She’s been spotted leaving night-clubs in oversized hoodies and sandals, as well as attending weddings in floral silk dressing gowns, all whilst retaining a sense of effortless style. She is both a style chameleon channelling the latest trends, or adds a sense of her own laid-back chic through unusual colours or outfit coordination choices. The only girl in the world this could all be referring to is, of course, Rihanna.
She’s been out of the limelight for a while but has come back with a bang recently, and it’s fair to say she’s absolutely killing it in the style stakes. At the BRIT Awards on 24th February, Rihanna wasn’t only robbing attention from her less daringly-dressed counterparts through her risqué dance moves with Drake. It was her on-trend outfit choices that really caught our eye. For the red carpet she opted for a glamourous lilac and lace Giorgio Armani dress and its nightwear style created a beautiful sheer-silhouette. Although pastels aren’t generally associated with RiRi, the low cut neck-line, figure hugging shape and of course the Swarovski crystal embroidery, ensured she still shined bright like a diamond.
"She is both a style chameleon channelling the latest trends, or adds a sense of her own laid-back chic through unusual colours or outfit coordination choices"
The second outfit was a perfect performance choice, as she worked (pun intended) her flapper-esque Balmain pants with an unembellished white long sleeved crop top. The plain top balanced the look ensuring it was more couture than costume. Her white heeled boots suited the all-white look perfectly and created a more uniform look than the vibrant and varied outfits of the official music video.
For the journey to the after-party, Rihanna wore a satin olive-green dress and silver sandals with a floor length mustard puffer jacket, all topped off with a black baseball cap. The puffer jacket is set to be the style staple of Winter 2016, and Rihanna chose well with an on-trend colour and cute toggle button detail. Although puffer jackets are known to make even the slenderest of figures look like the Michelin Man, if Rihanna’s willing to give up her umbrella for a luxurious fur lined hood then maybe it’s time we did too!
And it’s not just the BRITs where Rihanna has been displaying her fashion prowess; her street style shows equal attention to detail. A recent example of this was when she was snapped in New York in a thrift shop style look. She combined a white crop tank with high-waisted baggy pinstripe trousers and an open 3/4 length gingham jacket. The combination of the high waist and crop top keep her silhouette clear cut, whilst the varying intensities of patterns ensured no-one was calling S.O.S due to a severe case of overwhelmed eyes.
Even if you can’t sing, dance or walk like her, you’ll be guaranteed success if you dress like Rihanna.
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