How to Dress Like Rihanna
Some basics tips for curating your wardrobe like the style icon.
I’ve always been a fan of Rihanna but I didn’t join the #Navy until a few years ago, right around the time her game-changing album, Rated R, was released. In addition to putting out memorable hits such as “Rude Boy” and “Hard,” the Rated R period marked the beginning of RiRi’s ascent to style icon. This was cemented into fact when the Singer / Model / Actress / Puma Creative Director / Paul McCartney Collaborator won last year’s CFDA Style Icon award. Who can forget that dress she wore? 23,000 Swarovski crystals never looked so good!
The key to Rihanna’s seemingly effortless style isn’t the designer pieces, though looking phresh off the runway certainly helps. She doesn’t stick to a certain trademark (with the exception of red lips) in the way that people automatically connect Ariana Grande with a ponytail. She frequently wears menswear or menswear-inspired pieces or sneakers with a slinky dress. She never seems uncomfortable in her clothing because she’s comfortable in her skin. She manages to make outrageous pieces work, mostly due to her inspiring self-confidence.
Admittedly, some of Rihanna’s looks cannot be achieved in everyday life because of practicality (I don’t think my corporate job would appreciate it if I waltzed into the building dressed in a sheer mesh top). However, here are some basics tips for curating a Rihanna-esque wardrobe.