14 Crucial Life Lessons Rihanna Has Taught Us Through Her Style
28 August 2017, 00:01 | Updated: 11 September 2017, 15:04
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.
All hail the Goddess of Crop Over.
Baggy tee? Backwards cap? RiRi does laid-back chic like no other.
Be proud of your roots.
Again, GODDESS. OF. CROP. OVER.
Coachella wasn't ready for Bad Gal's bedazzled unitard.
Voice your opinion.
Ms. Fenty is never afraid to make a statement with her clothing choices.
Take time to relax.
Get that vitamin D, girl.
Keep your family close.
Obviously Ri's cousin Majesty is adorable, but who could forget that iconic billowing Grammy dress?
Appreciate your BFF.
Friends who slay together, stay together.
Wearing a T-shirt with your own face on it? Duh.
Those talons. That knuckle armoury. This is a badass #lewk.
Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Queen of Unlikely-Yet-Flawless Combinations.
Cherish your day ones.
Ri and her girls have been reppin' those jelly slides and hair bobbles since day dot.
The hustle pays off, guys.
Take care of your body.
Eat well, use cocoa butter, get that glow.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Need we say more?