Bombers Away

By Erika, Fashion Expert

One thing I love about fashion is that inspiration is all around us.  Everywhere from magazines to Instagram to other bloggers to fashionable men and women we pass on the street.  You can even find inspiration in art, flowers, or architecture.  Inspiration is truly all around us.

img_1183Jacket: Vince Camuto (here) I Tank Top: Sejour (here) I Jeans: Lane Bryant (similar; distressed myself) I Hat: H&M I Shoes: Nine West

Did you guys, like me, watch “The New Edition Story” last month? So good, right? I am an 80’s baby and seeing the boys rock bomber jackets in all sorts of colors, patterns and styles took me back.  It made me think of my favorite movies like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty in Pink.” It reminded me of hanging with my grandparents and skating in their front yard with my rolled jeans and Fisher Price skates. It reminded me of side ponytails, slap bracelets, and double laces in my shoes.  It took me back. So, when I peeped this super cute Vince Camuto jacket online I knew I had to have it!

img_1184Bracelet: Swarovski (here)

The thing that I love about bomber jackets is that they’re incredibly versatile.  You can elevate a bomber jacket by wearing a slim-fitting pant and heels or a cute skirt (my suggestion would be a pencil skirt or tutu skirt). But you can also throw it on with jeans or leggings and sneakers and be both fashionable and comfortable.  And, because you have more fabric choices than ever – leather, lace, sequin, denim, satin, etc. – you can create distinct, stylish looks with your bomber.  A bomber jacket suits several different styles from the most girliest of girly girls to the edgiest of edgy girls to everyone in between. This jacket has been in heavy rotation since the moment I added it to my wardrobe.

img_1203T-shirt: Ivy Park (here) I Leggings: Fashion to Figure (here) I Bag: via Poshmark I Shoes: Elie Tahari “Viceroy” (available on various websites)

You can find cute bombers jackets in a range of price points as well.  A girlfriend of mine has the cutest lace bomber jacket that she purchased from Target.  If higher end is more your thing, you can check out Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus for a variety bomber jackets in both straight and plus sizes. No matter your budget you can look cool and chic in your own bomber jacket.


Are you guys loving bomber jackets as much as I am?  Be sure to tag YCS in your Instagram and Facebook photos rocking your hottest bombers.  Or share a snap story with us!  We love to see how our readers and followers are making styles their own.

img_1204Scarf: My Own I Earrings: Bauble Bar

Stay Chic,

Photo Credit: Rob Bergsted