Fashion / Style File

Flight Schooled

The Bomber Gets a New Twist — and It’s Suddenly Cooler Than Ever

BY Sydney Mitchell // 02.21.16

The flight jacket (aka the bomber) was originally created as a cover-up for pilots. The item once meant for those in the air is now a massive hit, with many designers including the piece in their collections (and it has become a popular go-to street-wear item).

Luckily for us, the bomber needn’t be restricted to cooler temperatures (this is Texas, after all). It has been updated fully, so we can rock the style year-round. It can be paired with sneakers, heels, or evening pumps — it is an all-around dream come true. In addition, it is the perfect way to rock the athleisure trend while still looking put together.

This 3.1 Phillip Lim gauzy tweed bomber jacket is perfect for a lunch with the girls — pair it with white denim and nude heels, and you are sure to turn heads. Out around town? Opt for this T by Alexander Wang race suit fitted zip jacket with a fitted maxi dress and sneakers — it is comfortable and chic, a match made in heaven for the on-the-go individual.

Let our pieces inspire your bomber jacket obsession and shop our favorites below.

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