Rihanna is so much more than a multi-platinum artist, actor, designer, beauty mogul, and nine time Vogue cover girl (including Vogue Arabia’s November issue, no less). She’s also a veritable fashion icon to boot. The pop star, who isn’t afraid to take sartorial risks, has made headlines on multiple occasions with her highly Instagrammable, and out-of-the-box wardrobe cementing her status as a bonafide trendsetter.
Whether she’s pairing a frilly, Molly Goddard gown with a pair of sneakers or putting her best foot forward in Saint Laurent’s feather-embellished boots just days after they appeared on the runway, the bad gal’s unapologetic approach to dressing is what makes her outfits so memorable (to quote a recently viral tweet, “It’s ugly until Rihanna decides it’s not.”) and highly-mimicked by girls the world over taking a style cue from the superstar.
Below, we roundup the top five fashion trends reignited by Rihanna to note.
The Wild Thoughts singer was responsible for the boudoir-dressing trend, which was later spied on the street style scenes and runways. The Barbadian beauty stepped out wearing a Christopher Kane slip paired with oversized fur and on another occasion made it relevant to sport a long, black, Chrome Hearts bedroom staple with matching gloves.
The superstar singer loves her fur in anything-but-basic neutral hues. She has been spotted out and about on multiple occasions sporting the fuzzy outerwear in a rainbow of colors, including the red Saint Laurent Heart Cape, a bright blue fuzzy coat by Kye, and a millennial pink Pascal Millet fur stole.
DISNEY PRINCESS SILHOUETTES
Rihanna isn’t afraid to channel her inner Disney Princess on the red carpet. See the froufrou Giambattista Valli couture pieces she was photographed in during her Valerian press tours, and who can forget the time she was practically a real-life Belle in a custom Guo Pei gown at the 2015 Met Gala?
DENIM ON DENIM
Leave it up to Rihanna to take the “Canadian tuxedo” into wearable and chic territory. The singer has stepped out in head-to-toe jean putting the double denim look back on the fashion radar.
Whether she’s wearing it with distressed jeans, or simply as a dress, the oversized blazer has become the popstars wardrobe staple. Just recently, the Vogue Arabia cover girl turned heads in a Y/Project Spring 2018 Blazer with a pair of Levi’s. Meanwhile, her choice of garb when meeting with the President of France’s wife Brigitte Macron was an oversized, mens-like blazer with a long, button-up trailing behind her.