Rihanna in NYC on April 23.
Photo: Splash News/Karmaloop/River Island/Apparel Supply/Debenhams/ASOS
We don't usually pat ourselves on the back for our awesome internet sleuthing skills, but this time (and this time only!) we're gonna need to gloat a little. Here's the deal—yesterday we spotted Rihanna out and about in NYC sporting THE most badass spring ensemble (no pastels here!), and we needed to cop it immediately. But, of course, it's Rihanna, meaning the entire look is a wee bit out of our price range, so we decided to scour every corner of the internet to find you an almost EXACT replica of her outfit for under $100. You read that right—under $100. *brushes shoulders off* First up, her Givenchy rottweiler tee. She's worn another version of this bad boy before, and, unfortunately, the real thing could cost you nearly $300. Ouch. We found a cheaper (and less terrifying) version for only $16.00, which we think is pretty doggone cool.
For the bottom half of her ensemble, she opted for a shiny leather skater skirt, which, by the way, is an absolute must-have wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up or down and (literally) matches everything in your closet. We like this one for only $22.87 because it has the look of leather, but, shhhh, isn't real. For RiRi's accessories, she sported a backward black snapback hat over her gorge side-parted waves (you can buy a plain one for $9.98) with a silver linked cross necklace. We're, like, 99% sure this River Island chain we found is the EXACT one she's sporting (I mean, she does have her own clothing line with them, after all), and it's only $9.15. (If have some extra dough to drop, you can also cop a custom nameplate necklace like Rihanna from Jennifer Meyer.) To finish the look, she threw on a bright orange jacket, which added a pop of color to her mostly-black ensemble. We thought this open blazer option looked simple yet totally chic, and it's currently on sale for $34.91! YAS. But what do you think—are you going to cop Rihanna's badass spring outfit? Let us know in the comments below!