Even though it had a brief appearance a few seasons ago, this Spring Summer 2016 the bomber jacket has come to stay. We’ve seen it on the catwalk with Saint Laurent, in a daring metallic or Versalle-like print version, or from Louis Vuitton, in a more casual style, made of leather.
This Mod classic of the british 50s-60s, and also of the 90s indie grunge, (without forgetting its 80s version… ¿Do you recall their neon prints?) it’s the perfect travel companion for spring adventures, since we can find it both in a wool or padded version, as in silky and light fabrics, perfect for the nights that are too cold to go out uncovered, but it’s too warm out to wear a coat.
The best is that the bomber is a unisex item, so you can explore your partner’s wardrobe, or in the man section of your favorite clothing store. If you wear it as an oversize jacket, you’ll add the effortlessness we so envy of our favorite it girls.
Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley already own theirs, ¿what are you waiting for to join the bomber club?
Quintessentially british, it never actually left our closet. Its grungier version has a plaid lining, others are more sporty, like the one Emma Watson is wearing, and look as if they came out of the high-school baseball captain’s locker. Get the iconic R13 jacket, and it will become a basic you will wear all through the season.
2. Army green
Black skinny jeans, a cotton t-shirt, heeled booties and an army green bomber. If there’s an outfit that defines neutral minimalism, the effortless chic that has stayed with us for years, its this one, without a doubt. If your outfits are often ruled by black, you should go for an army green bomber such as this one from Alpha Industries (the same one Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gigi Hadid are wearing). This way, you will follow the trend keeping your outfits simple and uncluttered.
3. Going out
This style is ideal for evening looks or company dinners. With a casual, effortless touch, it looks as if you put on whatever you found first, but since it’s made in a luxurious fabric, like Georgia May Jagger’s satin bomber, or the tulle one from Philip Lim, it will dress up any LBD.
You will find its more luxurious version in this velvet bomber, from Tommy Hilfiger. This bomber will dress up any outfit while keeping them casual thanks to its shape and american style. It’s perfect for: going out, going to dinner or matching it with fitted dresses. For your daily life, choose one with more casual details to adjust it for an outfit with jeans.
Being a unisex item, the bomber suits both men and women, and you easily can share the very same one. Also, ¡the best about the oversize shape is that it looks good on all of us! Givenchy has released this one, with a masculine shape but keeping the feminine touch thanks to its rosy color.
If you’re all about standing out, surprise everyone with a print bomber. It may be scary for those of you who lived through the 80s and its neon sportswear, but it arrives from Alexander McQueen following the floral trend, in black and white, more sober and simple; or in Versailles style, like the one we saw on the catwalk by Saint Laurent.