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Bomber jackets add an androgynous and edgy touch to any outfit. Though it gained popularity in the 80s, it is still on trend now. It’s the perfect unisex outerwear piece to keep you warm during the milder temperatures. You can dress it up, dress it down – think off duty done right. 

We love experimenting with our style, and if you haven’t tried bomber jackets, this fall is the perfect time to rock the look. Some of our favorite celebrities have perfected their outfits – Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have made us realize how cozy yet stylish bomber jackets can be.

The bomber jacket dates back to the First World War and was used as an aviation jacket, now, it’s a style statement. Now, it’s available in a wide range of cuts and colors – one to suit your every mood.


Cute and feminine

Wear the bomber jacket in a feminine and elegant way. We love silky smooth satin bomber jackets that are lightweight and are perfect for layering over basic dresses or a simple tee and shorts combination. Its soft and feminine approach flatters your figure and a bold floral print will make the statement you need.

Opt for a darker floral print for an autumnal feel to your outfit. Anything in teal, burgundy or navy will be your go-to jacket in fall and winter months. Pastel shades are perfect for the spring and summer. We also love the sportswear-inspired touch with the ribbed cuffs and hem and go faster stripes – a mix of old and new for an on-point look! 

Stylish and chic

Women wearing parisian chic bomber jacket with denim jeans
Women wearing Parisian chic bomber jacket with denim jeans

If your vibe is more Parisian chic than sportswear, bombers are still a go-to jacket for you! Perfect your street style with an oversized velvet bomber that will elevate your basic jeans and tee look. Team it with a pair of strappy heels and you’ll feel comfortable and dressed up – what better combo is there? We love any bomber jackets for this look with patchwork detailing.

A bold bit of patchwork can inject personality to your look. The idea of teaming a vintage bomber jacket with a minimalist look is just so dreamy! Let your hair loose in flowing and subtle waves and you’ve perfected the art of minimalist chic!


Though the bomber jacket adds a sporty vibe to your look, it is still compatible with an edgier, rockier outfit. It’s androgynous yet chic, and a quilted, satin style will add texture to your outfit. What is a rock look without a band tee?

We would team this with a faded tee for a vintage vibe. Then finish off the look with ripped skinny jeans and a pair of iconic Vans. You will feel put together, but still authentically you. If you really want to embrace the 80s vibe, get an 80s band t-shirt to match – Blondie, AC/DC and Nirvana could be your go-to tees.

If you want to dress it up, we recommend swapping your pair of ripped skinny jeans for a pair of leather or pleather pants, and ditch the Vans for strappy sandals – vamp it up a bit, we dare you! A touch of a bold red lip and messy curls will create a naughty-but-nice edge.

Fashion icon

If you are a true fashionista, then you’ll want to be daring in your looks. That’s why we love Fashion Weeks, people far and wide come together for their love of fashion, and we get to see the awesome street style looks that are the result of it.

Some of the looks are unachievable, or impractical, but others are definitely making our Pinterest boards! Explore your style identity and create unique looks around our key piece. We have fallen for this modern, edgy yet feminine look that will turn heads.

A midi skirt, wedge boots, a simple white tee and, of course, the must-have bomber jacket may seem like a random match, but it just works! You will feel empowered by your striking outfit.

Alternatively, we could see this look with a midi dress and an oversized knit under your bomber jacket to make it more winter appropriate.


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Sleek Street Style

If there is someone that can get you on the bomber jacket bandwagon, it’s Gigi Hadid. Her quilted bomber jacket with military-style pockets add a tomboyish feel to her outfit. She has teamed her bomber jacket with a pair of faux leather pants and her favourite pair of sneakers for the perfect off-duty look.

Who said casual had to compromise style? You will love wearing this outfit for days out with friends, or running errands. The faux leather pants add a touch of glam to the look. There are so many ways you can rock the bomber jacket – you won’t find it lost at the back of your wardrobe, that’s for sure!

Sportswear Chic

Wear the bomber jacket how it is intended in 2020 – to be rocked in a sporty way. An oversized, quilted bomber jacket is perfect for wrapping up warm in style.

The key to keeping it sophisticated? Sticking to two colours minimum – we love the dusty pink teamed with ecru straight fit jeans for an impactful look. Team this with ankle boots or with a pair of Adidas to mix sporty and girly vibes.


Source: Steal The Look Brasil
Source: Steal The Look Brasil

We love co-ords, always have, always will – nothing looks more put together than matching items. They have been a trend for the last few years, and they can be dressy or sporty – whatever your vibe is, there will be a co-ord to match!

We love the fact this bomber jacket has a matching sweater – it brings the look together and elevates your whole outfit. Color-coordinate your look with natural toned accessories, teaming dusky pink with nude adds a touch of sophistication and timelessness.

Bring a preppy vibe to the outfit by layering a statement necklace and chunky jewelry. Another tip? Match your cigarette pants to your bomber jacket for a more formal approach to styling our must-have item. 

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May is totally crazy about the 80s and everything the decade inspired! Having grown up in a household that was totally taken over by 80s music and fashion its only natural that May lives and breathes the 80s!

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