Rihanna's 'Esmeralda' Look is the Biggest Trend of Summer '17.
This morning, Rihanna debuted yet another iconic style moment in Khaled's video for Wild Thoughts. The song, a reimagination of Maria Maria living in Miami instead of Spanish Harlem, is a likely contender for song of the summer. Rih's look was akin to the great Esmeralda— with an off-the-shoulder peasant top, large gold hoops, and a scarf to match. While the scarf and hoop combo is not a new phenomenon whatsoever, it is on trend to become the look of Summer 2017.
Rihanna is not the only person indulging in the trend. Last week, supermodel Joan Smalls debuted a similar look on her Instagram account.
The duo is the perfect destination style. Not only does it provide a chic yet low maintenance look for an airplane snooze, it's also a great transition piece for the beach. During a trip to Turks and Caicos in March, I brought a ginormous scarf that I'd gotten from my great-great grandmother, Sugar. More than anything, it saved my leave-out from the humidity while providing me with a cool Pirates of the Caribbean aesthetic.
Remember that the bigger the scarf, the better. This look also works exceptionally well with bigger hair. Beach waves and tight curls make the look far more interesting than bone straight hair. Pair with your favorite oversized sunnies and you are ready for a tropical getaway.