Rihanna Beat Kate Middleton as the Celebrity Style Influencer of 2017 — WHOA
If there's one celebrity who doesn't seem to be affected by fashion critics or style rules, it's Rihanna. The singer wears whatever the heck she wants (have you seen her Met Gala looks?) and with 100 percent confidence too. Now, Rihanna even has the stats to back her up. According to Lyst, the star was the most powerful celebrity influencer of the year by driving huge sales back to fashion brands. (The runner-up was Selena Gomez, while Kate Middleton landed in fifth place, just behind Meghan Markle.)
Considering Rihanna wore designers such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Giambattista Valli, and Molly Goddard on the regular, we are so not surprised by this crowning achievement. Whether she's posting a streetwear outfit on the 'gram or walking the red carpet in extravagant dresses, Rihanna's always a winner in our eyes. It's hard to argue with someone who has that much swag, after all. To celebrate her unique sense of style, we looked back at some of her best outfits. Our goal for 2018? To dress as cool as Rihanna did this year.