The Bomber Jacket: A Quiet Achiever on the Fashion Circuit
The bomber jacket re-emerged onto the fashion scene as a quiet achiever.
But having since popped up in a range of colours and styles, and owing to its versatility across outfits and seasons, it’s quickly become a wardrobe staple in women’s fashion once again. Somehow encompassing equal parts glamour and tomboy edginess, there’s really not a lot not to like about the bomber jacket. They’re comfortable, convenient for carrying around as an extra layer, and can be paired with just about anything – from a silky dress and heels to jeans and sneakers. Personally, my bomber jacket is my go-to, owing to the fact that it’s versatile enough to take me from day, to night, to the weekend.
If you’re having visions of a retro throwback, it’s time to think again. The bomber jacket has made it’s comeback with all the right amounts of streetwear cool, and is working for women of all ages. You’ll be surprised at just how many outfits it can complement, particularly through this time between seasons because it’s perfect for layering if needed. From leather through to embroidered silk, the bomber is embracing a full range of fabric types, so there is likely to be on that suits your overall personal style.
Want some ideas on how to incorporate the bomber jacket into your look this season? Here are our tips:
Go girly We’ve seen the embroidered bomber jacket emerge as a definite favourite this season. The juxtaposition of feminine floral detailing with the tomboy style is what makes this bomber so versatile. The floral embroidery gives it a softer look, so it’s ideal for matching with other feminine pieces such as a pleated skirt or a dress with ankle boots. However on the other hand, it will also soften edgier looks, such as black faux-leather pants or skinny jeans with heels. It’s also an easy yet expressive option for your office-wear, particularly as we transition through the seasons, matching simple skirts and trousers alike.
A little bit edgy Leather bomber jackets are also on-trend. They incorporate the street-style appeal of leather with a sportier look and are perfect for pairing with a camisole, jeans and sneakers or a denim skirt and stilettos. On cooler days, rock your bomber with a lightweight, long-line knit underneath, or throw a chunky cable knit scarf around your neck. With some fashionably ripped jeans or distressed denim and some large shades, you’ll have a stylish street look nailed.
Sport luxe You’ll be seeing bombers in all sorts of hues – navy, khaki, baby pink, champagne and classic black. This range of colours makes it easy to find one that will complement much of your existing casual-wear wardrobe. We’re loving khaki or soft pink bombers with drop-crotch trousers or comfortable sweat-style pants. Khaki and champagne coloured jackets also go well with black skinny jeans, a comfortable boyfriend tee and crisp white trainers.
Dress it up As mentioned, a bomber jacket is just as perfect when paired with a glamorous evening gown as it is with a pair of trackies. Find it hard to believe? A simple online search will pull up plenty of examples of where this combo totally works. What makes it easier is that there are stunning bomber jackets in silky or shimmery fabrics, some embellished with sequins, studs or lace that effortlessly give it an evening-glam edge.
As you can see, the bomber jacket is going to be a true asset to your wardrobe. From casual wear through to a night on the town, bomber jackets seem to fit right in. You’ll definitely love the versatility that a bomber jacket can afford you, so it’s an investment you won’t regret!
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