When it comes to fashion, Rihanna’s culmination of celebrity style never shies away from a statement look, whether walking down a red carpet or walking down the street. From casual pieces to sheer gowns, we love the diversity that comes with this fashion obsessed Barbadian. One thing we can surely say about Rihanna, is that she embraces every style, theme and genre thrown her way. Her sartorial risks and impressive ensembles have made her a fashion icon in recent years. So much so that she has landed the covers of countless magazines and become an ambassador for companies including Puma and Fenty. More importantly her red carpet looks don’t divert our attention from her striking street-wear.
Rihanna knows how to pull off every trend and adds a dash of attitude to each piece of clothing. That doesn’t mean she is reluctant to set chic trends of her own though. So what better way to celebrate the style of this bombshell than by giving you some ideas to recreate a few of RiRi’s favourite looks?
Rihanna – Two Piece Style
Rihanna’s 2013 Grammy’s ensemble showed us that this fashionista just loves the two piece style, and she wears it so beautifully. Casual brunch outfits to sexy evening suits, this trend suits all.
This is an example of a look that can be completely styled to your liking. Wearable for day or night, Rihanna shows how you can exude comfort in even the most chic looks. From trousers and matching bomber jackets to two piece suits, this stylish look is one we couldn’t resist adding. For a wearable daytime look a top with a matching skirt will do. A baby blue colour scheme for instance takes an otherwise plain look and suddenly creates an outfit perfect for a lunch date. As it gets darker and you crave a bolder and more dramatic look, a two piece skirt and jacket adapts your style for the occasion. We love this look and one of the best features it has is that it can be as revealing as you want.
If you are not too confident in wearing the low cut v neck or a business meeting just doesn’t feel like the right place (we get it) a plain black or white vest really comes in handy. If you are more confident and ever willing to rock the low V, this look is so simple yet gives off an intricate vibe. A tip for the two piece style is to be careful with the colours. The colour schemes that work with two piece outfits include pastels, neutral and darker patterns. A bright red or purple piece for the office can be a bit overbearing for example. Explore different lengths, skirts, trousers, leggings, some maxi skirts work with a simple crop top too.
Rihanna – Denim Style
While double denim looks can be too daring for some, Rihanna knows how to pull off a variety of looks using the beloved fabric. Jean trousers, skirts or dungarees, she wears them so well, and with attitude of course.
Designers have told us time and time again we are lost without denim. How could your wardrobe exist without it? Some styles of denim we don’t wear everyday, but as they emerge on the runway with new trends, Rihanna is often one of the first to pick up on them. Take the double denim skirt and shirt outfit for example. It may surprise you, but it can actually be worn for a smart look. The association you may have with double denim being ‘too relaxed’ just doesn’t cut it anymore. Rihanna shows us how to perfectly smarten up a double denim themed look with a pair of elegant pumps. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t appreciate her slouch fashion. We (and the rest of the fashion world) love her just as much when she is rocking a set of oversized long sleeve dungarees with some boots and a hat.
And for the bold and ever so fashionable personality an oversized denim jacket works too worn with a pair of high shine thigh high metallic boots. If you are just starting off with this trend, try styling an oversized jacket with some jeans for a simple daytime look.
Rihanna – Printed Style
Rihanna has worn several looks in the past that emulate a Boho, cultural vibe – something that has become more popular on the high street and on runways. The vibrant colours she mixes and matches are ever so eye-catching, not to mention inspiring.
The secret to this flawless look is to be as creative as you can. That is what seems to work for Rihanna. It seems to us that she has no limits when it comes to fashion, and confidence in your style is important. This look is also all about balance and working with colour schemes. It is so easy to create this boho printed look with a maxi dress and some sneakers for example. As Rihanna wears it on the far right above, it is a wearable daytime look but switch the fabric you use (as she did on 2nd image from right) for a daring night time outfit. Silk and satin are some examples you could explore.
To style this look at night you could also rock a maxi dress or patterned mini dress with some heels or black ankle boots. Rihanna has done it all. She has even gone as far as oversized striped trousers and an oversized plaid coat. If that doesn’t give you inspiration we don’t know what will. Its time to look in your wardrobe and start mixing and matching your clothing!
Rihanna – Street Style
For the perfect example of casual day to day looks and attitude filled ensembles, look no further than Rihanna’s collection of street style. Dark looks to oversized dresses and signature sunglasses, she remains a classic fashionista for celebrity style.
Here Rihanna displays a variety of street style outfits, each worn to perfection. Different themes but the same attitude. The beauty of street style is that you can work with what you have to create something bold and eye catching. Here is another example of Rihanna showing off her two piece outfits. Most days though a dress and pair of flats work too. We especially love the look of the thigh high boots worn with tiny shorts, an oversized T shirt and a black leather jacket. So stylish!
