Why We Missed Naya Rivera—and Her Fearless Fashions—on the Series Finale of 'Glee'

Why We Missed Naya Rivera—and Her Fearless Fashions—on the Series Finale of 'Glee'(Source: FOX)As speculated last month, Naya Rivera did not appear in the season finale of Glee (reportedly after an altercation between her and co-star Lea Michele, right), which aired earlier this week. Not only did we miss her character's fearless attitude, we missed Santana's fierce fashion sense as well.

Why We Missed Naya Rivera—and Her Fearless Fashions—on the Series Finale of 'Glee'(Source: FOX)Regardless of possible on-set drama, there's no denying that Rivera's character balanced Michele's, in both disposition and the wardrobe department. Santana's outspoken attitude and equally vivacious attire, consisting of bold hues and daring silhouettes, added a welcome contrast to the show's main character Rachel (portrayed by Michele), known for her preppy personality and expected ensembles.

Why We Missed Naya Rivera—and Her Fearless Fashions—on the Series Finale of 'Glee'(Source: FOX)Case in point: Tuesday's episode, when Rachel played it safe in a number of similar understated looks. In fact, the majority of the monochrome, casual garments Michele's character wore to conclude season five, including (left to right) her gray knit pullover ($255), black shorts ($325), and striped raglan sweater ($220), were from the same brand, Rag & Bone (the rest of her attire can be viewed here).

We're rooting for Santana's return when the series premieres its sixth season in the fall, if only for her to spice up the cast's wardrobe. Until then, cast your vote for your favorite character's style:
Poll: Which 'Glee' star's style do you like best?
Click to vote:
  • Team Santana (Naya Rivera)
  • Team Rachel (Lea Michele)
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