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Rihanna’s Love of Fur Hats Continues, Even Amid Summer

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It usually isn’t too hard to keep up with the many trends Rihanna sets, but following suit this time around will take some bravery (and sweat): Lately, she’s been wearing pink fuzzy hats amid the summer heat. The singer stepped out in her second in a little over a month while in New York City on Monday, again calling to mind the larger-than-life chapeau that Pamela Anderson memorably wore to the 1999 VMAs. Marking another moment for the big pants, little tops trend, she paired her matching pin camisole with a baggy pair of camouflage cargos. Last but not least, she threw in another accessory not typically seen on a summer night: checkered sunglasses.

Out-there as it may seem, the statement item is actually relatively low-key compared to the other pink fuzz Rihanna has been sporting this summer, starting with a fur bucket hat while on a date night with A$AP Rocky in late June. It had enough of a presence to distract from the other standout of her monochrome ensemble: Her matching pink slip dress was actually vintage John Galliano, circa Christian Dior spring 2002. A couple of weeks later, she again turned up in pink (faux) fur. Rihanna was spotted in a fluffy faux-fur jacket, which Virgil Abloh had only just debuted on the Louis Vuitton men’s runway, on the set of a music video.

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Rihanna first turned heads in a fluffy fur bucket hat all the way back in February of 2020. She revisited the style this past April in a fur hat so oversized, it arguably put Anderson’s to shame. For those not yet ready to make such a statement, consider starting out with a classic Prada bucket hat accented with its classic triangular logo. Rihanna approves of those, too—though the one she wore most recently was still somewhat bold, in a green textured leather.

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