Another feature Rihanna is often seen in is a pair of dark sunglasses. This accessory works so well for street style and can be paired with more elaborate looks or even sport style leggings and a matching crop top. Rihanna never passes up the opportunity to wear a statement bag. From Gucci to Alexander Wang… she knows her brands. Even if you don’t have Rihanna’s budget, there are still many ways you could emulate her memorable style yourself.
Celebrity Style – Get Rihanna’s Look
THEN AND NOW shop has some intricate and chic pieces for you to incorporate into your wardrobes to help you rock any of Rihanna’s signature looks. Here are some outfit ad product ideas to get you started.
A two piece suit is the perfect mix of smart and elegant and this two piece pair from Hemyca works perfectly. The pattern and colour of the suit is ideal for autumn and winter and the low cut V neck on the suit provides sophistication and sexiness. Wear a plain black shirt or vest underneath the jacket, or go without it for that daring look Rihanna has. Either way, you have a multi functioning outfit for a special occasion or formal outing. Kim Kwang’s high shine leather pumps provide a pop of red that suits this outfit so well. Couple these pieces with a long silver necklace (fit to emphasise the dramatic V neck) and some statement earrings, and you have the two piece style nailed.
HEMYCA – FLORAL BROCADE JACKET PRICE: £530.00
HEMYCA – ROBIN BLACK FLORAL BROCADE TROUSERS PRICE: £345.00
KIM KWANG – HIGH SHINE LEATHER PUMPS IN WINE RED PRICE: £445.00
ANUKA – MANI ADJUSTABLE SILVER NECKLACE PRICE: £125.00
TALIA NAOMI – SUPERNOVA EARRINGS PRICE: £250.00
Bleulab’s royal blue reversible jeans are an example of a staple you may want to include in your wardrobe as they can be worn with everything. For this particular outfit we have paired them with a relaxed silk blue shirt for a casual look. You can wear a pair of heels to dress this look up slightly, but for more laid back occasions, a pair of rustic looking espadrilles fit perfectly. To finish this look, you will need a bold handbag outside of the usual backpack or tote. Clemence Flane has a variety of black satchels that are elegant and add a little sophistication to the outfit. Finally amp up the look with some rose gold jewellery such as this bracelet from Joubi and this denim style outfit is complete.
BLEULAB – ROYAL BLUE REVERSIBLE JEANS PRICE: THEN £275.00 NOW £165.00
SOI PARIS – SILK LOST TEMPLE SHIRT PRICE: £113.00
CLEMENCE FLANE – CLEMENTINA BLACK SATCHEL BAG PRICE: £400.00
ANGARDE – SURRY HALLS ESPADRILLES PRICE: £87.00
JOUBI – ADHARA STERLING SILVER BRACELET PRICE: £89.00
Boho chic is now easier to achieve than ever. For Rihanna’s style, pair this silk maxi dress by Fête Impériale with a pair of metallic shoes. White can be daring for autumn but styled like this is so elegant and casual at the same time. The colour pattern on the dress will also match most of the shoes and bags you already own. These metallic basket creepers are particularly fitting, chic and unique with their rose gold colour. Imachic’s silver circus backpack was made for this look, offering something a little different. Finally your boho printed look is incomplete without a statement necklace, so this silver satin matrix piece is a must have.
FÊTE IMPÉRIALE – MARTHE SILK MAXI DRESS PRICE: THEN £380.00 NOW £304.00
IMACHIC – SILVER CIRCUS BACKPACK PRICE: £330.00
PUMA – METALLIC BASKET CREEPERS IN ROSE GOLD PRICE: £83.00
CHARLOTTE VALKENIERS – SILVER SATIN MATRIX NECKLACE PRICE: £540.00
Another street style two piece is this ocean themed pair by Ruyi. The ocean crop top and ankle leggings together make for beautiful workout gear, or just casual attire. The colour scheme makes it easy to mix and match for other outfits but are a dream worn together. For shoes, sneakers are usually the go to for this look. Puma’s Disc 89 sneakers in black are an easy addition to the outfit. Couple these with some sunglasses by Established and a contrasting coloured cross body bag. We especially selected this bag by Jean Paul Gaultier, Rihanna loves a good statement addition and so should you! This look is complete and you’re good to go for a street style look inspired by the beauty.
RUYI – OCEAN ANKLE LEGGINGS PRICE: £185.00
RUYI – OCEAN CROP TOP PRICE: £90.00
PUMA – DISC 89 SNEAKERS IN BLACK PRICE: THEN £110.00 NOW £71.50
ESTABLISHED – SYDNEY CRYSTAL SUNGLASSES PRICE: £185.00
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – CHAIN LOCK CROSS BODY BAG PRICE: THEN £980.00 NOW £784.00
We hope you have enjoyed browsing through some our favourite looks from Rihanna as much as we have! Tag us on social media if you happen to recreate some of the outfits. Be sure to let us know your favourites from her stylish collection and share this article with your friends.