch of nostalgic chic, it’s easy to see why.
We think the Ray-Ban RB3547N are the perfect style steal, with their pink tinted lenses and iconic 90s label. Grab them below!
Cardi continues her love of pink in the celebratory shot above. Working a flamingo feather style jacket over a dazzling bralette and embellished hot pants, it’s every bit the showstopping look we’ve come to expect from the singer.
We’re digging her retro pink shades here, too. Throwback fashion continues to be a big trend, and if committing to a full-on outfit isn’t quite for you, simple accessories that give a nod to bygone eras are a great way to tap into the trend.
The Kate Spade NIKKI/S make for the perfect throwback frame (and we’ve no doubt would get Cardi’s seal of approval!). Grab them below for your own touch of retro glam.
It’s another throwback inspired shot here, with Cardi accessorising her emerald ensemble with 90s-inspired oval frames.
We’re loving Cardi’s playful use of fabrics here to really make an impact. The high shine of her corset contrasts perfectly with the muted tones of the fluffy detailing, while the black skinny jeans balance the whole look.
Completing her outfit with the 90s inspired shades gives the look a cyberpunk vibe, and we can’t get enough of it!
The CH Carolina Herrera SHE696 shades make for the perfect throwback addition to any outfit (while adding a touch of glamour to the whole affair too!). Grab them below!
Sport-luxe takes centre stage here, with Cardi working a race car inspired look on the set of the video for her track MotorSport. Stripes of neon green pop against the blacks and whites, creating an effortlessly bold look.
Her oversized shades here are equally as statement. With a pink tint and rounded shape, they contrast perfectly with the colours and lines of her motorsport outfit.
Steal her style with the Kate Spade LAMONICA/S. Their oversized frames, tinted lenses and gold arms and bridge are a winning combination!
Unapologetically oversized wayfarers are the order of the day in the above shot. Wearing an open Breton stripe shirt and a hot pink lip, Cardi is giving us serious summer vibes.
We’re loving the modern update on the classic wayfarer shape here. Clear frames make the perfect base to any outfit and takes the stress out of coordinating or contrasting colours.
The Savannah 8121 shades are a great option, and the perfect style steal (that won’t break the bank either!). Grab them below.
It’s a dazzling display for Cardi in the shot above for New Yorker magazine. Adorning a high-necked, ruffle sleeved gold top and entirely sequined cropped trousers, paired with velvet plum high heels and retro shades, it’s a knockout look for the rapper.
Tap into the high fashion retro-chic vibe with the Salvatore Ferragamo SF831S. Grab them below for your new favourite wardrobe staple!
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