There are quite a few people who disagree with Rihanna’s concept for her new video “We Found Love.” Others are defending it, deeming it powerfully emotional and artistic, but these differing opinions and analyzations are a completely different story. In the midst of Rihanna’s sexily twisted love story, the fashionista in someone can easily be awakened while spotting some of great styles throughout the video. We all know that Rihanna is extremely beautiful and could pull off just about any look. Still, some of the fashions in this video aren’t really a big risk for us “normal people,” and can be done quite easily.
The most apparent in the wardrobe pieces was the light denim. Faded denim jackets. Stone washed denim skirts. It was a denim madhouse. Then there were thigh highs and garters. There is also a glimpse of combat roots as Rihanna is in the bathtub, and her beau is sporting skinny suspenders with jeans. Vintage and somewhat 80’s appeal was in high gear, especially with Rihanna’s hair (which was sleek at some moments and big at others), along with the high-waisted skirts and the striped undergarment that she wore with fishnets.
So how do you take these styles and alter them to fit your everyday lifestyle? Let’s begin with the denim.
Demin can accentuate many ensembles very well, so long as you don’t go into denim overload by doing things like sporting denim from top to bottom. A great place to shop for all denim hunters is, of course, the Levi’s store and there is a great directory for denim here.
Now, on to the hair. Curly, classy, and always beautiful, vintage hairstyles compliment just about any facial shape, and for those that are not quite skilled enough to perfect some of the diverse looks without the help of a hairdresser, they can look to this site for help, or purchase the how-to book Vintage Hairstyling.
Here is where things get a bit tricky. When it comes time to wear garters, thigh highs, and fishnets, one must tread the waters carefully, because there is a fine line between using them to add spice to an outfit and looking a little too…”spicy.” Garter belts typically are added for sex appeal, so save them for the bedroom or the club, but adhering to the rules of proper fashion etiquette when it comes to fishnets and thigh highs should keep you in the safe zone.
Finally, if you haven’t quite noticed, high waisted bottom pieces have been maintaining their popularity long before this video, and with good reason. Once you overcome that fear of looking like someone that pulled their shorts up too high, you will come to love the statement of high waisted gear and appreciate how flattering it can be to the legs, derriere, and midsection. One could rave on about the joys of this style forever, but you have to try it on for yourself to be made a believer.