Songstress extraordinaire Ellie Goulding kicked off the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys halftime show in a sparkly, black-and-white, Wild West-inspired ensemble. She coordinated her look with a white, diamanté-fringed cowboy hat, and the internet couldn't get enough of how much her topper looked like a sparkly lampshade. While the internet made Ellie's hat the meme of the day, we were actually really into her festive look.
Ellie's performance look featured a half-black and half-white coordinating set of high-waisted wide-leg trousers and a cropped jacket with sheer bishop sleeves covered in rhinestones. Her cowgirl-inspired look was given a pop-star update with diamanté, instead of classic leather fringe details. Despite Ellie's top-notch performance, it was her sparkly lampshade hat that captivated the internet.
The Twitter memes have already started rolling in: from users posting "Gonna Tell My Kids" this [lampshade] was Ellie Goulding to her look being called "Sia cosplay," and even a few SpongeBob references. We are absolutely fans of this look, and while the internet might see it differently, there is one thing we can agree on: on social media, reinterpretation is the highest form of flattery.
Diamanté fringe is a trend that has been bubbling up steadily this year, and because it resembles tinsel, it makes a perfect detail on your festive outfits. Even Billie Eilish is a fan of this trend, as she recently rocked it on the 2019 American Music Awards red carpet. On the runways, NYC brand Area has been leading the charge with its well-received Fall/Winter 2019 and Spring/Summer 2020 collections of diamanté fringed pieces.
Keep reading ahead for every angle of Ellie's look, plus a few snaps of Billie's similar hat for reference.