It’s no surprise that Barbados-born pop artist Rihanna has perfected the art of cultivating an enviable summer wardrobe. After all, the style innovator–who regularly embraces sporting looks from unknown fashion design students–currently serves as an ambassador for Dior, is the creative director for Puma thanks to her wildly successful Fenty x Puma clothing line and corresponding Rihanna creepers and is at the helm of the highly anticipated Fenty Beauty collection. Below, Billboard Style rounded up five of Ri’s hottest looks from Summer 2017 that prove the singer’s sophisticated and “ravenous appetite for fashion.”
Look 1: She’s Also The Reigning Queen of Millenial Pink
At the Valerian movie premiere in Hollywood, Ca. Bad Gal Ri Ri went for an impeccable, custom haute couture ballerina pink confection from none other than Italian designer Giambattista Valli. She opted to show off her shoulders and lean legs with a killer pair of knee-high Manolo Blahnik lace-up sandals. To elevate her attention-grabbing, feminine demeanor, Rihanna is wearing jewelry by Chopard, carrying a rose opal clutch from Judith Leiber, and her soft pink smokey eye and pinkish-nude lipstick perfectly pull together her red carpet look.
Look 2: Wild Thoughts and Bolder Style
Channeling her inner 70’s wild child, Rihanna’s stylish pink, green and gold look is anything but ordinary. Ri’s sporting a colorful Balenciaga floral print skinny-cut pants with zipped cuffs and matching pointed toe stilettos which are from the brand’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection. Her sheer hot pink crop top is from Betsey Johnson while her green belt with a gold baroque buckle is from one of the most beloved brands in music-fashion: Versace. Adding a street edge to her look is an enormous pair of gold door knocker earrings–a staple in the ’80s hip-hop era–and a beautiful floral silk scarf wrapped around her head to hold back her shoulder-length beachy waves.
Look 3: Wild Thoughts and Bolder Style Part 2
For her second outfit, the Bajan superstar ups the sex factor and rocks a short and unlined teal dress from Alberta Ferretti‘s Spring-Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection. Unbeknownst to the average viewer, Ri teased her then-upcoming third and final collaboration with Spanish shoe purveyor Manolo Blahnik. The teal and clear Swarovski crystal embellishments perfectly complement her mini dress and matching teal smoldering eye makeup.
Look 4: Supporting Young Talent in an Old Guard Designer
As the face of Dior, Rihanna understands the importance of brand ambassadorship and wearing a label’s garments in an unexpected way that still pays homage to the original design. Ri was snapped rocking a long sleeve Dior frock with front button closure, and never one to shy away from showing skin, she shows just the right amount of cleavage and leg with her thigh-high slits. She was in Paris to support 2017 LVMH Prize (LVMH is Dior’s parent company) in Paris to emerging designer Marine Serre, compeition’s winner.
Look 5: Princess of Roc Nation
The stylish singer borrowed from the boys and turned an oversized white shirt from Junn.J into a dress that shows off her cinched waist thanks to her PVC belt from Maison Margiela. Ri is rocking a classic summer shoe style–mules– and in true Bad Gal fashion, she opts for an edgy pair of black heels with a PVC strap and metallic yellow gold “Sabrina” sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti.