Rihanna in Fur, Cara Delevingne in Thigh-Highs—Is Seasonality Irrelevant?

Rihanna in Fur, Cara Delevingne in Thigh-Highs—Is Seasonality Irrelevant?

Stars are just like us... except they apparently don't sweat, and are generally unaffected by sweltering weather conditions!

Stars are just like us... except they apparently don't sweat, and are generally unaffected by sweltering weather conditions!

Text: Priya Rao

We’re well into the dog days of summer—the high in New York City is a steamy 87 degrees today—but while I’m spending my day in yet another lightweight dress (my uniform of sorts for this sweltering heat) our favorite models and style-setters seem to have another approach for handling the heat: sporting their winter wares.

Take one Cara Delevingne, who yesterday donned a leather and fur Alexander McQueen bomber jacket and leather, thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots at the London premiere of the recently released Suicide Squad. Sure, the newly minted actress looked like a chic gothic princess, but the look left me more than a little confused. Why are so many starlets wearing heavy layers in August? (In case you're wondering, it's not much colder in London.)

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If we look to Kim, Kendall, and let’s be honest, any Kardashian-Jenner, the over-the-knee boot has practically replaced the sandal (and pants) this season and, well, fur for summer officially seems to be a thing. Case in point: Rihanna in a Balenciaga stole casually tossed over her Faustine Steinmetz white ribbed knit dress last week. Fashion is often known for abandoning its own rules (denim on denim, white in winter) but it seems we've forgone seasonality altogether at this point. Perhaps the true culprit, though, is designers, for incorporating wintry elements in their pre-fall collections to begin with.

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Then again, while it may seem like these it girls are out and about all the time, lest we forget the air-conditioned SUV that are taking them to and fro appearances. Sweating and hoofing it on the street is for mere mortals, you see. But that's alright—the thought of slipping on anything leather right now might cause my premature death, and I for one still take pleasure in my fall purchases being new in the season for which they were intended. So until September, I’ll be wearing my barely-there slip dress with a sandal.

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