When it comes to fashion role models, cases can be made for a few high-profile candidates. Cate Blanchett for her graceful yet somehow still boundary-pushing ensembles. Beyoncé consistently serves up plenty of attitude while successfully resurrecting fashions from days gone by. And Victoria Beckham models her own chic separates better than any model ever could. But there’s one celebrity tastemaker that dominated 2017: Rihanna.
The singer/actress/designer/beauty mogul topped Lyst’s year-end report as the biggest celeb fashion influencer of 2017 in the U.S. Not surprising since her outfit choices sent searches skyrocketing for Puma, Off-White, Molly Goddard, Gucci and RAEN. So for 2018, we’re pledging to be more daring (a la RiRi) when it comes to our fashion choices. Sure, others will probably declare a new dedication to fitness or getting organized, but we feel the need to focus first on our wardrobe, then tackle all that other stuff. Hey, we have a whole year.
Because we have HR to contend with and certain weather restrictions, we’re going to start by working in one Rihanna-approved outfit a month. Here’s a whole year’s worth of inspo above.