Bomber jackets are more classic than trendy — and always reliable, comfortable, and super stylish. You can easily wear this piece when you want to dress down something that’s a little too prim for your everyday or toughen up a pair of jeans and a tank. You can even throw your bomber on over a skirt, a dress, or a jumpsuit!
So what’s the best way to wear the always-cool bomber? Here are six bomber jacket outfits to inspire you!
1. Top Your Dresses
Ready to show off your pretty warm-weather dresses? You absolutely are — but that chill in the air threatens to totally derail your sartorial plans for the day. Enter the versatile bomber jacket.
This one is made with leather and, as litosoi shows, it’s perfect to throw on over a chic, relaxed, and colorful dress for both contrast and warmth. Perfection!
2. Sporty Chic Forever
Who can resist the appeal of off-duty chic? This ensemble capitalizes on laid-back style, but doesn’t fall into the somewhat boring jeans-and-tee trap.
Yes, this outfit includes jeans and a tee, but it also incorporates a lightweight bomber and a pair of sporty kicks—and those two details make all the difference!
3. A Little Contrast
It’s tough to resist the beauty of rose gold, whether it’s an eye shadow, a piece of jewelry, or, as seen here, an eye-catching bomber jacket. The silky finish lends the look a dressy touch, while the lighter shade provides perfect contrast to dark jeans.
All you need is a simple necklace to complete your look.
4. Military Chic
After all these years, military styles still dominate the fashion world. This jacket feels authentic and looks comfortable, and is perfect to wear with your most simple, all-black outfits.
You can add a pair of biker booties and a chain bag to finish your outfit to perfection.
5. Vivid Embroidery Hues
Bright colors, dynamic embroidery, and artful designs send this bomber jacket in an entirely unexpected direction.
You may want to try a jacket like this with relatively simple pieces — a plain tee that picks up on one of the topper’s colors, a pair of jeans, and simple sneakers. Pin your hair up if there’s a great design to show off!
6. The Sweetest Florals
You can never go wrong with a pretty floral print, especially during spring. You can make this look work by pairing the brilliant blossoms with something simple so that there’s no competition between prints.
Try a sleek jumpsuit and a pair of heels for a fun night-out look, or follow this model’s cue and go with jeans and a comfortable top.
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