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Cardi B’s “Let Me Be… In My World” Reebok collection is inspired by her NYC hustle

The “Let Me Be…In My World” collection will be available on Reebok.com on Aug. 27.

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Want to dress like Cardi B? The “WAP” rapper is set to release her second capsule collection with Reebok next week. In a blog post, Reebok announced the drop, which is titled “Let Me Be…In My World,” will include both sneakers and clothing.

“Some sneaker collections, I’m like, ‘Hmm, what can people wear this with?’ I’m so happy that now my shoe collections come with clothing so that they can match it up and look like a whole entire outfit instead of wearing my sneakers with another brand,” Cardi said in the blog post.

Previously, Cardi redesigned Reebok’s Club C silhouette. Her latest shoes will revamp the iconic Classic model and include soft leather material, premium suede overlays and textured emboss effects. Fans can also expect sleek, angular uppers set against bold, exaggerated bottoms and luggy outsoles.

The “Let Me Be…In My World” clothing was designed with inspiration from Cardi’s Bronx, New York roots. But it’s likely, ladies from Cardi’s Highbridge neighborhood in New York and women all over the country will be able to find something for them in the collection. It includes tight fits, track suits, oversized sleeves with super cinched waists, and more styles. “What inspired the design of this collection was snatch knits,” Cardi explained in the post. “The pants tighten up—you don’t even have to go to a seamstress. They’re already tight enough. Sometimes [ladies] just want clothes that fit us nice, that shape us up, that give us a nice little shape. I hope that these [clothes] make them happy and feel comfortable.”

Reebok’s Apparel Designer Morgen Kohn added: “This collection is inspired by Cardi’s time growing up and hustling in NYC. The details reflect Cardi herself: cut-outs represent her open personality, bungee details allow for maximum versatility and pop-color stitching gives an overall monochromatic look that little something extra.”

Kohn also mentioned that it was intentional that the Grammy award winning rapper aimed to create an inclusive collection through size offerings and with the materials used. “We heard loud and clear the positive reactions from Cardi’s fans regarding our full plus-size offering of her last activewear drop,” Kohn said. “Building off this, we continue to offer every model in her new FW21 collection up to 4X sizing to ensure all of her fans are able to shop the co-created apparel collection.”

Reebok has worked with Cardi since 2018. She released her first apparel collection — dubbed the “Summertime Fine Collection” — in April. That delivery took inspiration from ‘90s fashion and the rapper’s summer memories at Coney Island, N.Y. In May, the 28-year-old mother released a “Mommy & Me” collection with Reebok inspired by Cardi and Offset’s daughter Kulture.

Choosing a favorite, however, is hard for Bardi to do. “Listen, when it comes to my pieces, I don’t pick favorites,” she said. “Like, you don’t pick which one is your favorite kid. All of these collections are my children.” The “Let Me Be…In My World” collection will be available on Reebok.com at noon EST on Aug. 27.

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