Sportswear is definitely having a moment on the catwalks right now, and what better way to ease this trend into your daily wardrobe than with a bomber jacket? With its military fighter pilot origins, this jacket will instantly give you an injection of attitude. This season’s bomber comes in a daring range of colors and designs for those who care to adventure beyond the classic black look. And they don’t have to be ultra-sporty or masculine; we’ve spotted pink bomber jackets on the street and in store- perfect for recreating that ‘Pink Ladies’ throwback look. So how best to integrate this iconic piece into your wardrobe? Read ahead for some suggestions…
Spring Ahead This Season With A Bomber Jacket
Easy to layer over various outfits, bomber jackets are the perfect wardrobe fallback going into spring. And did we mention they’re super comfy too?
- For a no-fuss spring fashion look, style your bomber jacket with skinny jeans. Add a simple but luxurious loose tee, and you’ve got that “off-duty model” look nailed.
- When you do need to wrap up a bit, layer your jacket over knitwear. A longline sweater or a lightweight hoodie would look effortlessly chic and keep out any spring chills.
Keep It Casual
Simultaneously sporty and sexy, bomber jackets are a great way to dress down and give a too-girly outfit a bit of an edge. Nail the street-style look with these handy hints.
- Whether you’re festival-bound this year or not, wear your jacket with shorts for a laid-back vibe. Add a fedora at a stylish angle to enhance that Coachella look.
- Throw your bomber jacket over a print dress or playsuit and team with a pair of cowboy boots for a relaxed and summery style.
- For an outfit with some serious attitude, combine your jacket with a leather skirt or shorts.
Dressing Up Your Bomber Jacket
Traditionally bomber jackets may have been limited to casual wear, but this season streetwear and high fashion have well and truly collided. We’ve spotted some gorgeous silk and embroidered designs that wouldn’t look out of place at the hottest parties.
- Wear an oversized bomber jacket with a pencil skirt to look like a Fifties girl who has borrowed her boyfriend’s jacket. Tie a handkerchief-style scarf around your neck and add a dash of red lipstick to finish off this retro look.
- Choosing a jacket of a different material will instantly add a touch of class to any outfit. Throw on a black silk bomber over your favorite party dress and pair with some black heeled pumps, and you’ve got the perfect look for a night out.
With such a versatile item of clothing, there really are no fashion rules. Be brave and experiment – confidence and attitude are really all you need to rock this look. Let us know what worked for you!
Featured Image: Jacqueline Mikuta shows us how to wear a bomber jacket, pairing this black leather number with a pair of edgy combat boots and a slit detailed pencil skirt creating a totally badass look which we love!
Top: The Fifth, Skirt: BNKR, Bomber: Jack & Jones, Bag: Ganni, Belt: Dylan Kain, Boots: Esprit.
Bomber jackets are an absolute modern classic. Andy styles this khaki piece with a feminine floral tier dress, simple accessories and sneakers for a street appropriate, casual look. We love the combination of girly and androgynous themes here!
Dress: Equipment, Shoes: Converse, Jacket: IRO Australia.
Annabelle Fleur has created a super sleek casual style here, pairing this metallic silver bomber with a white tee and cropped denim jeans for a retro style we adore! Pair a look such as this with edgy chunky mules to authentically capture Annabelle’s look.
Mules: Marc Fisher, Bomber: ACNE, Jeans: Citizen of Humanity.
Sendi Skopljak is simplistically glamorous in this casual fall outfit consisting of black jeans and a black vest, paired with white sneakers and a khaki bomber for the ultimate contrast.
Top: Chicy, Bomber Jacket: Nelly, Pants: Missguided, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bag: Alexander Wang, Sunglasses: Old ones.
Jill Lansky is wearing a khaki bomber over an all black style consisting of a tank top, high waisted jeans, and bright white sneakers to provide the ultimate contrast.
Jeans: Express, Top: One Eleven, Bomber Jacket: Express, Sneakers: Adidas.
Why not try wearing a bomber jacket over a maxi skirt like Nina to create an edgy but feminine everyday look. Pair a similar skirt with sneakers to capture every aspect of Nina’s style.
Rock: Asos, Top: H&M, Jacket: NA-kd.com, Shoes: Adidas.
For an effortlessly chic look, why not try a quilted bomber jacket over a white button up with black jeans like Federica L. This style is gorgeously boyish, and will give you that edge you crave.
Jeans: Cheap Monday, Jacket: Asos, Shirt: Jennyfer.
A baseball cap will make the perfect finish to your every day bomber jacket look. Kat Tanita has created a sporty chic style here, pairing sneakers with jeans and a patent bomber for an instantly effective look.
Jeans: AG, Tee: Lush, Bomber: Topshop, Sneakers: Nike.
