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By Maaike Dijkstra - 9 December 2014
Fashion and Beauty Digital Coordinator
Rihanna's been showcasing a much more relaxed style since being linked with Drake [Getty]
Spotted hanging out in Amsterdam, London and Manchester, Drake and Rihanna’s recent love tour has done nothing to squash rumours that they're well and truly back on. In fact, sources last month confirmed that they're not only getting 'serious', but are so loved-up that they've gone exclusive. But forget the stolen kisses and sneaky hugs at awards ceremony, it's Ri-Ri's style that has us enthralled.
Because we can’t help but notice that her wardrobe has taken a noticeable turn of late, going from flash-flashing, risque and nothing short of provocative to, well, more relaxed and - GASP - covered up. Yes, she still knows how to vamp it up on the red carpet and we're sure she'll be cracking out the teeny shorts when she's next on stage, but when it comes to her off-duty style, there's a whole new hip-hop edge to her garb - and we wonder whether her new beau may have something to do with it.
The latest piece of evidence has arrived this weekend when the songstress took to yet another basketball game in LA alongside her BFF Melissa Forde. Rather than cracking out another pair of snakeskin Tom Ford knee-high boots or a sparkling crop top topped off with daring black lipstick, she instead opted for simple black and white paneled leggings teamed with a loose-fitted shirt and a black baseball cap wore backwards.
Rihanna's minxy style pre-Drake [Getty]
And this isn't the first time. Rihanna's been snapped out and about wearing slouchy trousers with trainers, hoodies, and tracksuits galore - the streetwear vibe is a far cry from her more glammed-up appearances pre-Drake. In fact, her latest ensembles are very similar to the rapper's own personal style which consists of oversized slogan varsity jackets and low-slung jeans, statement sneakers and yep, baseball hats worn backwards. And did we mention the fuss-free beauty look? Gone are the crazy hair-dos and brightly-coloured dye jobs and instead Ri is sticking to jet-black extensions and a red lip to match her urban wardrobe.
Of course, it's hardly surprising Rihanna has adapted her look since leaving the singles scene and falling for the super-cool Drake who's certainly hot on his designer labels. Or is this just the latest stage in Ri-Ri's constant transformation and she'll be back to risque looks in a matter of weeks? We'll be watching...
See more of Rihanna's fashion hits in the gallery below >>
Melissa Forde and Rihanna attend an NBA playoff game between Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers on May 9, 2014
Rihanna is seen at the after-party for The Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 5, 2014 in New York
Rihanna attends Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown on April 28, 2014 in New York
Rihanna attends the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 3, 2014 in Paris, France
Rihanna poses in the press room at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
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