The bomber jacket is big news right now, as we spot everyone from celebrities to our favourite fashion bloggers donning the style. Originally worn as a flight jacket, the bomber transformed into a more casual pull on for youths in the 1980s and has since developed from there into an iconic wardrobe piece.
The style is perfect for the summer months, for when the weather turns a little chilly and you need something light to throw on. If you’re wondering how best to style up your bomber jacket, then here are five easy ways:
1. With your favourite dungarees
Dungarees are the new jean for 2016. But a bomber jacket thrown on over a pair of denim dungarees (blue or black, it’s up to you) and your favourite band tee is the ultimate way to nail casual style. Finish off with some low rise canvas trainers and you’re good to go.
2. Rolled up with a big skirt
Bombers seriously work with anything and for any style. Roll the sleeves up for an edgier look and rock this with a full mid length skirt and a cami for a punk princess style. If the skirt is tulle, even better – this material has been making a big comeback recently.
3. Military style
Khaki is as popular as ever this summer and so if you want to nail that celebrity airport style you need a silk khaki bomber, a baggy grey t-shirt and some skinny black jeans to strut through the terminal in. Finish it off with a baseball cap and a structured handbag – it’s the perfect way of wearing that ‘sports luxe’ style, popular on both the catwalk and with well known faces.
4. With leather and boots
If you want to create an edgier look, bring out the leather mini skirt and pair these items with some comfortable cut out boots that should keep your feet cool in the summer months but still protect them from the puddles when it inevitably rains.
5. With the casual t-shirt dress
Your bomber jacket would look amazing over a baggy t-shirt dress, with a pair of caged sandals to finish it off, perfect for a summer get together at the beer garden. It’s the ultimate casual look that needs to be rocked with natural hair, minimal make up and a cute clutch bag.
It’s safe to say that bomber jacket you own will go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. It’s great for creating a more casual vibe or giving a feminine item of a clothing a tougher edge and they come in a huge variety of colours and cuts to suit every style.
Whether you opt for a classic black design, a khaki and orange look with a vintage vibe or a daring pink, silk bomber, include your bomber in your summer outfits this year and it will carry you through to the next season.