Of the many delightful things to note about A$AP Rocky and Rihanna as a couple, up there on the list is the frequency with which they dress up to go out to eat. Given how high they’ve already set the bar for themselves, each successive outing comes with raised stakes, a higher bar to clear. The duo sailed over it with ease on Sunday night—the eve of Rocky’s 34th birthday.
The new parents hit the seafood spot Olivetta in West Hollywood, where Rocky coordinated with Rih’s black zippered gown in a tonal black pinstripe Celine Homme suit. He accessorized with a black printed tie, his favorite Celine shield sunglasses, and a joint. A$AP’s styling trick here—leaving his boxy, two-button double-breasted blazer open—is a good one to emulate: unbuttoning a jacket is a good way to make things a bit more casual, or show off a tie, or just generally add some more easygoing volume to a typical suit silhouette.
Admittedly, A$AP Rocky has a documented tendency of looking amazing in suits, but he also deploys them in ways that feel not only aspirational but adaptable. Suits needn’t be stuffy. Want to dress up a bit in the summer? Pair your nice jacket with shorts (even at night!) and frilly little socks. Bored of the formalwear you’ve got? Find an accessory that calls to you. Hell, even a matching Denim Tears printed hoodie and jeans set can be its own sort of suit. All that’s to say, A$Rocky’s given us some food for thought. It doesn’t even have to be your birthday: unbutton your blazer, take your partner or your homies somewhere nice, and make dinner an occasion.