Day by day, it’s becoming easier to define Rihanna based on what she isn’t than what she is: A chart-topping artist, beauty mogul, designer, actress, and a fashion icon. It’s the latter, though, that Rihanna has most recently championed. Specifically, she did so while wearing every single one of 2017’s breakout fashion and beauty trends.
While that task would be daunting to anyone else, Rihanna pulled it off with ease, nailing both monochromatic dressing and monochromatic makeup. She also proved that despite its now-ubiquity, millennial pink — which has been spotted everywhere this year from Frank Ocean’s head to Zoë Kravitz’s Met gown — is not yet dead. Rihanna wore the color from head to toe in a Nina Ricci dress and a matching trench coat. “When u feel he watching,” she captioned one of her three posts on Instagram, which showed off her outfit that also consisted of the shoe trend of the moment: feathers.
This isn’t the first time she’s worn feather shoes. At the beginning of the month, Rihanna debuted Saint Laurent’s “Yeti boots” off the runway. She shared a photo of them, which she paired with an Off-White turtleneck dress and denim jacket on Instagram.
Don’t be surprised if the next time you see her pair feather boots, it happens to be with a statement top that has dramatic shoulders, as Rihanna recently told W she’s been obsessing over them. “I love a good shoulder-pad,” she said, while promoting her Fall 2017 collection for Fenty x Puma. “I never think that should go out of style. A broad shoulder makes a small waist, and I like that idea, a lot. I realize Celine and Balenciaga, which are two brands that I really love right now, are getting into stuff like that in their latest collection, and it is really amazing.”
What is also amazing is how quick Rihanna is to the latest styles, from her Nina Ricci look which just hit the runway this past fashion month to her Yeti boots. “My secret weapon!,” she told W, before revealing it. “I just use mind tricks. I enjoy new perspective. I get bored really easily, so I love when things can trigger an inspiration in my mind. Things I love the most are the things that I get jealous that I didn’t think of or come up with myself. Young, fresh, new perspective.”
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Rihanna arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
Rihanna attends the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball hosted by Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation at The Barker Hanger on December 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.
LRihanna arrives at the 59th GRAMMY Awards on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna attends the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24, 2016 in London, England.
Rihanna arrives at the 57th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna attends the press room at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Rihanna attends the 2007 World Music Awards held at the Sporting Club on November 4, 2007 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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