In this outfit, Nina demonstrates exactly how a bomber jacket can give you that androgynous edge you’ve been dying to try! A plain white tee will make the perfect foundations to a boyish chic look consisting of jeans, sandals, and a bomber jacket. Accessorise with some shades to get the classic look.
Jeans: Diesel, Top: H&M, Shoes: Birkenstock, Bag: YSL, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Jacket: Na-kd.
A blush pink bomber such as this is the perfect crossover between edgy and feminine chic. By pairing this piece with a distressed black denim skirt and sneakers, Federica L. has created a gorgeously androgynous look which we love!
Bomber jackets are a style must-have all year round! Camille Callen pairs this classic black number with a pair of distressed denim shorts to create a gorgeous summer aesthetic which is perfect for every day wear.
Pavlína Jágrová is wearing a cute khaki bomber with distressed black jeans and platform sandals for an edgy summer look. We recommend this style for a casual look worn with a plain white or black tee.
Jacket/Top: Zara, Jeans/Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Celine.
A pale pink bomber like this is perfect for a cute and girly spring style which still retains some edginess! Mary Seng is wearing this look with a slit-detailed midi dress and white Chelsea boots; creating a style we love!
Bomber: Coach, Dress: Topshop, Boots: Isabel Marant.
Alexandra Guerain looks cool and edgy in this street wear outfit, consisting of a padded khaki bomber, a Supreme tee, and a pair of high waisted vintage jeans. Wear this look with heels to steal Alexandra’s awesome style!
Jacket: Asos, Jeans: The Ragged Priest.
Getting bored of your classic black bomber? Why not try wearing jackets in a variety of other tones – pastels are best for a spring or summer style! We are particularly loving this gorgeous mauve number, worn by Molly Rustas.
Jeans: Crocker, Jacket: Size 8 Needle, T-shirt: Forever21.
If you’re looking for a more feminine bomber, why not try the look in a shade of pastel pink like Federica L.? This blush pink jacket is the perfect match with a pair of camouflage jeans because it keeps the military feel without converting it to a masculine look!
Jacket: Stradivarius, Jeans: Boohoo, Tee: Zara.
Wear the bomber jacket trend in beige over a white mini dress and with simple sneakers to steal Lydia Lise Millen’s winning sporty chic style! Paired with shades and a leather bag, this look is perfect for summer!
Dress: Zara, Jacket: ME+EM, Trainers: Chanel, Scarf: Gucci, Bag: Louis Vuitton.
Barbora Ondrackova wears this khaki bomber in a cute and casual style, matched with tight leather trousers and a plain grey tee. This bomber jacket outfit is easy and affordable; we love it!
Jacket: Topshop, Top: Mango, Leggings: Balenciaga, Boots: Givenchy.
Wearing an oversized pink bomber is the perfect way to get yourself that all-American style you’ve been dying for! Rock pink lady vibes in a jacket like this, paired with polka dot trousers if you want to steal Lolita Masagutova’s look.
Trousers/Tee: Zara, Heels: Topshop, Bomber Jacket: Mango.
Add an injection of colour to an otherwise monochrome bomber jacket outfit by choosing a bright bomber like this adorable pastel pink piece worn by Silvia Garcia.
Bomber/Shoes: Mango, Sweater/Jeans: H&M, Bag: Gucci, Scarf: Asos.
The black bomber jacket is an absolute classic. Vanessa Hong rocks this style, pairing it with a leather wrap skirt and black adidas trainers. If you want to replicate this edgy and alternative style, simply match a black bomber and a leather item.
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This ultra retro fifties style pink bomber looks awesome as a statement piece, worn by Kenza Zouiten with destroyed jeans and a pair of strappy heels. We reckon a piece like this is a must have for your wardrobe!
Jacket: Nelly, Jeans: Chicy, Bag: Chanel.
Federica L. is daring to wear the bomber jacket trend in a gorgeous shade of royal blue, paired with classic distressed denim jeans and a pair of white stilettos. We love the summery vibe which this look exudes.
Top: Zara, Jacket: Shein, Jeans: Bershka.
Bomber jackets can be great for dressing down a more formal outfit. This lace dress outfit becomes more casual when paired with this cute green bomber and a black baseball cap, creating a more everyday style! Via Fashionlush.
Dress: Dorothy Perkins.
What better way to finish off this casual all black outfit than with a simply stylish khaki bomber jacket? Caroline Daur has created a wonderful everyday style, pairing leather leggings, a printed bag for vibrance, and a silk bomber.
Jacket: Asos, Trousers: Edited, Top: Topshop, Shoes: Zara, Bag: MCM.
Kayla Seah looks cute and casual in this cropped khaki bomber, worn with suede Chelsea boots and distressed black denim jeans. This look is perfect for hitting the streets & everyday wear.
