21 November 2012 by

Our Top 5 Tips For Wearing Menswear Like Rihanna

Grazia has been lucky enough to join Rihanna on her ah-mazing 777 Tour. We've seen her perform 7 concerts across 7 different countries over 7 days, travelling aboard her specially chartered Boeing 777 - and boy has she kept us entertained! From drunken - and naked! - antics on board to jamming sessions with the band, it's certainly been gripping. But, of course, it has been her amazing fashion marathon - carefully curated by stylist Mel Ottenberg and designer Adam Selman - that has us the most hooked.

Rocking everything from Givenchy head-to-toe to British newbie label Happy Ashley for her stop off in London, Ri-Ri's on-stage wardrobe is hotter than ever. But it was her pre-Kentish Town visit to Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford London where she switched on the Christmas lights that caused the biggest stir.

Why? Well, the songstress stepped out in a loose blue and white striped top + trouser layered under an oversize mannish blue coat. After skimpy stage gear, no one expected her to ditch the thigh-high boots and racy leather for baggy menswear. Yep, this ensemble is straight off Acne's Spring Summer 2013 catwalk, which Rihanna layered over a crisp white shirt. Oh, and to beat the winter chill, she chose a blue wool coat from ex-Jil Sander designer Raf Simons' Autumn Winter 2012 collection.

So is this set to be a hot trend? Can we mere mortals channel this look too? And, most importantly, what are the rules? Check out our top 5 styling tips for championing menswear by clicking through the gallery above...


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