14 Crucial Life Lessons Rihanna Has Taught Us Through Her Style

28 August 2017, 00:01


Allow RiRI to take you on an epic journey of style self-discovery.

It's been 12 years since a fresh-faced, sun-kissed 17-year-old Robyn Rihanna Fenty burst onto our screens and hit our radio stations with her island-infused debut single 'Pon De Replay'.

Fast forward eight platinum-selling albums, serious levels of red carpet slay-age and a Dulux colour chart of hairdo's later, and it's clear to see how the R&B beauty has achieved icon status.

Rihanna is the Queen of Reinvention - she can go from Met Gala goddess to Barbadian beach babe in a matter of perfectly captured Instagram snaps.

So, we've complied a list of essential life lessons that Ri has taught us over the years, allowing you to live out your best life in the spirit of everybody's favourite Bad Gal.


Be bold.


crawpova '17 #AuraForCropOva @aura_experience

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onAug 7, 2017 at 10:28am PDT

All hail the Goddess of Crop Over.


Stay humble.



A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onJul 31, 2015 at 10:22am PDT

Baggy tee? Backwards cap? RiRi does laid-back chic like no other.


Be proud of your roots.


#cropover2015 #barbados

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onAug 3, 2015 at 5:50pm PDT



Be confident.


" I can't go home yet, cuz enough people ain't seen my outfit "

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onApr 16, 2017 at 1:01am PDT

Coachella wasn't ready for Bad Gal's bedazzled unitard. 


Voice your opinion.


I @dior

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onJan 22, 2017 at 6:31am PST

Ms. Fenty is never afraid to make a statement with her clothing choices.


Take time to relax.



A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onAug 6, 2015 at 12:50pm PDT

Get that vitamin D, girl.


Keep your family close.


majesty's first Grammys!

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onFeb 9, 2015 at 4:13pm PST

Obviously Ri's cousin Majesty is adorable, but who could forget that iconic billowing Grammy dress? 


Appreciate your BFF.


smurfette couture @mdollas11

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onDec 23, 2014 at 4:36pm PST

Friends who slay together, stay together.


Love yourself.


#VOTE bih

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onNov 8, 2016 at 12:17pm PST

Wearing a T-shirt with your own face on it? Duh.


Be fierce.



A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onFeb 19, 2015 at 6:42pm PST

Those talons. That knuckle armoury. This is a badass #lewk.


Don’t be afraid to experiment.


Thank you Europe/UK

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onAug 21, 2016 at 6:24pm PDT

Queen of Unlikely-Yet-Flawless Combinations.


Cherish your day ones.


when I got the vision #JELLYslides @PUMA

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onMay 25, 2017 at 7:37pm PDT

Ri and her girls have been reppin' those jelly slides and hair bobbles since day dot.


Treat yourself.


She works the hardest, but I try to make it worth her while!!! #CoCosCrib @jennnrosales #jhatappreciationday

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onMay 1, 2014 at 8:14am PDT

The hustle pays off, guys.


Take care of your body.


all @jacquieaiche errthang

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onJul 31, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT

Eat well, use cocoa butter, get that glow.


Stand up for what you believe in.


u know da drill

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onApr 20, 2015 at 2:30pm PDT

Need we say more?

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