From classic dark colours to up-to-the-minute florals, from cosily quilted to neatly fitted, a bomber jacket delivers an easily styled wardrobe staple that blends retro with modern street culture.
The bomber jacket - a contemporary look with retro appeal
The bomber jacket started life as nylon outerwear for high-altitude military flying, becoming a hard-working wardrobe staple with the development of urban teen culture. Today's bomber jackets are either loosely casual, or slimmed down and tailored, with bomber designs that look just as good in the office, as out on the street. Bomber jackets are perfectly designed to cope with autumn and milder winter temperatures, but by layering up with long sleeved T-shirts and hoodies, quilted designs with fur trims can cope with the coldest of days. Whatever the weather, experiment with more feminine styles by teaming with silky jogging pants and high heels, or tailored shorts and trainers.
How to wear a bomber jacket for work and play
We love more tailored bomber jackets in plain shades or leopard prints. Wear these to the office with chinos, a shirt and tie combo, or over pencil skirts and ladylike blouses, giving you outfits that are easily flipped for after-hours drinks. A bomber jacket in a pretty floral print makes a summery alternative to cardigans, looking just as good with cropped trousers and Tees, as over casual dresses. Bomber jackets in strong graphics stand out over jeans and T-shirts, whilst two-tone designs sporting logos create preppy looks with pleated skirts or smart trousers, especially when worn with loafers and socks.