Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Styling The Bomber Jacket


The 90's has never been an era I have wanted to re-visit, I can sometimes be persuaded by a little 60's retro or perhaps a smidge of 70's boho, but the 90's? I remember it all too clearly to want to regurgitate anything that originated from this decade. Well, that was my original thought, and I'm pretty much sticking to it, accept for this. 
The bomber jacket. 
I was sceptical at first as I can still vividly recall the Naff co bomber jacket I begged my mum, eventually giving in and buying it for me off the market.
I thought I was the bees knees in it, I lived in it till the lining tore and my mum refused to let me go out in it any longer for fear of me looking (even more of) a gypsy. They were so trashy, I shudder at the mere thought of it. Those and Adidas 3 stripe trackie bottoms, chokers and Kickers boots are all things I gladly left behind.
But I kept seeing these rather nice updated versions of the Bomber Jacket everywhere. About 2 months ago my 13 year old stepdaughter was gazing longingly at a khaki Topshop bomber, and she asked if I would wear it. I told her she must shoot me if i ever stood within 5 feet of it as it was  a crime I must never commit.
Well someone hand her the gun as it would seem I just committed my own worst crime.
Maybe its living a little dangerously but I really like it.
Granted I have not gone for the full on shell type, padded Bomber jacket (although am seriously contemplating), but a rather chic (ok, chic to me) update on the Bomber. Not a shell suit in site.
Weirdly, its this satin feel with the black elasticated ribbing that makes this totally more accessible to me, and as I've mentioned previously, being a pair shape I think it actually weighs out my proportions quite nicely.
Plus safe colour = khaki. I love khaki.
I opted for some skinny jeans (after swearing them off last week, I know- I know, apparently I'm not quite ready to quit them) and some killer red heels to avoid the overtly 90's look, choosing to bring the look up to date and making it more wearable for me today, y'know in 2016 (by the way what will we refer to this era as? Its an odd number to shorten to a cute reference, is there one and I just don't know it? Do tell and put me out of my misery.)















Wearing:
Red Shoes
Jeans
Boxy top (Similar)
Bag (similar)
Bomber Jacket (similar)

So ladies, The Bomber Jacket. Thoughts? Do you like? Do you hate? And would you wear?

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13 comments

  1. Loving the pop of red and I have been looking for a jacket similar! Great look!! xo

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  2. What a great combination! I love the red heels adding the sexy and feminine feel to your effortlessly chic outfit.
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  3. Love, I adore bomber jackets and own far too many to proclaim just how many. It is that bad, I confess. Yours is darling!! Especially when you see that contrasting zip. But let us also take a moment to drool over your heels, shall we??? xoxo

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  4. I love it. I'm not usually a fan of bomber jackets but this one is really nice!

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  5. it looks great! and your curls are cute, too:-) xx

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  6. My thoughts are similar to yours. I have been seeing a lot of bomber jackets lately and I am not a big fan. But this one I really like because its so simple.

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  7. Simple and awesome! Love the bomber, love the leopard, love the pop of red!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the bomber jacket and those red heels are fantastic!!

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  9. You look great and I am still not sure about how I feel about the bomber but on you , two thums up. Must be careful what I say because I said nope to the cropped flares and then got sent a pair... hmmm taking some styling inspiration from you

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  10. You look great and I am still not sure about how I feel about the bomber but on you , two thums up. Must be careful what I say because I said nope to the cropped flares and then got sent a pair... hmmm taking some styling inspiration from you

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  11. Great look. It looks edgy and than at the end a touch of feminine. I love it. And you're hair is gorgious!

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  12. You say bomber jacket but this is too nice to be given such a naff label! This is much more grown up 😄 I ❤️ the shoes too! xxx

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  13. You styled his bomber jacket beautifully Rachel. I love the clutch and watch. Your curls look stunning.

    I would love for you to share this fabulous outfit on my linkup, tomorrow. Thanks, Rachel.

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