Rihanna is an unrivaled fashion icon who can rock anything from classic designer looks in the likes of Chanel, to daring and outrageous streetwear brands. With a huge influence worldwide in music, makeup, and fashion, here are a few iconic Rihanna outfits throughout the years to inspire your OOTD!
1. Over-Sized Shirts
If anyone can influence me to slay a baggy over-sized shirt than it is none other than Rihanna herself who can pull off a button up like nobody else. She’s been spotted in numerous shirts and blazers many sizes too big and often exposing her shoulders. Adding a belt to accentuate the waist and some cute heels will have you looking absolutely snatched with minimal effort. Unleash your inner RiRi attitude to stunt on the gram in this look. Rihanna steps out in a double denim over-sized fit back in 2017, paired with a Galliano-era Christian Dior bag, stilettos, and a belt.
2. Bright Colours
One thing that we can learn from Rihanna outfits is to not be afraid of bold, bright colours. Rihanna’s fashion style is extremely high key, extravagant and when she wears an outfit, she wears that outfit like its nobodies business. She has nailed almost every bright colour from the blue tulle Giambattista Valli dress, the radiant yellow Oscar de la Renta ballgown, to the bright neon green coat and thigh-high boots she wore for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna stays true to her love of bright colours in this unforgettable look for the Met Gala in 2015, making an appearance in imperial yellow Chinese couture designed by Guo Pei.
3. Snakeskin Print
Unless you live under a rock, you’ll know that the snakeskin print has been a dominating fashion trend of 2019. Rihanna rocked this trend for fall 2018 in a mock-python dress and a matching bucket hat custom made by Atelier Versace. We can’t forget the Christian Louboutin heels and the Mark Cross box bag that is also made in the snakeskin print. If you’re not as confident to pull off the maximalist take on the snakeskin trend like RiRi, then you can incorporate the print into your outfits in a variety of mediums. It is super versatile and is mostly classified as a neutral with its mix of greys or browns so it’s not only easy to put together an outfit but incredibly stylish and chic!
4. Two-Piece Set
Another iconic Met Gala ensemble we’ll never forget is the all-white two-piece set by Stella McCartney. Rihanna wears this impressive figure-hugging outfit that exposes her midriff and back. Demanding attention on the red carpet, the glamourous look is accessorised with diamond jewelry and pointed pumps. Two-piece sets are super cute and stylish all year round and a matching set will always be a flattering and chic OOTD to post on the gram.
5. Little Black Dress
Every girl should have a classic LBD as a staple in their wardrobe that is timeless and versatile. Rihanna’s take on this trend is a Versace leather mini-dress paired with a gold detailed belt which looks amazing accessories with gold jewelry, heels, and nails. While the ensembles itself is a simple look overall, every small detail is what pulls the looks together.
Whoever said tracksuits couldn’t be cute has never seen Rihanna dressed down in tracksuits while managing to look extremely fashionable. Giving us early 2000 vibes, Rihanna styles this Sean John tracksuit with chunky platform boots and Dior handbag. This ensemble is the perfect airport OOTD look that is comfortable and edgy.
7. Ruffle Dresses
If somebody told me that ruffles were making a comeback as one of 2019’s fashion trends, I would tell them that it’s a trend that should stay in the past of our childhood. Ruffles are generally frilly, delicate and dainty but Rihanna shows us it can be edgy and fun in this Molly Goddard Lavender Dress at her Fenty Beauty Launch.
8. Hoop Earrings
In a discussion revolving around Rihanna outfits, we can’t forget the item that completes every OOTD: hoop earrings. This item is a fashion essential that will never go out of style. It is a power accessory that will make you feel as badass as the industry’s resident bad girl RiRi.