Monday, June 27, 2016

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Rihanna has taken over the fashion industry with full force beginning at New York fashion week in February with the debut of her Fenty x Puma fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection, which fused her bad-gal reputation, sassy sportswear and a shockingly beautiful blend of black and white. As Vogue’s April cover star, it is no surprise that every word she speaks is taken into deep consideration whether it be about fashion, music, fame or life in general. There is no question that she clearly knows the business.
As Rihanna is making her rise to the top of the fashion world, this Fashionista took her old, wise words straight to heart and shined just as brightly as a diamond when stepping out in these silver sequined jeans. These originals are restocked only occasionally, so wait patiently to order your own, or rock a similar pair just as modishly. Either way, there’s no doubt that these shiny pants are flying off every shelf they land on. Pair these jeans with a plain white tank top accompanied by a sleek strappy bralette to ensure that your “cool” vibe is maintained, but not overdone. Slip on adidas’ retro Stan Smith sneakers to achieve the athletic quality that appears ever so stylishly within Fenty x Puma. Top it all off with a bomber jacket in any color to complete the look, and there’s no doubt Rihanna would approve.

Just as Rihanna has proven, fashion is about taking risks, mixing feminine and masculine elements and creating ensembles that are fit for just about anyone. She says, “Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know? It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating and it’s empowering when you feel like, Well, I can do that, too.” It’s about time you step out in your glittery jeans, break a few boundaries, change the world and shine brighter than a diamond while doing it.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love the urban, city girl look. However, I sometimes think it comes across as too masculine or tomboy-ish, which is great, but not me. I love these pants because they’re feminine, yet “street.” I was terrified the first time I wore them in public, but style is all about showing off your personality. Never be afraid to wear something that makes people stop and stare!”

Style On®,
Maggie Dillard

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