Picture this: It’s 2016, you’re in Manhattan, and Rihanna’s wearing a $15,000 big red heart-shaped fur jacket by Saint Laurent to feed the birds at 7 a.m. The luxurious, one-of-a-kind coat went on to become one of Rihanna’s most-photographed ensembles of all time (she wore the outfit all night long, and was photographed again later in the early morning). Flash forward to just last night, and Bad Gal Riri re-wore the sweet outerwear once again. This time around, she gave it a much sportier twist.
Heading out for dinner at Nobu in Los Angeles, Rihanna proved her prowess for high-fashion maternity dressing once again by busting out her heart-shaped fur. In 2016, she wore the statement piece with denim cutoffs and a black baseball cap. This time, she dressed it down again—well, as much as that coat can be!—but in a different way. Rih paired it with a Chicago Bulls jersey, brown patchwork Vetements sweatpants, and strappy flip-flop heels. (Even in the winter, she loves a flip-flop heel.) Around her neck was a blingy pendant necklace that likely costs more than a down payment on a car.
Given that the mogul is photographed in a killer ensemble almost every single day, it’s great to see her re-wearing her wardrobe. When a coat costs that much, you’d hope she’d get more than one wear out of it. The fact that she wore it just after Valentine’s Day, meanwhile, is likely no coincidence. She’s been wearing red all week long, including a stellar Alaïa coat for a date night with A$AP Rocky. Someone’s clearly feeling the love, and she’s showing it by wearing her heart on her sleeve—or rather, back.
Originally published in Vogue.com