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10 Style Rules To Learn From Rihanna

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If anyone is going to have their birthday cake (cake, cake, cake, cake, cake) and eat it too, it’s Rihanna. With an expansive discography, 120-million-dollar net worth, and killer style to boot, the dance-pop diva is on top of her game at just 27-years-old. In celebration of her special day, we pulled a few of our favorite RiRi looks for your pre-weekend perusal. Browse her bold ensembles now and take notes for your own wardrobe, whether you want to up the ante of daytime dressing or take a going-out ensemble to the next level.

1. Match your makeup to your outfit.

Spotted last summer in NYC, Rihanna stepped out to dinner in a hot fuchsia dress with a bright pink pout to match.

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2. Try a side braid with statement earrings.

Always known for her bold choices, RiRi teamed a gorgeous side braid with eye-catching earrings for the 2011 Met Gala.

3. When in doubt, suit up.

Looking gorj in gingham, our diva du jour shut it down in an Altuzarra skirt suit at a MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund film screening last fall.

4. Style a long jacket with a short dress for off-duty cool.

Rihanna proves she is the queen of effortless city-girl cool whenever she strolls about NYC.

5. Mod sunglasses make any outfit major.

Leave it to RiRi to steal the show from the front row at Stella McCartney Fall 2014 runway presentation.

6. Dress up boyfriend jeans with a sparkly top.

The jet-set singer shined bright while going out in London circa summer of 2013.

7. You're never too old for a high pony.

Rihanna reminded us it's okay to indulge our girly side with the sweet pink ensemble she wore to the Christian Dior Cruise show in 2014.

8. Balance a ladylike silhouette with edgy shoes.

Snapped in Soho this last September, she offset a babydoll dress with strappy shoes for a fashion-forward result.

9. Turn to red lipstick to elevate a casual look.

Want to feel chic even in jeans? Take notes from Rihanna's polished daytime approach!

10. Go big or go home.

For this year's Grammys, Rihanna dropped jaws in this voluminous ball gown by Giambattista Valli.