“Wild, wild, wild… When I’m with you, all I get is wild thoughts.” Let me just say that this song has been on repeat in my brain since it was released. I think we can all agree that “Wild Thoughts” is definitely this summer’s anthem, next to “Despacito,” of course. The video captures the heat of the summer and the sultry, dewy look everyone has been trying to emulate. This summer aesthetic inspired me to create a similar look that has enough vibrancy and heat for half the cost.
Vibrant, Bold Colors
First, what drew me in were Rihanna’s electric blue shadowed eyes and bold red lip. This look popped up repeatedly on my Instagram’s discover page and I can’t get enough. I’m in love with the whole vibe: Miami nights, bright colors, over the top jewelry—give me more, please! I’m obsessed with Rihanna’s outfits in the music video. Her staple orange, vintage Betsy Johnson sheer top definitely stole the show. The top was my main focal point for my inspired look. As I watched the rest of the video, I indulged in the fashion—Balenciaga floral L\leggings that could probably pay my tuition and that dress! The iconic turquoise Alberta Ferretti peasant dress. It’s practically a tropical runway fairytale.
Now Make It Your Own
Now, of course, I can’t afford Balenciaga, but these looks inspired me to create something a little more wearable and definitely more affordable. Keeping the warm bright colors in mind I chose an orange silky peasant top from Forever 21 that will make your pockets and hearts very happy. The sleeves are ruffled with a beautiful split neckline detail. Since the top was definitely the main focus for this outfit, I paired it with a simple jean miniskirt.
Lastly, the jewelry in this look is simplistic with the gold necklace that complements the orange and doesn’t distract from the top. Finishing off the look, I wore block heels with tan leather straps. This outfit is super easy and very versatile. It can go from day to night and will add a punch of Rihanna’s style to your wardrobe.
What summer jams inspire your style? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to share your style with @CFashionista on social media to give us some inspiration too.