She’s been on the fashion radar for years, but Rihanna is more relevant now than ever with the launch of her new fragrance, RiRi, and the success of her summer hit, “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The provocative (yet always on-trend) songstress is the epitome of downtown cool, stunning in all-white pantsuits, edgy leather jackets and other fresh-off-the-runway pieces — a more sophisticated and grown-up version of the sweet island girl from her “Pon de Replay” days. Here, a complete guide to achieving five of her most recent outfit hits, from dressed up to casual.
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Whether you're meeting with someone who owes you money or simply heading to a casual business lunch with coworkers, this is the perfect mixture of structured and laid-back. Gold details add a luxe feel.
Shop it now: Etro trousers, $352; Jimmy Choo shoes, $675; OAK tank, $68; Sophie Hulme bag, $725; Jules Smith choker, $98; Rebecca Minkoff necklace, $88.
For a night out look with a relaxed vibe, try a loose plaid dress over faded boyfriend jeans. Throw on a tailored leather jacket and platform shoes to tie it all together.
Shop it now: SEA dress, $385; Citizen of Humanity jeans, $248; Eddie Borgo cuff, $250; Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçons jacket, $2,508; Ash shoes, $269.
Embrace Riri Woo red in an asymmetrical midi dress and daring snakeskin stilettos. Offset the bright colors with a beaded neutral clutch and silver jewelry.
Shop it now: Aspiga clutch, $239; Aquazurra shoes, $895; Jennifer Fisher cuff, $900; Saint Laurent necklace, $595; DKNY dress, $335.
Relaxed trousers and a sleeveless, cropped tank top make for a perfect sporty-cool outfit. Add a pair of strappy neutral heels and a leather bucket-bag, and you'll be prepared for any and all court side closeups.
Shop it now: Baggu bag, $140; Schutz shoes, $160; Fendi cuff, $650; Maryam Nassir Zadeh tank (similar), $29; Delpozo trousers, $1,600.
Rihanna isn't the only one who can pull off the relaxed fit of this Bianca Jagger-inspired, all-white pantsuit. Stick with Rih's skin-to-fabric ratio, and enhance the look with subtle gold accessories.
Shop it now: Aquazurra shoes, $795; Melissa Joy Manning earrings, $250; Jennifer Fisher cuff, $1,255; Zara vest, $90; Stella McCartney pants, $785; Aurélie Bidermann necklace, $1,070.