5 Ways to Wear the Bomber Jacket

How to Wear The Bomber Jacket - Fashion - Laura Blog
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There’s something about a bomber jacket that instantly completes a look, regardless of what you have on. Whether worn over a trouser, skirt, dress or blouse, they work effortlessly with just about anything you choose from your wardrobe. The key is to find the right colours, prints and fabrics depending on the weather and the occasion. We’ll break down a few different ways you can easily add the bomber jacket into your rotation.


1. Vintage Vibes

The origin of the bomber jacket can be traced back to WWII as a staple military uniform worn by fighter pilots. It has trickled down into subcultures, such as punk, and recently made its way into high fashion. As a nod to its history, adopt a vintage bomber jacket for the perfect combination of stylish and casual. For example, wear it over your favourite jeans and a t-shirt and you’re good to go. For those of you, who are still battling a frosty climate, opt for a heavier jacket for decent coverage against the cold. All you’re missing now are a pair of aviator glasses!

2. Layer up the Dress

Laura Blog - Floral Print Chiffon Dress - Melanie Lyne
Floral Print Chiffon Dress

Melanie Lyne

Although most bomber jackets are styled with pants, don’t neglect your dresses! Inject some life into your frocks by adding a colourfully printed jacket over them. It’s a great way to dress up the bomber while dressing down the dress. Add a nice pair of crisp white trainers for an easy weekend look that you’ll want to wear repeatedly. Pro tip: scrunch up the sleeves for a more structured and tailored outfit.

3. Sophisticated Print

How to Wear The Bomber Jacket -Baroque Print Bomber
Baroque Print Bomber Jacket
Melanie Lyne

Instantly elevate an everyday office look by adding a luxurious baroque print jacket like the one highlighted here. Pair it with a flowy blouse underneath and straight leg pants for the perfect 9 to 5 combo that is both original and unique. You can also pair it over a long monochromatic dress as another stylish option, or over a black top and pants for an ultra-chic silhouette. It’s an extremely versatile piece that you’ll love having in your closet when you’re trying to put an outfit together quickly..

4. The Chic Look

Sometimes bomber jackets get a bad reputation for being too boxy and masculine when it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Add some feminine flair to your outfit with a brightly coloured option that will instantly put you in the mood for spring and summer. By pairing dark pants and a simple top with a vibrant bomber jacket, you will instantly add a pop of colour to your outfit.

5. Classic Black Bomber Jacket

This is a no-brainer. You can style a black bomber jacket with everything; from a classic pair of jeans to a comfortable sweaterdress. If you want a sportier look, pair them with track pants. If you have a special event coming up, throw on a black silk bomber over your favourite party dress and some black heeled pumps, and you have an elegant ensemble for the night out. Whenever you want to inject some attitude into your outfit, the bomber jacket will always be your best bet!

Are you ready to explore some of these looks for yourself? If yes, let us know in the comments below!

Written by Amina Reaz

If Amina could use three words to describe herself, they would be the following: coffee, stories, and adventures. A self-proclaimed bibliophile, she enjoys collecting and reading books when she is not writing and editing. Passionate about travel and experiencing different cultures, she also loves discovering new gems all around her native city of Montreal. She likes to unwind from her day by binge-watching Netflix and cuddling with her cat Sherlock (even though he does not always like to reciprocate).

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