Rihanna's Veiled Beanie: Regal or Ratchet?

Tiffany Lee
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[Photo: WeirPhotos / Splash News]
[Photo: WeirPhotos / Splash News]

Rihanna loves a good beanie when she's off-duty—but the superstar can't wear just any head topper. While out and about in Ireland on Monday, the style-savvy singer kept her noggin warm with a baby-pink beanie wrapped with a tulle bow for a veiled effect.

Now, it's already surprising that the singer whose penchant for skin-baring, borderline fetish wear would even wear a color that's just so … vanilla. But the royal wedding-esque spin on the omnipresent street style accessory gives it an oomph that has people double-taking.

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Rihanna must've received quite the care package from the beanie's designer, London-based styling studio Silver Spoon Attire, as she had already worn two other Silver Spoon beanies duing casual outings in the UK recently. Priced at £80, which is about $123, the beanie is beyond the reach of most of us. Which is kind of the point.

RiRi isn't the first high-profile celebrity to wear a veiled beanie this month. Miley Cyrus beat her by a few days when she rocked a black veiled beanie in her freshly released "We Can't Stop" music video last week.

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Miley Cyrus 2013, Jil Sander S/S 2012 [Photos: Vevo; Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images]
Miley Cyrus 2013, Jil Sander S/S 2012 [Photos: Vevo; Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images]

But then again, the designer who actually started the veiled-beanie craze has everyone beat by over two years—which is like two decades in fashion time. High-end designer Jil Sander sent models down the runway with veiled beanies for her Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which was exhibited in fall 2011 (collections are shown a season ahead for buyers). The fashion world went way cray over the look for a hot second, but it eventually faded into the abyss like all trends.

P.S. Courtney Love said that people hardly wore beanies in the '90s—and she would know!

So what do you think about Rihanna's spin on the '90s street style? Is it out of date or getting a relevant revival? Does she need to ditch the veil, or is it just right?

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