On a recent episode of E!’s Fashion Police, all four critics raved over Rihanna’s effortless UK-night-out style: The Bahamian pop princess was spotted in an outfit that, while it wasn’t particularly groundbreaking in terms of trendiness, was totally spot-on for sultry summer style. Rih rocked boyfriend jeans, a sequined top, and matching clutch-and-shoe combo–all pieces that have been popular for many a season–with a 2013 twist. The sequined top? Cropped. The jeans? Rolled at the cuff and covered in holes. The shoes and bag? Not just sequined, but holographic. So hot. A preview…
Like the Fashion Police crew, I love Rihanna’s look primarily because of the sheer ease and air of stylish effortlessness it projects. Plus, it’s totally accessible! While Ms. Fenty wore the ensemble to a London club, you can probably pretty easily picture yourself wearing a similar outfit out to dinner or on a night out with the girls. Want to try it? Here’s how to cop Rihanna’s look for less!
Steal Her Style: Rihanna’s Holographic London Look
The Top: BCBGeneration Cropped Sequin Top. The centerpiece of this outfit is most definitely the sequined Stella McCartney hologram crop top–check out a close-up of Stella’s sequins here!–and this BCBGeneration crop from Bloomies is as close as one can get to a perfect match on a budget! Though the style may seem polarizing, a sequined top can actually come in handy pretty frequently. Just think–it functions as a go-to for any semi-formal affair, it’s an easy option to grab to dress up basics, and an instant sassy wardrobe pick-me-up! And hey, if all else fails, you can wear it again on New Year’s Eve. Rihanna’s cropped version, and the one featured here, are extra easy to wear since they’re relaxed and tummy grazing–flattering, cute, and effortless. No worries. A non-cropped option? This cluster sequin tee from J.Crew.
The Jeans: ASOS Saxby Boyfriend Jeans. If you were into the whole “boyfriend jean” phenomenon a few years back, you may still have a perfect pair hiding somewhere in your closet! If not, you can get the look on the cheap by visiting any thrift store. Imperfection is the name of the game when this type of denim is concerned! To get the perfect baggy fit, sizing up might be necessary, so grab a cute belt to channel Rihanna’s mid-waist steez or if you’re just afraid of your XL pants falling down! Thrifted jeans will be extra worn-in, and you won’t feel bad about DIY-distressing and bleaching them (or if you’re like me, failed DIY efforts,) since they’re so cheap. Of course, if you’d rather buy a modern-day pair of boyfriend jeans, the ones linked above are a more reasonable alternative than Rihanna’s Acne pair.
The Shoes: Zara Iridescent Sandals. The Bag: Melie Bianco Janelle Clutch. I think Rih’s holographic pieces are my favorite part about this outfit because they initially just register as silver! If you look closely, though, you get the added sheen and multifaceted color effect that’s unique to holograms. Since hologram is a big trend for S/S 2013, you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding similar shoes or bags! Try shops like Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal, BeBe, and even Target for additional inexpensive options.
How do you feel about Rihanna’s club look? Is this an outfit you’d rock? What other celebrities’ style would you like to steal? Leave a comment and let me know!
Liza, Editorial Director