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Bomber Jackets for SS14 & What I'm Wearing

I don't know about you but there seems to be a few things making a revival this spring/summer that I'm a little unsure of.  Now I've already posted of my sitting on the fence of the trainer revival (click here) but another item that has me firmly perched is the return of the bomber jacket.  

Ok so I've never disguised my love of a jacket or two ;-) but I'm talking a tailored classic jacket not a looser fit bomber jacket.  If I'm being totally honest when I think of a bomber jacket I instantly think of this sort of image.......




Why I think of this goodness only knows as it's not as if this was a look I went for the last time said bomber was in fashion & luckily for me my crewcut has now finally grown out (only joking!!!).  But I did rock a bomber many moons ago, a lovely tan suede one I was luckily enough to be given one Christmas but despite several years wearing it I could never say I was in love with it, which might explain my reluctance to go down this route this season.

But having seen several highly stylish & wonderful bloggers totally rocking the look & in the interests of keeping an open mind I've taken a look on the high street & have come up with these beauties, which could just possibly see me climbing off the fence!!

So first up is this reversible one from Mango.  Now I have to admit I'm not loving the colours or the pattern of the fabric so can't see that I'd ever want to reverse it but I do like the khaki teamed with the black edging.  I can see this looking pretty fab teamed with a cami, some cuffed styled fitted trousers & heels for a night out.








Sticking with the patterned bomber then this one from H&M is pretty cool & would work well teamed with black, grey, cream or khaki.  I'm loving the look styled with the faux leather trousers as well.






Another patterned bomber but this time from Next, which is styled exactly as I think I'd wear said bomber jacket, if I manage to climb off the fence that is!!!  I'd personally like to see the cuffs of the trouser leg being more fitted & of course would want to slip a statement necklace on to boot...maybe some chunky pearls?!!!  






If however, you want pattern & colour then you're not going to go far wrong with this next bomber jacket from Topshop.  How amazing would this look teamed with navy?






Moving away from the patterned bomber but sticking with colour then this red one from Next looks pretty amazing & such a lovely shade of red that it could practically entice me off the fence for its colour alone!!










This next jacket from Next also looks pretty cool & looks fab teamed with the distressed boyfriend jeans.  And for those of you who've taken the plunge with the slip on trainers how cool would this charcoal one looked teamed with a pair, say leopard print ones & a slouchy 'V' neck white t-shirt - hell I think I may have gone down a rung on the fence on both the jacket front & the slip of trainers with that image alone!!!










Sticking with Next (they seem to have the best selection on the high street) & this faux leather trimmed bomber, which just looks that little bit smarter in appearance & something much more within my comfort zone, although I'm not sure on the ties at the bottom - they would probably have to have the snip!!






Sticking with black for the colour of choice for said bomber then I'm also loving the look of this faux leather croc one from Topshop, which although I haven't seen it in the flesh would probably be a great one for all year round versatility.






Or for a more light weight jacket what about this one from Mango?






And finally I'm also loving the look of this pique bomber from Gap.






So there you have my round up of bomber jackets that I just may be tempted to take for a test drive.  How about you have you been tempted?  Or perhaps you can remember the last time the bomber jacket was in fashion & are determined not to go back there?  

As always I'd love to hear your thoughts not to mention how you'll be styling yours.

Finally a quick post of my outfit from today.




Sweatshirt - Zara
Shirt - Massimo Dutti
Belt - Next
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Next


And if you want to copy all or some of today's look here's how I'd re-create it.


Sweater Love


Sweatshirt - Zara £19.99
Belt - Next £10
Jeans - Topshop £40
Shoes - Boden £119


I'll be back in the morning with my outfit post for tomorrow but in the meantime I'd love to hear your thoughts on whether you'll be donning a bomber jacket this season.  Have a great day.

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16 comments

  1. I am loving the bomber/baseball jacket this season Jane......look forward to seeing if you go for it and get one and how you style if you take the plunge! x

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    1. Still undecided Michelle but I love you in yours....I just don't know if I can be tempted from my more fitted jackets!!!
      Jane xx

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  2. I must admit some of the one's you feature do actually look quite chic on the models, I say go for it Jane x

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    1. That's what's tempting me Sharron but I still think out of preference I'd reach for one of my more tailored jackets...but never say never ;-)
      Jane xx

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  3. I think some of your' choices would be perfect for you. Go on you know you want to. xx

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    1. Lol Helen....I will if you will?!!!
      Jane xx

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  4. I like the Mango patterned bomber and also the H&M and Next patterned ones too.
    Very cool shoes too btw.
    :0)
    Paul

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    1. Thought you'd appreciate the shoes Paul ;-)
      Jane xx

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  5. I have the grey Next one - can't wait to do a show and tell soon.
    I prefer a bomber and it's only because Michelle wore hers that I suddenly love them!

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    1. Ooh can't wait to see you in the Next bomber Fiona!
      Jane xx

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  6. Lovely outfit Jane. I have an oyster coloured satin bomber jacket that I've had years. Really don't know why I kept it but I'm glad I did. Keep meaning to play around with it x

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    1. Thanks Donna, they do say if you keep things longs enough they come back into fashion....which is now making me doubt my major wardrobe haul last weekend :-0 Looking forward to seeing how you style your bomber jacket.
      Jane xx

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  7. I'm mad looking a bomber jacket but am trying to be good while on maternity leave, and I'm not sure I'll get much wear out of it as I have so many jackets already. That outfit of yours is stunning Jane, loving that sweatshirt!!

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    1. Thanks Trea & I know what you mean about already having a lot of jackets ;-0
      Jane xx

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  8. I love them & I'm so glad they are back! One of my first posts was about the return of the bomber & I'm so glad its sticking around for a while! I have a fab Levis one but I'd love a smarter one too! Ax

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    1. I love them styled on others Andrea, just not sure they're me. I think the nearest I'm going to get is my round neck faux leather quilted jacket that I've had for a couple of years!
      Jane xx

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