A bomber jacket is such a fun update to a denim jacket, utility jacket or a professional blazer. They’re definitely more of a cool girl look that has a bit of edge to it. I mean they were designed to be worn by soldiers in the military. Also known as flight jackets or pilot jackets. But now, they’ve made their way into everyday fashion for both men and women. They are a great piece to add for a smart casual look and even dressier looks when you find the right one!
Different Bomber Jackets
There are several different kinds of bomber jackets to choose from. The one above in my outfit is your classic nylon bomber jacket. I’d say this is the most common that we see in addition to a leather bomber jacket. You can also find this style in lots of different fabrics, prints and even sequins! A sequined bomber jacket is a really fun update for a going out jacket or blazer. And a faux fur one is super fun and cozy for winter!
Thanks to all the varying fabrics you can now shop bomber jackets in, you can also find ones that aren’t as puffy as the classic, or as stiff as a leather one. With softer more feminine fabrics, you can find a more slim and flattering bomber.
Most bomber jackets have a crew neck style and come with pockets. The knitted band at the bottom and around the wrist and neck are what gives this world war jacket it’s true identity. There are so many options to choose from that suit any style. Whether you’re preppy, casual, edgy or classic, there is definitely a style and option available for you. Shop some of my favorites for any style below.
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How To Style A Bomber Jacket
There are so many ways to style and to create outfits with this fun piece. Depending on if you choose a dressy bomber, or a more casual one, you can definitely find some fun ways to wear them. Here are a few of my favorite and inspiring ways to wear this super cool jacket trend.
Casual With Sneakers And A Tee
When thinking of how to style this jacket, I instantly went for super casual. But I think there are so many fun ways to wear a bomber that doesn’t have to feel too masculine or tomboy. Cleary today I went for a casual feel with my go to Adidas. I think this is such an easy way to make jeans and a tee feel more put together while still cool!
More Girly With A Mini Skirt
I love the juxtaposition of a girly mini skirt paired with something more masculine. Pairing a bomber with a little mini skirt, or even a floral mini dress is a fun way to dress this up. Or dress down that little dress!
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With Wide Leg Pants or Jeans
A bomber will be a fun piece to wear with wide leg jeans and a pretty printed top. It’s the perfect light layer to add. Plus, the more crop fit will work great with wide leg jeans. It helps to balance out proportions too. You can also keep in mind a more slim fit bomber to balance out the rest of your outfit.
Paired With A Dress
I love a great little jacket over a dress. It’s perfect for spring or fall and really can pull an outfit together. Again, whether you want to dress up your outfit or dress it down, all depends on the bomber jacket you choose. If you’re a leather jacket kind of person (hello, so am I!) a leather bomber is a great way to mix things up here and add to a pretty dress.
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With Ripped Jeans, White Jeans, ANY Jeans!
A cool street style look is to pair your bomber jacket with your favorite jeans. These can be ripped jeans, white jeans, light wash jeans, really any jean works for this. It’s a grea tway to add a third layer that’s cool and stylish. Just add a cool boot or bootie and graphic tee for a truly edgy look. I love to pair mine with just a simple tee and comfy sneakers as you see in today’s post!
Swap Your Utility Jacket
One of my favorite jackets in my closet is my army green utility jacket. A bomber though is oftentimes found in the same color which makes it the easiest swap! Great with jeans and a tee with sneakers, or over a spring dress. It’s also super chic to pair it with a head to toe black look and topping with your green bomber jacket.
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