Olivia Harvey
January 25, 2017 11:11 am
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A good fashion rule of thumb is to pair an oversized piece of clothing with a more form-fitting piece. For example, if you choose to wear a baggy sweater, opt for leggings or skinny jeans to wear with it in for a figure-flattering look. One fashion icon recently took some creative liberty with this idea. Rihanna styled her huge coat with a teeny backpack and we’re not questioning it in the slightest.

The singer — and now actress — was spotted in New York City this week in the ensemble. She clearly wasn’t messing with the cold and rainy East Coast weather judging by her Vetements x Canada Goose parka and her classic Wellington rain boots.

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Rihanna’s tiny-yet-fashionable Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini backpack seems to be one of her staple accessories. She was seen out-and-about with it in New York back in December…

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…And also toting it around Los Angeles. For someone who loves her oversized clothing, this little bag is the perfect dainty add-on.

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The mini backpack is a recognizable throwback to the ’90s (see Cher’s multitude of mini backpacks in Clueless for reference). And because the ’90s are back in a big way, we’re seeing these little guys anywhere and everywhere.

Forever 21 has several that will make the nostalgia hit you like a ton of bricks.

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Now all you need is to whip out that huge winter coat you’ve been saving for the snow-pocalypse and you have yourself a Rihanna-inspired outfit!

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