Rihanna in New York on May 8.
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If there’s one thing we know about Rihanna, it’s that she LOVES breaking the rules (I mean, her Instagram name isn’t BadGalRiRi for nothin’), and last night was no exception. She was spotted in NYC yesterday wearing a button-up shirt… that wasn’t buttoned. Now, we’re not talking about the whole grunge-inspired open flannel shirt with a tee underneath look, we’re talking about a GORGE Balmain (thanks to Courtney Justice for that ID!) patterned blouse that she just straight-up decided to leave open with no shirt/bra/anything underneath (besides her signature body chain, of course). She managed to keep it closed by tucking it into a matching Balmain teal skater skirt (SMART) and finished the look with pointy nude pumps and giant hoop earrings.
Now, hahaha, imagining any one else in the WORLD trying out this look in real life is totally laughable because, um, hai, wind exists and one wrong step could mean flashing a mob of people, but Rihanna, as usual, manages to pull off the unthinkable in the most badass of ways. Even from the side, she keeps the cleav at bay, and honestly, we have to give it up to Ri for managing to werk this sartorial phenomenon in the most extraordinary of ways. *golf claps* This also just COULD be just another excuse for Rihanna to show off that killer chest tattoo she got last fall, but either way, we can’t say we totally hate this twist on the traditional button-up shirt. What do you think about Rihanna’s unbuttoned top? Lets us know in the comments below!