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Last year, Vanity Fair named Rihanna as their 2016 Pop-Star Prom Queen. As the newest recipient of MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, this female powerhouse is at the top of her game, garnering nominations year after year, becoming Puma’s creative director and debuting some of the company’s most successful and in-demand clothing and shoe collections to date.
From the Barbadian undertones of her music to her unique sense of fashion, it’s hard to dislike anything that Rihanna puts her mind to. Women are even obsessing over her flawless skin, as fans took to Twitter to ask her makeup artist Mylah Morales about the secrets to her luminous glow, as shown in a feature interview on The Scene. But unlike her beauty routine, it’s extremely hard to mimic her style. It takes a certain kind of courage and attitude to be able to pull off some of the outfits she has been photographed in, and if you tend to veer away from the experimental side of fashion, Rihanna’s taste might be just a little too out there for you.
Luckily, she has had a few ensembles in the past that are toned down compared to most of the stuff she usually wears, which is perfect for anyone that would like to work it like RiRi through their wardrobe—without straying too far away from their personal style.
For anyone that ever doubted the dress over pants trend, RiRi proves that this modest look is also very chic. Looking cozy as ever in a knitted sweater dress with tan slacks, a simple outfit like this works on just about any body type and height. For shorter girls, just be make sure that your sweater dress isn’t too long to avoid your legs looking like they’re being swallowed by the outfit.
Looking for new ways to wear denim? Take a few lessons from the Queen of Pop by slipping into your boyfriend’s shirt and layering it with a jean skirt. If you don’t have a big shirt lying around, you can always try out this style with something similar like a shirt dress. Other garments that you can pair with your denim skirt are big tees, t-shirt dresses and longer blouses. At the end of the day, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box.
High waists and looser silhouettes are all the rage when it comes to pants. On World AIDS Day, Rihanna and Prince Harry were pictured together on The Guardian taking the HIV test in Bridgetown, Barbados. Wearing cream palazzo pants with black pinstripes and a well tailored white wrap shirt with a plunging neckline. This modern twist to the “black slacks and white shirt” ensemble is easy to achieve. It also helps to carve out your figure.
Rihanna’s streetwear line is a reflection of her own everyday wardrobe, and while some of her products may not be suited to everyone’s taste, some of her pieces are just what you need to upgrade your casual outfits. For example, her hooded cape-like cardigan (plus her sunglasses) truly elevates her all-black uniform.
What are some of your favorite outfits from Rihanna?