White hot Rihanna at the Met Gala
Fact: there are some things that only Rihanna can wear.
She has a rare quality that can't be stolen and can't be bought, so no matter how many magazines offer you headlines about "stealing her style", don't listen. You can't get Rihanna's style by imitation.
Instead, what you need to learn from Rihanna is that there's no greater key to style than confidence. The girl has it in spades! If you can don a completely see-through flapper dress, or a backless number that scrapes so low your other set of cheeks are showing - both while still retaining a level of classiness and cool that no other pop starlet could dream of - you know you've reached Rihanna heights.
In the meantime, cultivate your own Rihanna-like qualities of unfailing confidence, unwavering sense of self, and an ability to make fearless style choices that speak to who you are. Maybe for you that means rocking a classic shirt with leather pants and killer high-heeled booties, or a daring new hair color you've always wanted to try.
Whatever style you love, all that counts is that you wear it with confidence and conviction.
My favorite red carpet moment of all time: Rihanna at the CFDAs. So sheer, so luxe.
Just in case you thought cardigans were frumpy. Here's our girl draped in Chanel.
Managing to look demure in a completely unbuttoned white shirt. Bless.
I'll skip the obvious pun about her assets.