Depending on their influence, a celebrity can single-handedly ignite a trend, turning it from nothing into something overnight. When two what celebrities wear — especially charismatic ones like Rihanna and Hailey Bieber—It was a completely different ball game. So when both style icons were spotted wearing an almost identical coat style, we immediately knew it was about to become the next big thing. Their outerwear of choice? Leather bomber jacket.
Last week, Rihanna was seen walking into Carbone in New York City in a head-to-toe leather suit, including a pair of leather-like pants by The Attico, Celine cowboy boots and an oversize leather bomber by Prada. Then, a few days later, Bieber was photographed in Los Angeles wearing a similar leather bomber with baggy jeans and a white t-shirt. A surprising situation? We think not. In fact, both have embraced dad-inspired outerwear styles on a number of occasions over the past few months, with Rihanna wears a green Dries Van Noten bomber earlier this month and Bieber styled hair from Balenciaga with a crop top and jeans at the end of December.
Take a look at how two top outfit experts have turned the bomber jacket into the most coveted trend of 2022 below.