Rihanna gets a head start on the sports-luxe trend in Alexander Wang

03 January 2012 by

In today’s issue of Grazia we’ve placed bets on all things sporty, to race ahead in the style tracks this year and given you a hotlist of the best pieces to rock both on a workout and the sidewalk. Well looky here… we’re barely into January and our prediction has been made true (naturally) thanks to our most reliable barometer of new hot trends – Miss Beat-You-To-It Rihanna. Running shorts? With heels? Yeah, you heard right. And we think she’s slam-dunked it.

Of course she’s first to boldly step into the look and make a high fashion statement with sportswear – but our girl RiRi knows how to get it right. Go straight (don’t deviate with any gym nonsense) to the man who basically owns the athletic aesthetic for the 21st Century – Alexander Wang. For a little stroll in Miami, the leggy songtress paired up his Resort ’11 ‘Starter’ shorts with a pair of his ‘Chloe’ sandals. Despite the equally sporty slouchy tucked-in white tee, the clever lady made sure she looks nothing but catwalk bound by A.) wearing a very very VERY high heel, B.) being perfectly made-up with a good ‘do, slick makeup and red nails and C.) piling on some running-machine-unfriendly gold jewellery. Now THIS is the kind of exercise we really like.

So will you work this look out for spring? Or is it one that should stay on the runways? Or maybe the running tracks? Tell us below…


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