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Emily Ratajkowski's style feels sexier than ever as she steps out in New York City to run errands. For a meal at renowned restaurant Eleven Madison Park on 19 Oct., the 32-year-old model brought back a look that was popular in the 2010s. Lampshading, otherwise known as wearing an oversize top with tall boots or heels, was a go-to combination for much of Hollywood, from Zendaya and Ariana Grande to the Kardashian-Jenners.
Ratajkowski's red Loewe sweater-turned-minidress was shown on the Autumn 2023 runway with a pair of Chelsea ankle boots. She worked with her stylist Emma Jade Morrison to source a pair of the brand's knee-high boots, a shoulder bag from The Row, gold hoops, a coordinating bangle, and Pepper Eyewear cat-eye sunglasses as her simple accessories. As she walked and her plunging neckline slipped to the side, you could make out a red bra strap, which accented the jumper as her pièce de résistance.
It's a look I might have worn with tall UGG boots and my Dooney & Bourke wristlet to the movies with friends in the 2010s. But on Ratajkowski, the leggy moment displays confidence and serious attitude as she struts her bare legs through the windy streets right on the cusp of winter. Today, the trouserless trend is decidedly more extreme, with most stars tapping into the look in briefs worn over tights with a pair of heels. However, Ratajkowski daring to turn an old trend into a sexy series of snaps for the paparazzi makes her effortless outfit even more notable than the rest. No trousers in cold weather would hardly be a passing thought for most, after all.
Taylor Swift recently made a statement like Ratajkowski's in a roomy Stella McCartney polo hitting mid-thigh and Prada boots, although her hemline was less structured and fell closer to the knee. Swift's ensemble also felt more reflective of the 2010s, proving a no-trousers outfit can be whatever you want it to be. Meanwhile, Ratajkowski has been pushing the envelope with other risqué pieces, such as her Sandy Liang underboob-baring bralette and her ab-cutout Jean Paul Gaultier halter dress at the 2023 MTV VMAs.
Ahead, see more angles of her wearing the Loewe sweater in New York City.