The One Unexpected Item Celebs Like Blake Lively and Bella Hadid Love to Wear on Valentine's Day
On Valentine’s Day you should try to dress like a dominatrix. At least that’s what Blake Lively and Bella Hadid would suggest. I think. According to a quick image search, on Valentine’s Day 2018 they both wore patent leather jackets. A coincidence? Absolutely. But do I want to overanalyze? Also yes.
Valentine’s Day is a funny holiday because so many publications will suggest you finally wear that bag with a heart pattern you bought years ago or that burgundy wrap dress that’s sitting in your closet. And while there’s nothing wrong with that per se, it’s strange to think that this Hallmark card holiday brings people to want to dress like their middle-school selves. Who doesn’t remember sending a ‘Do you have a crush on me? Circle Y- or N’ note while wearing a hot pink, head-to-toe outfit and heart earrings?
Lively’s red patent coat offers a more badass alternative. Sure, it’s still red. But the material and the fact that it’s a leather trench feels more fresh. That same day, Bella Hadid opted for a black option that felt very Matrix of her. Sure, she accessorized with a red rose but she also held a Mr. Chow cookbook in her other arm. The cover art of green zombies fighting in a bowl of noodles is about as anti-Valentine’s as you can get. Last year, Kendall Jenner also wore a similar Matrix-esque hip-grazing leather jacket. Her look was the least festive of all three though, mostly because she wore it while frowning with her arms crossed. Of course, the coat still keeps it chic.
So instead of looking like baby Cupid this Valentine’s Day, go for something a little more intimidating like a high-profile celebrity in a Matrix coat. Lively, Hadid, or Jenner all did just that, and you know what they say: Three is a trend — and Valentine’s Day is overrated anyway.
Shop leather coats inspired by their Valentine’s Day date-night outfits ahead.