Now I'm not saying you should rush to wear a bikini top whilst shopping anytime soon (or at all, for that matter), but I do admire the way Rihanna has managed to dress up a bandeau bikini top and skirt and turned it into an outfit. Something we can all apply to our casual wear with just a little attention to our accessories.
Firstly, the red lipstick instantly makes everything just that little bit more dramatic. If you haven't yet swapped your gloss for something more opaque, perhaps now is the time to try it, at least some of the time.
Secondly, the jewellery. There's tonnes of it. An assortment of rings, a snake arm band, giant hoops and a weird, cross body belly chain that probably only looks good when a pop star wears it (or indeed, when you're wearing a bikini top).
Thirdly, the nails. Long and manicured, they really complete the look.
And fourth, the structured bag. Imagine the difference in vibe if she was carrying a loose fabric beach bag? It would have led the outfit down a much more casual path. This bag is ladylike and sophisticated. It's still straw, so goes with the bikini top, but the structure makes it classic.
This is a great example of how finishing touches can turn the slant of an outfit from casual to dressed up. It's all in the detail.