Rihanna Reinvents the Band Tee in a Look Fit for Touring

Can this please be a hint that new music is on the way?

Rihanna spotted in los angeles with giant gucci sunglasses and a leopard coat
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Rihanna hasn't said a word about releasing a new album in 2024. Her wardrobe, on the other hand, says she's ready to dominate fans' Spotify playlists again.

On a weekend errand run in Los Angeles, the "Work" singer looked ready to walk out of her private SUV and onto a tour bus. Rihanna first layered a vintage Metallica band tee over snap-up pants and heavy-duty leather boots by The Attico. Then for even more glamour-rock heft, she topped the whole look off with a gigantic leopard print coat from an as-yet unidentified designer.

Rihanna seen in Los Angeles wearing a leopard print coat and snap up pants

Rihanna walked around Los Angeles this weekend like she was ready to walk out on stage.

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Otherwise, Rihanna took a lesson from the J.Lo school of loud luxury accessorizing. She covered up in a pair of oversize, logo-embossed square Gucci sunglasses, with a chunky gold chain necklace by the Italian house to match. Perched on her ear was a diamond ear cuff by jeweler Emily P. Wheeler, valued at more than $18,000.

Rihanna has made a handful of appearances in and around Los Angeles in similarly extravagant outerwear and leather-centric outfits. Last week, she picked up flowers in a Giorgio Armani leopard print coat and Balenciaga jeans; for a charity gala a few days later, she took formalwear in an edgy direction with a vintage Dior leather jacket and floor-grazing Rick Owens gown.

So far, none of Rihanna's outfits have come with obvious Easter Eggs hinting at her next musical project. Meanwhile, the beauty and fashion mogul has found time to design: On April 1, Rihanna launched a new Savage x Fenty collection.

Hope for new music to match her rockstar aesthetic isn't lost yet. On a February trip to Paris, Rihanna's partner A$AP Rocky dropped a hint on her behalf: Billboard reports that the rapper told fans, "She's working on it!"

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes fashion and beauty stories. Her reporting has ranged from in-depth designer profiles to fashion week reviews and research-backed shopping guides. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held fashion writer and editor roles at Harper’s BazaarMorning Brew, and Glamour. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. You can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.