Individually, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna are fashion icons. He pulls off massive outfits that dig into Gucci, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta. She wears Jacob & Co. watches and Salomon sneakers for the Super Bowl halftime show. But put these two together and you’ve got an unstoppable force—and perhaps the best-dressed couple on the planet.
This weekend, Rocky and Rihanna were, again, photographed on the latest of many New York date nights. The rapper continued his winning streak of Bottega Veneta fits, just days after stepping out for his birthday with the house’s enormous Andiamo bag in bubblegum pink. For this follow-up, though, he wore a louche grey suit from the Italian label, which was unstructured and hung loose. There were big stomper loafers on his feet, too, and another one of Bottega’s woven intrecciato leather bags cast over his shoulder—this time in a less vibrant crocodile green.
Rihanna, meanwhile, went for a double-denim two-piece, comprising an oversized shirt and jeans, under which she wore a tied-up shirt that exposed her Savage Fenty bra. Her dressed-down vibe perfectly complemented the nonchalance of Rocky’s fit. Rihanna’s blacked-out sunglasses and diamond jewelry finished the whole look off beautifully.
There are rules to dressing as individuals, and equally, there are rules to dressing as a couple. You’ve got to match each other’s energy. If one side is dressed down, then you’d hope that the other half has joined them. Few couples in Hollywood do it better than Rihanna and Rocky. They might not be matching in the traditional sense of the word, but in the details of their clothing there are always little nods to one another’s outfits.
That’s the big lesson here: You might not have the budget to rock nonstop Bottega or the star power to attract paparazzi on every date night. But the next time you step out with your partner, you can at least pay attention to what they’re wearing and do your darnedest to match their overall vibe.