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how to wear a bomber jacket

There is no question—the bomber style jacket is the “it” jacket of the season. Everyone from Karlie Kloss to Olivia Palermo has been spotted rocking their own take of this style. Once known as a “flight jacket” created for pilots, the bomber has come a very long way in the fashion industry!

Now and Then Jackets

Vibrant colors, wild embellishments and delicate details have lent themselves to the success of the modern version of the classic jacket. 

So exactly how many different ways can you style the bomber jacket? From preppy to pretty there’s plenty!

Borrow Inspiration from the Boys

Blake Lively gets a gold star with this look. Her rolled skinny jeans, floppy hat, and knotted scarf over this outfit a touch of femme. On the other hand her menswear inspired shoes and grey bomber mix well with the rest of her look. It’s very appropriate to use your bomber as a way of dressing down an ensemble. You can even rock it with a feminine dress for a cool vibe.


Play With Colors and Textures

Quilted textures, leather shoulders, brocade panels, satin sleeves—it is very possible to have fun with a bomber and let it be the main event of your look. If the masculine style frightens you, then choose a bomber in a pastel hue, or with girly prints and embellishments. Don’t let the original idea of a bomber jacket fool you, you can surely use your jacket to dress up any look.


Dress It Up

Gwen Steffani’s look is very easy to steal! A solid colored bomber jacket can be paired with floral print tuxedo pants and your best pair of colorful pumps. Reverse the look with patterned bomber and solid colored pants.

Bombers a little more fitted look edgy yet refined especially when paired with dressier separates. Use your jacket to make your outfit appear more easygoing. A zipper closure also lets you have more control over how much to cover as opposed to just buttons.


Turn Heads

Going back to basics with a leather bomber can easily be stylish enough to turn the heads of everyone you pass when it possesses a smooth surface and is in a sophisticated camel or caramel color and teamed with the polish of pure white or cream.

Or go to the other extreme and take the lead from Tina Leung in a duo of brocade bomber and pants from J Crew for a look that will diva up your image for instant attention.


Keep Things Simple

Karlie Kloss knows all about keeping her off duty wear plain and simple without looking boring. Want to go for a casual look, then dark jeans or fitted pants with a simple top can go a long way with a standard satin bomber draped over your shoulders. Ballet flats are comfy essentials that help you breeze through your day.


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