Rihanna Graces 'Vogue' March 2014 Cover and Teaches Us How to Dress Just Like Her
Everybody wants to be more like Rihanna, right? That body, that sense of style, that bad girl irreverence. Well now, you can channel her look to greater effect, thanks to Vogue and Plum Sykes. Rihanna graces Vogue's March cover, and inside, she delivers plenty of how-tos for copying her style. The secret? It involves strategic bra-wearing and plenty of jewelry from Claire's.
The March cover, shot by David Sims, will be Rihanna's third time on the front page of the fashion bible. She strikes a nonchalant pose and sports a dark pixie cut, natural makeup, a sheer beaded blouse, and embellished jeans for a classic high-meets-low ensemble. It's a refreshing image, accompanied by a fun, inspiring profile written by Plum Sykes. In the story, Rihanna "spends the day dressing [Sykes] in pieces from Alexander Wang, [Tom] Ford, and Adam Selman."
The pop star has emerged as an unexpected style star in recent years. Her signature look has inspired entire collections by Ford and French label Balmain. As we learn in the Vogue profile, Rihanna's look is true high-low, a blend of expensive designer pieces and fast-fashion. She told Sykes: “My jewelry’s all fake — from Claire’s. Or I get it from my mom’s boutique in Barbados. Her shop’s called FAB-U-LUS.”
So, does that mean we have Rihanna's permission to shop at the mall? Yup. She also encourages us to choose fashion over pain when it comes to stilettos ("It's not about pain. It's about the commitment.") and to toughen up your look with menswear. Sure, we can't all pull of the full-on Rihanna. But we can borrow an idea or two.
The most important tip of all from Rihanna's Vogue profile? Don't go the traditional route when it comes to bras:
“If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra,” she says. “If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.”
Wearing a bra under your shirt? How dull. Oh, Rihanna, if only we could be so cool as to go braless and eschew traditional shirts! An oversized jacket, on the other hand, is one Rihanna style tip we can get behind! Pick up the March issue of Vogue, which hits stands February 25, or head to Vogue.com for the whole story.