Lucky for me, I live in Southern California, so while most of the country is bundled up right now, our “winter” is just cold enough to have me reaching for a jacket in the mornings and evenings. Currently my favorite thing is a bomber jacket to throw on over just about anything. Jeans and sneakers on the weekend, with slacks or a pencil skirt during the week, with a classic tee or a slouchy sweater, the bomber is a versatile piece that can take you through spring and beyond. A few of my favorites:
I have this beautiful Stella McCartney number, and while splurge-y, it is so comfortable and beautiful that I reach for it at least a couple times a week.
This limited edition NASA-themed wool and leather bomber from Coach made my heart flutter the minute I saw it when I was in New York last year. I resisted initially — but it came home with me less than two weeks later. I caved, and have not regretted it for a minute. It’s a slightly warmer option, and has such a great attention to detail. Also I find the “Space Cadet” double-entendre quite amusing!
The color combo on this satin Gap bomber had me at “hello.” Also with their frequent promo codes and the current sale price, it is such a steal! It feels great on and is surprisingly versatile, but if you’re color-averse, it also comes in a very fetching all-black option.
If you’re looking for a warmer option, I love the burgundy velvet on this Andrew Marc bomber from Nordstrom. It has a down and feather fill, but is also still nicely sleek. I’d love to curl up in this one. Or, you know, run errands.
For spring I have my eye on this beautiful vanilla-colored bomber from the Gap. It is water resistant sateen (great if you live someplace rainier than I), and it seems like a great transitional piece. If you’re like me and spill things occasionally, the not-quite-navy blue is also a lovely option.
Happy Friday and happy shopping!