Get the Look: Rihanna

Whether she's wearing plunging necklines on the red carpet or silver body paint in a music video, Rihanna is always daring in her personal style. She borrows liberally from the 80s, musically (Depeche Mode for "S.O.S.") and stylistically (reigning pop queen, Madonna), but updates it with modern taste. One could argue that a girl this beautiful would look good in everything, but it's her confidence that makes something like her extreme asymmetrical haircut a total smash hit. Anyone who can wear a bit of courage with her pumps can incorporate a bit of Rihanna's style.

We love this look Rihanna was sporting during a concert in New York this past year. With just a dash of the 80s, the outfit is a throwback to Madonna. It's so playful, and yet quite chic – even today. Start with a party dress with a natural waist and a full skirt, like this Embossed Beach Halter Dress in White for $98 at J.Crew (search "91085"). Strap on a Patent Leather Corset Belt in Black for $58 at Arden B., to really cinch that waist. We love Rihanna's hammered link necklace and bracelet; it's very of the moment. Try this Candace Ang Benatar Necklace, fittingly named after the 80s songstress, for $110 at Max & Chloe. Fingerless gloves are hard to come by, but these Driving Gloves for $28 at Wilsons Leather evoke the same edge. And if you're really motivated, you could always cut the fingers off with a sharp pair of scissors; leather doesn't fray! A visible black bra is optional, but this Eprise by Lise Charmel Secret D' Alcove 39 Demi Bra for $49.80 at is perfect for a flash of daring black lace.

Even when she's dressing "casual", Rihanna is bold in her choices – particularly when it comes to skirt length. This sexy, yet simple, look is easy to emulate. Take a Long Rib-Knit Tank in White for $8.50 at Old Navy and pair it with an Interlock Mini Skirt in Sea Blue for $25 at American Apparel. Show off your bare legs to their absolute best with flattering pointy toed, high heels. These Bandolino "Berry" Pumps in Grey for $69 at Macy's (search "Bandolino Berry Pump") are very similar to Rihanna's Christian Louboutins. Plus, they're actually manageable to walk in; we can't guarantee the same in a pair of the illustrious red-soled Louboutin stilettos.

Rihanna's style is quite malleable -- you just need to bring some pluck and confidence to the 80s-light outfits or the short skirts and heels. But if you simply can't manage it, there's always her umbrella (ella ella). Try one from the Rihanna-endorsed line at Isotoner -- the Satin Stick Umbrella in Black Satin for $25 is pretty chic. Plus, it keeps the rain off your new Rihanna-inspired threads.

-- Lindsay Sakraida

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