I bought my first bomber jacket at an army & navy surplus store during my college days in the Boston area. At the time, it was a great addition to my wardrobe since my style had a punk rock influence. That jacket looked so amazing with my pseudo-combat boots (never could wear the real ones...too uncomfortable!). Even as my style evolved (softened as well) over the years, I still love the look of a bomber jacket. In part because it can be sporty chic as it is similar in cut to a varsity jacket, but also because it is an edgy piece to complement/contrast a more refined outfit. And in case you didn't already know, I'm a huge fan of mixing it up. Formal/casual, preppy/punk, edgy/elegant: I love it all... together! :)
Bomber style jackets are a huge trend for this season and into the Fall/Winter, so it's no surprise that there's an amazing number of these jackets available in a variety of fashion-forward designs, cuts and colors. Right now, I'm obsessed with the Saint Laurent jacket with leather trim shown at top. So sporty chic...
Below are some other bomber jacket styles (in addition to the ones already in my closet!) I'm loving now. These are in a range of price points so click through the caption detail if you need to find one that works with your budget.
And if you wanted one that was more authentic and old-school, I love the vintage one below from Asos.
So go ahead, style your jacket with any outfit, scrunch up the sleeves for added cool and wear it out before it's summer and it's too hot!