Bomber jackets … the low down
Bomber jackets have been bubbling around on the trend charts for the last few seasons, and with the biker jackets flooding the market this winter, I’m so ready to pay them some serious attention this time around.
The Spring 14 runways were chocca full of collarles looks, from shirts to blouses to balloon sleeved tops, so bomber jackets are definitely about to ride that trend wave right into your hearts.
If the thought of bomber jackets has you feeling a tad nauseaous, due to memories of awful fashion crimes you have pushed to the back of your mind from the 80’s or 90’s then fear not, this incarnation for Spring has definitely got a thoroughly modern take on the item.
The perfect bomber jackets for spring come in luxe fabrics – like this Dupion one by Lulu & Co, but also look for light tweeds, boucle and linens. If you find one in a graphic or floral print then you have hit a double trend whammy.
Bomber jacket by Lulu & Co, Opening Ceremony statement sweater, MiH Phoebe slim boyfriend jeans, French Connection backpack, Mother of Pearl slip-on trainers.
Bomber jacket by Lulu & Co, Prabal Gurung painted lily-print blouse, Reiss bodycon skirt, J.Crew Hughes satchel, L.K.Bennett heels
Bomber jackets … how to wear them
The joy of the bomber jackets for this season is all about their unbridled slouchy appeal. Forget squeezing yourself into yet another tight biker jacket or longline blazer. Snag yourself one of these babies and be prepared to see how versatile it can be.
For the weekend pair with your relaxed vibe uniform of statement sweatshirt and boyfriend jeans. But then work it again in the week for the office with your Miss Jean Brodie pencil skirt and floral boxy top. Go for a full on cocktail look by mixing it up with tuxedo pants and a tux embellished shirt for a thoroughly modern take on evening attire.