Ivy Park Returns on January 18—and Our Pockets Probably Aren’t Ready

Some may be predicting the impending death of streetwear, but leave it to Beyoncé to make the revival of Ivy Park look like the second serving of Lemonade. In a teaser video dropped at midnight on Thursday, the multihyphenate megastar gave us a dose of California-fueled nostalgia as she previewed her relaunch of the line; the first since she acquired it from former partner-turned-embattled English billionaire Sir Philip Greene (Topshop) and announced a new collaboration with Adidas.

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While we admittedly not always been kind to Ivy Park’s prior releases, when we peeped Bey’s “Ivy Park”-beaded braids and Adidas-striped nails in her January cover story for Elle, we knew this athleisure brand was about to be seriously elevated—and realized a newfound love for combining burgundy and orange. But as we’re now seeing even more looks from Ivy Park’s upcoming relaunch, we’re already wishing we had...mo’ money.

Like, where do I get this amazing, striped balloon-sleeved, carnelian-colored organza dress—and where am I wearing it, except EVERYWHERE? You know what? Just give me a “Hot Sauce”-branded baseball bat and a solid sample beat, and I’ll figure the rest out.

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Or this bodysuit and knit boot combo: Does a body like Beyoncé’s come with purchase?

On second thought, these revamped Adidas classics look way more wearable...though we’d never really considered layering our ankle bracelets before (and we’re legit kind of into it).

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In short, having skimmed most of the collection with a critical eye, at this point, our biggest complaint about the Ivy Park relaunch is that Beyoncé didn’t give us enough time to save our coins—because like a seat at the next edition of the On the Run tour, these fashion statements won’t be bargains.

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But they will be...Beyoncé?

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?

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