THIS POST FIRST APPEARED AS A PART OF TWELVE FACES OF STYLE, A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH SACRED STYLIST JACQUELYN TIERNEY, THAT EXAMINED STYLE THROUGH THE LENS OF ASTROLOGY.
If you’re here, I’m guessing you’ve read your horoscope more than few times. Still, there’s more to personal style than your sign, baby.
Your ascendant (or, the constellation that was on the horizon at the time you were born) is just as important, if not more, than your sun. Also called your rising sign, the ascendant tells us how you present yourself to the world. When you dress like your ascendant sign, you look comfortable, confident, and sexy.
We’ve chosen twelve style muses - one for each rising sign - to help you discover how the twelve faces tell their unique style stories. Even if you don’t have the featured rising sign of the week, if your sun or Venus is in that sign, you’ll also want to take note. Don’t have any of that sign in your chart? This will help you spot those star sign types when you’re out and about. Your friends will think it’s magic!
This week, we’re in love with Rihanna’s hot Aries rising style. Even though she has a Pisces sun, Rihanna’s moon, Venus, Jupiter and ascendant in Aries more than qualify the original bad gal to be our Aries style muse!
LET RIRI SHOW US HOW TO BRING OUR INNER ARIES INTO OUR CLOSETS (AND OURSELVES!).
There’s no escaping it: Aries rising people look gorgeous in red. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to wrap yourself in crimson from head to toe. Touches of red, especially around the face, will give you the desired effect without the shock factor. Aries rules the head, so red lips or cherry red sunglasses are excellent starting points. Feeling more adventurous? Follow RiRi’s lead and ask your hair stylist for a vibrant scarlet hue.
Call it what you want - lounge, sportswear, the girl-or-boy-next-door - Aries rising people having this style down to a science. Nobody can work the “just left the gym” vibe quite like a super-Aries like Rihanna. We love how she elevates the look by matching cropped tops and spandex with a pair of sunnies and hip walking sneakers.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac so, unsurprisingly, Aries loves to be first. They’re cosmic trendsetters, and the origin point for that thing everyone will be coveting next season. Their complete and utter confidence means this bold sign can pull off avant-garde looks with impressive aplomb.
Case in point: Rihanna wore her notorious “naked dress” nearly a year before Beyonce and Kim’s showdown at the 2015 Met Gala. By then she was on to the next one, in a beautiful yellow cloak by up-and-coming Chinese designer, Guo Pei.
Pair that with the fact that wild child Uranus is transiting RiRi’s rising sign from now until 2018, and you’ve got a fashion combination that’s out of this world!
We predict even more outlandish looks from Rihanna in the next few years, or perhaps a turn for the minimal. Uranus knows how to make sleek lines look edgy and fresh.
How do you know if Aries shows up in your chart? Go to www.astro.com and enter your birth details into the Chart Drawing Ascendant option. Look for the glyph that looks like a ram’s head, and you’ll be all set.