Hey Katie Holmes, We Bet You Never Pictured Rihanna Wearing Your Clothes

10/15/2013 at 12:12 PM ET

Rihanna Wears Holmes & YangSplash News Online

By this point, few of us find any of Rihanna’s wardrobe choices surprising. Yet we have a feeling her latest ensemble might have taken at least one person by surprise: Katie Holmes.

The singer stepped out in Sydney over the weekend wearing a cropped moto jacket and matching suede trousers by Holmes’s fashion label, Holmes & Yang. And somehow, we don’t think RiRi was the consumer Holmes and her long-term stylist/design partner Jeanne Yang had in mind when creating their “comfortable” and “simple” pieces.

The Rihanna way to wear the suede separates: styling the coat as a crop top (naturally) and pulling her pants down to expose her black undies. The Holmes & Yang way (below): Pair the jacket with a black high-waisted pants and an ivory cami, and style the suede bottoms with a demure silk tie-front blouse, for a very classic, all-American vibe.

Which is why we imagine Katie Holmes wondering how her designs got into the hands of the risk-taking popstar, who usually favors looks like this and this.

Rihanna Wears Holmes & YangCourtesy Holmes & Yang

One thing we do know for sure: You need a pop star budget to afford the pricey pieces in the Holmes & Yang collection. The jacket retails for $2,400 and the pants $1,850, bringing the outfit in at over $4,000. Yup, you can buy a car with that.

What do you think of RiRi’s look? Can she pull off the Holmes & Yang ensemble? Do you think the designers would be surprised?

–Brittany Talarico

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Brandee on

That’s the nicest outfit she’s worn in a long time, if ever. Saw her at The Grove in L.A. and she looked like a normal girl. She was dressed in normal clothes and no one said a thing to her. She had on jeans, t-shirt, a brown, wool cape and a knitted cap with no make-up, she looked real cute.

Charlie on

I like it

Jen on

I’m definitely not a Rhianna Fan – but seriously, this is what true style is all about. You take items you like and combine them the way they suit yourself and your taste. Not the designers lookbook.

Goldie1942 on

I can’t believe Katie and her partner are shocked at the way the pieces are being worn. It actually looks better than the way they had in mind!

New Orleans on

I’m sure the designers weren’t shocked by who was wearing the outfit. They sold an over-priced outfit, they were probably thrilled just by that!!

alecia on

Even if I was a millionaire, I wouldn’t pay that for clothes. To mnay people are in need. I couldn’t justify that kind of money spent like that!

Kim on

Wow, that’s the best she’s looked in ages! She’s wearing it better than the way it’s “supposed” to be worn! Bravo!

TonyTitan on

You could put Rihanna in a burlap sack and she’d “Rock it”.
BonJovi said it best when she performed with him for ‘Living on a Prayer’ at a concert a few years back. “The most beautiful woman in the world”.
Now if she’d just get Chris Brown out of her life…

Elina on

Wow, she is actually covered up! Sorry to say though Katie Holmes’ line looks a little lame.

MJ on

She looks great! The best I’ve ever seen her!

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