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Back when I was a junior in high school bomber jackets were the shit. I had one from Fossil, this was 2005 when Fossil had a storefront and sold clothes, and it was canvas and I wore it to class almost every day during spring. Low rise jeans were also popular so I lived in fear of showing my ass crack to the world, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the style. Now bomber jackets are coming back in a big way thanks to designers like Gucci and model off duty style, just in time for the weather to change.
I for one am ready to see all parkas go to closet hell until October, because the bomber jacket is a much better choice for spring and summer. They’re lightweight and more casual, and a hell of a lot cooler than most other jacket choices. And while satin bomber jackets aren’t the most realistic choice for rainy locales, they’re so fun. But just having a lightweight jacket that isn’t a raincoat or activewear piece to lend some attitude to my spring and summer wardrobe, including dresses is a must-have. And bomber jackets aren’t just complementary pieces, there are even a few that can claim statement piece status, as you can see above with that magenta number. Yowza. I love it.
Topshop Sateen MA1 Bomber Jacket – Hello Pink Ladies! I love this jacket and its Grease, girl gang vibes. Bombers tend to have such a masculine feel but this pink satin one is so wonderfully girly and sassy.
Missguided Contrast Rib Satin Bomber Jacket Khaki – The satin khaki color seems so unexpected but a really cute choice for spring. Because of its relaxed but ladylike feel this would be a great jacket to pair with dresses.
ASOS New Look Faux Fur Collar Bomber Jacket – This is my favorite of the bunch. It has so much attitude! Yes, it’s black and has a fur collar but here in Seattle this would be a great year-round jacket.
Missguided Longline Padded Bomber – Here’s your classic military style padded bomber jacket, but in a more relaxed, longline style. Grungy cool.
Topshop Shiny Rust MA1 Bomber – If olive isn’t your style, how about a prettier rust color? I know marsala was 2015’s color but I think this makes for a great muted metallic statement jacket.
Nasty Gal Wild In The Streets Bomber Jacket – It was really hard to find cool bomber jackets with prints on the back that weren’t crazy expensive. This was one of the few cool ones left with its ’80s style Asian embroidered design.
Mango Printed Bomber Jacket – You have a casual black bomber that also calls to that biker girl vibe and you can wear it a ton of ways. But it’s not just a simple black, check out that print!
Topshop MA1 Bomber Jacket – Street style is all about the olive green bomber right now. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are both loving this style pairing it with black sweaters and leggings. A super cute and easy look.