What to Wear to the Club? Get 17 Outfit Ideas from Rihanna
Rihanna's sartorial power lies in her unpredictability. Even after years of being in the spotlight, her eclectic style range still manages to catch us by surprise. (Indeed, the style savant has been named fashion icon by the CFDA two years ago). But while she holds a pretty spectacular red carpet track record, it's really when she's out clubbing that we truly get to see her unapologetically fierce, individual style.
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And since figuring out what to wear to a club can still be a mystery—even among the most stylish of the style set—it was a no-brainer that we'd turn to @badgalRiRi for the baddest fashion inspo for nights out on the town. We retraced her steps, rounded up all the times she went clubbing (or we tried—girl goes out a lot), and documented her outfits that are as strong as they are diverse. From princessy-pink minis and glittery pumps to oversize jackets and furry slippers, draw inspiration from Rihanna's clubbing outfits so you, too, can frequent 1Oak like a star.
A Pink Mini + Girly Extras
BadgalRiRi did a complete 180 with a sweet bubblegum-pink mini dress that she styled with ultra girly accessories, like bow earrings, a furry pink stole tied around her waist, fluff-trimmed socks, and glittery pumps.
A Tee + Jeans (+Puffer)
Only Rihanna has the power to make a down puffer into acceptable clubwear material. She topped her graphic tee and cuffed jeans with a super-long padded coat.
A Glittery Jacket + Skinnies
The star dressed up a pair of classic skinnies with a glittery jacket (sans layers, of course) and metallic sandals.
Pastels + Sporty Add-Ons
Rihanna toughened up her lavender mini (that matched her lip) with a nylon jacket casually tied around her waist and cool kicks.
Ladylike Florals + Retro Frames
A floral print tempers the sexiness of a second-skin dress that hugs every curve. To further up the sophistication factor, finish with mod round sunnies and strappy mules.
An Oversize Jacket + Fluffy Slippers
RiRi turned her jacket into a mini dress (we spy micro-short cut-offs underneath, though) and then went for a super laidback vibe with fluffy pink Puma slippers.
Sweatshirt Dress + Minimalist Sandals
Is it a sweatshirt? Is it a dress? Either way, RiRi pulled off this gray fringed number with a stack of necklaces and minimalist white sandals.
Destroyed Denim + Lace Booties
Rihanna dressed up her ripped jeans with a sweeping camel coat, a satiny tank, and black lace booties.
A Floral Gown + Metallics
Rihanna took a break from her wild side and went for sweet with a pretty floral gown that she styled with a chain-link purse (that she gripped like a clutch) and metallic sandals.
Black Slip Dress + Cool-Girl Finishes
A slinky black dress got the Rihanna treatment when she finished it with a shearling leather coat (casually draped off one shoulder), a baseball cap, oversize hoops, and fishnets with sandals.
Muscle Tee + Sneaks
Headed for the mosh pit? Aim for comfort with a graphic muscle tee (copy RiRi and sport a colorful bra underneath), micro shorts, a cross-body purse (to free up both hands), and black sneakers.
All White Everything
Rihanna remained true to the optic (non)color, accessorizing her cut-away tank and denim mini combo with a baseball cap, an embellished white purse, and white sandals.
LBD + Thigh-High Lace-Up Sandals
Leave it to RiRi to give a classic little black dress a statement-making effect. She styled hers with layered necklaces and black lace-up sandals wrapped all the way up her leg.
Flirty Tank + Acid Wash Jeans
Offset the harshness of acid wash jeans with a flirty white top and girly fuchsia-orange sandals.
Patchwork Dress + Color-Block Sandals
For some, a multicolored patchwork dress might mean neutral accessories—but not for Rihanna. Thanks to her "more is more" fashion philosophy, she styled her printed design with a metallic clutch and bright two-tone sandals.
Off-the-Shoulder Dress + Platforms
Rihanna was positively angelic in a breezy off-the-shoulder dress—but of course she added that famous Rihanna edge with a handful of accessories and cool platforms with straps cuffed her shins.
Black Separates + Contrasting Accessories
Conservative from the front, sexy from the back (her top is held together by two strings). She added contrast with a white chain-strap purse and white chain-linked mules.