Bomber: Topshop, Sweater: Mage, Jeans: J Brand, Boots: Sandro, Bag: Chloe.
Wear a khaki coloured bomber to steal Anine Bing’s casual military-inspired style; perfect for hitting the streets on any occasion! Pair this style with studded boots to get the casually edgy look Anine has achieved here. Bomber jacket outfits.
Outfit: Anine Bing.
A cropped bomber like this one will afford you an edgy and attractive style which is suitable for any opportunity! Paired with leather leggings and faux snakeskin boots, this outfit is ideal for the winter months. Via Clochet.
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Rocking a classically androgynous style, Julie Sarinana pairs a cute quilted bomber jacket with skinny black jeans and matching sneakers. A simple white V neck tee will make the perfect addition to this look.
Jacket: Shop Sincerely Jules.
Wondering how to wear a khaki bomber jacket? We recommend wearing the look like Janni Deler by pairing a cropped jacket with a matching khaki hoodie and white thigh high boots.
Jacket: Gina Tricot, Dress: Lmso.com, Bag: Phillip Lim, Shoes: Nelly.
Bomber jackets will ultimately look cool over any outfit. Camille Callen wears this oversized khaki bomber with distressed denim jeans and fresh white Asos sneakers.
Bomber: Sixth June, Top: Pimkie, Jumper: Sheinside, Jeans: Primark, Sneakers: Asos. Bomber jacket outfits.
Federica L. wears the bomber jacket trend in a pretty shade of pale pink, capturing casual and feminine vibes in her every day outfit.
Jacket: OutfitBook, T-Shirt: Zara, Jeans: Mango, Trainers: Air Force One.
Bomber jacket fashion is always a winner, especially when worn with stilettos and super skinny jeans. This look has got style and sex appeal – we definitely recommend you to try it! Via B.S.08111.
Jacket: Asos, Jeans: Alice & Olivia, Heels: Jimmy Choo.
This cute khaki bomber looks awesome paired with a simple horizontal striped tee and jeans. Throw in a pair of classic converse and you’ve got yourself an every day retro style like Stella Wants To Die!
Jeans: Zara, Tee: H&M, Sneakers: Converse. Bomber jacket outfits.
Josefin Ekström shows us how to wear a bomber jacket with dresses, creating a contrast between the tightness of the midi dress and the oversized nature of the jacket. This look is ultra cool, and can be dressed up or down!
Bomber Jacket – Josefin Ekström for Na-kd / Dress – Bershka
Quilted bombers are in this season! Valerie Husemann wears this army green bomber with a black plunge neck jumpsuit, creating a glamorous yet individual style which you should copy!
Jacket: Noisy May, Jumpsuit: Zara, Shoes: Adidas, Bag: Mint & Berry.
Alexandra Guerain is wearing a pair of slouchy combat pants with her bomber jacket outfit, exuding cool and casual vibes. Wear this with stilettos to get Alexandra’s total look.
Jacket: Kiabi, Trousers: H&M Mens, Shoes: Public Desire.
These knee high black boots wonderfully accentuate leg shape, giving the impression of slimmer, longer legs. Wear a similar pair with jeans and a bomber jacket to recreate the look. Via Stella Wants To Die.
Boots/Jacket: Zara, Bag: Celine, Jeans: Bershka, Sunnies: Fendi
Wear the bomber jacket style over an extra long sleeved sweater to recreate Josefin Ekström’s casual look!
Jacket: Lager 157, Sweater: Gina Tricot, Shoes: Scorett, Bag: Chiquelle, Necklace: Jane Koenig. Bomber jacket outfits.
Federica L. shows us how to combine the oversized scarf trend and bomber jacket style; pairing this checked black scarf with a plain white tee and burgundy bomber.
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Rebecca Laurey is wearing the bomber jacket style with a bodycon top and a pair of unique velvet trousers for an achievable and attractive winter look.
Jacket/Bodycon: Topshop, Trousers: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: Adidas.
Don’t be afraid to wear the bomber jacket trend with a maxi skirt! Camille Callen demonstrates how easy it is to rock a sophisticated and authentic skirt/bomber look in this gorgeous combination from Sixth June and Forever 21.
Jacket: Sixth June, Shirt: Sheinside, Skirt: Forever21, Shoes: Clarks. Bomber jacket outfits.
Anine Bing is rocking a monochrome bomber jacket look consisting of edgy studded ankle boots, distressed denim jeans, and a gorgeous statement scarf. We love this look for its simplicity and authenticity.
Outfit: Anine Bing.
Bomber jackets will go a treat with knitwear, as shown here by Sendi Skopljak’s cute winter look consisting of a cable knit sweater and a khaki bomber.
Bomber jacket: Maniere De Voir, Sweater: Zara, Jeans: Nelly, Shoes: Isabel Marant, Sunglasses: La Moda.