Rihanna Rocks Chris Brown’s Fabric-Blocked Varsity Jacket

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Completely flooding the runways and urban street corners last spring, the sport-luxe-inspired trend is set to return and flourish once again this upcoming spring/summer season. With powerful design houses like DKNY and Jean Paul Gaultier helping spearhead this look, it’s all but certain we’ll continue to see pieces like varsity jackets, baseball caps, and sneakers in our favorite shops and boutiques.

I, for one, am a huge advocate of the recent androgynous movement that kicked off last year. In my humble opinion, fashion is more about art and expression than it is about the actual garments. Having said that, if brands such as Cheap Monday and G-Star want to integrate pieces that can be worn by both men and women into their collections, who are we to judge?

A massive supporter of this sporty masculine look is none other than R&B superstar singer, Rihanna. Over the past few months, RiRi has been photographed attending numerous events wearing androgynous pieces, such as blouson-style bomber jackets, hoodies, loose-fitting boyfriend jeans, and high-top sneakers. Arriving at LAX a few nights ago, she was spotted wearing a comfy yet chic sport-luxe ensemble consisting of a fabric-blocked varsity jacket, a printed crew-neck sweatshirt, boyfriend-style leather trousers, a pair of high-top Adidas sneakers, and a striped toque to finish.

While her music and choice of suitors are often in question, her style and fashion sense rarely are. Just a few days earlier, Chris Brown was spotted wearing the same leather ‘Love Not Hate’ jacket from his own label Black Pyramid. The limited edition jacket boasts a heart appliqué in red leather on the front and red leather designed on the back. Rihanna also rocked a beanie designed by Joy Rich and a pair of black Adidas sneakers.

Rihanna rocks a beanie designed by Joy Rich and black Adidas sneakersRihanna rocks a beanie designed by Joy Rich and black Adidas sneakers

Rihanna wearing a leather 'Love Not Hate' varsity jacket from Black PyramidRihanna arriving at LAX wearing the same jacket Chris Brown wore just a few nights earlier, Los Angeles, California, on February 15, 2013

Digging her jacket? Here are some of our favorite varsity jackets right now:

10 Crosby Derek Lam Varsity Jacket, $695 at Barneys New York

10 Crosby Derek Lam Varsity Jacket

Thom Browne Varsity Jacket, $1,390 at Barneys New York

Thom Browne Varsity Jacket

Roseanna Paris Jacket, $950 at Barneys New York

Roseanna Paris Jacket

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