Rita Ora Wears Controversial Thong Boots in Freezing NYC Weather

Rita Ora's toes missed the memo that winter has arrived. During a press day in New York City on Jan. 31, the "You Only Love Me" singer gave the metaphorical finger (toe?) to the season in a pair of knee-high thong sandals by Miu Miu. While boots are a staple for snow and sub-zero temperatures, Ora's cutout shoes were anything but suited for the elements.

Ora's footwear — a cross between a boot and a sandal — were made of a semi-elastic fabric that stretched across the back of each foot and disappeared into a pencil-thin heel. The shoes also revealed a neutral pedicure similar to the rich-girl nails celebrities have worn up and down the red carpet recently. The rest of her ensemble was an equally cheeky nod to Mother Nature.

On her way to Sirius XM Studios for an interview, Ora wore an oversize white button-up shirt under a preppy sweater dress in navy with a rounded neckline. The minidress, which hit just above her mid-thigh, featured the Miu Miu logo embroidered on the left side of the chest.

Ora paired the outfit with angular black sunglasses, clear hoop earrings, and stacks of gold rings. As stylish as the ensemble is, we can't help but hope Ora has a secret pair of socks stashed away in the two-pouch belt bag strapped across her waist.

The singer, who recently confirmed she's married to Taika Waititi, challenged the weather again in a see-through latex dress and a nude thong at Heaven Nightclub on Jan. 28. The one-shoulder outfit was completely sheer, revealing a glimpse at her many tattoos and star-shaped nipple pasties. She paired the look with multiple rings, hoop earrings, and silver pointed-toe pumps.

See Ora's antiwinter boots ahead.