Nov 23, 2010

Get the Look; Rihanna

Rihanna, wearing her newly red locks tucked under a black knit beanie, dared to wear the often-discouraged combination of black and blue. Looking at these photos, though, might make those naysayers change their minds!

Ms. R combined a sequined Opening Ceremony skirt (note the see-thru silk!) with a slouchy black sweater, blue ankle boots, and a brown clutch. The top half of her look is very Bonnie, as in Bonnie and Clyde, and the bottom half is very festive — in a way, reminiscent of a holiday party. (Surely I can’t be the only one counting down the days until winter break!)

Rihanna also was wearing a thin word necklace with a not-so-polite message – while maybe you shouldn’t rock the same word necklace at your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, a simple silver necklace can nonetheless be a cute addition to any outfit.


Outfit Inspired by Rihanna

As Rihanna shows us, a knit beret adds a cool touch to an outfit with fancy elements – in this case – an insane blue sequin skirt! This Coast Lana skirt (on the left) is a bit of a splurge, but it is an extremely intricate piece and has incredible movement, which is rare in sequined pieces. If you’re looking for something less pricey, I’ve also included a Forever 21 sequined mini on the right side, which is an awesome and more affordable alternative, and even directly incorporates black into the look.

On top, wear a slouchy black sweater, and rather than Rihanna’s less-than-nice message, spread some positivity with a “Love” word necklace! Blue ankle booties are not the easiest shoe to find, but these lace-up fold-over booties add a bit of a trendy edge to the look, and look much more expensive than they really are! A brown clutch finishes off the ensemble.