Perhaps the one piece we all keep in our wardrobe is a classic bomber jacket. Incredibly stylish, as well as comfortable and simple, the bomber has become fashion’s most loved staple on the streets as well as on the runway. From collaborations with brands like Vetements and Alpha Industries, to the return of retro sportswear like FILA, the bomber silhouette is ever so present no matter where look. In this week’s “HYPEBAE Editors’ Style Guide” we’re talking you through how we wear the classic piece.
Keep reading on below to see how you can rock the look, and check out all our previous guides here.
Nav – Editor
Bomber jackets are easily one of the coziest and most wearable pieces of outerwear and as a result, take up quite a large chunk of my wardrobe. Since they can be quite a roomy, masculine fit (or at least, that’s how I prefer mine), I try to team them with softer pieces in contrasting colors when possible.
You can never go wrong with Acne Studios and this Cleo bomber jacket ($637 USD) is a dream. Naturally, I gravitate towards the black iteration and this baby is a real investment piece that will go with everything for years to come. I’d pair this with a satin slip dress, like this lush white one by Helmut Lang ($728 USD) . It’s pretty minimal, but paired with that bomber, the look packs a punch. Add a little edge to your look with these matte black Dr Martens ($140 USD), because navigating transitional weather is always tricky and you need a shoe you can trust, tbh. In keeping with the monochromatic look of this ‘fit, I’d finish it off with this classic Off-White™ Binder Clip Bag ($1430 USD) and inject a hint of color with this femme fatale red lipstick by Christian Louboutin ($90 USD) Voila!
Lily – Senior Editor
To me bombers weather means we’ve triumphed over the long winter and spring is upon us again. In my own happiness that I can shed my HEATTECH, I’ve decided to dedicate a look to spring’s rolling green pastures.
The centerpiece is Ben Taverniti Unravel Project‘s Inside-Out green and orange bomber ($1330 USD). I stuck to oversized all winter, so I wanted something more tapered and cinched in come new season. To match is Balenciaga‘s plaid zipped pants ($1490 USD) that are topped by Martine Ali‘s James wallet chain ($275 USD). To complete the upper is a white Rylie Baby tee ($75 USD) by Rumi Neely‘s Are You Am I. The pants are high-waisted so a cropped T-shirt buttons down the look. Finally, is Eytys‘ chunky leather Angelo Leather ($340 USD) to complete. Bless spring.
Tora – Associate Editor
For as long as I can remember, bomber jackets have always been a staple in my wardrobe. From cheap pickups to rare vintage finds, I really can’t resist a good bomber. When I first came across Vetements‘ collaboration with Alpha Industries, the over-sized bombers quickly became my dream jacket. Paired with a cropped YEEZY Season 1 ribbed cropped top and a pair of cropped baggy COMME des GARÇONS trousers ($400 USD), the silver texture of the jacket is in full focus. To go all out, I’d complete the look with matching silver bag ($1,070 USD) and socks ($47 USD) from my current favorite brand ALYX (because who doesn’t love being extra?) as well as a light grey pair of classic Nike Air Max Plus sneakers ($197 USD).